And it is certainly in this way that Anaxagoras uses the terms.
Now, Anaxagoras had never heard of the true God, the God whom we worship.
The particulars of the charge were that Anaxagoras said that the sun was a red-hot stone, and that the moon was made of earth.
Anaxagoras retained his usual bland expression and meek dignity.
He postulated primitive Matter, identical with air and mingled with Mind, thus avoiding the dualism of Anaxagoras.
Ask the young noble, who has been to him as a father; and his response will be 'Anaxagoras.'
Cleon arose, and said it was well known to the disciples of Anaxagoras, that he taught the existence of but one God.
"Marvellous, indeed, is the mystery of our being," exclaimed Anaxagoras.
Then stooping down, he took Anaxagoras by the hand, and said affectionately, "Have you nothing to ask of your brother's son?"
"The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined Anaxagoras.