Epigram 11.103

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ἐξ ἀτόμων Ἐπίκουρος ὅλον τὸν κόσμον ἔγραψεν
εἶναι, τοῦτο δοκῶν, Ἄλκιμε, λεπτότατον.
εἰ δὲ τότ᾽ ἦν Διόφαντος, ἔγραψεν ἂν ἐκ Διοφάντου,
τοῦ καὶ τῶν ἀτόμων πουλύ τι λεπτοτέρου,

ἢ τὰ μὲν ἄλλ᾽ ἔγραψε συνεστάναι ἐξ ἀτόμων ἄν,
ἐκ τούτου δ᾽ αὐτάς, Ἄλκιμε, τὰς ἀτόμους.

— Paton edition

Epicurus wrote that all the world consisted of
atoms, thinking, Alcimus, that an atom was the most
minute thing. But if Diophantus had existed then
he would have written that it consisted of Diophantus,
who is much more minute than the atoms.
Or he would have written, that other things were
composed of atoms, but the atoms themselves,
Alcimus, of Diophantus.

— Paton edition

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Epigram 11.93

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