Julie Tamerler


The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned had thirty oars, and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phale- reus, for they took away the old planks as they de- cayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their place, insomuch that this ship became a standing ex- ample among the philosophers, for the logical ques- tion of things that grow; one side holding that the ship remained the same, and the other contending that it was not the same. – Plutarch1