: Worthy surely was he to stand forth as a man who might stay the course of the river,and who might say: “Sun, stand still,” and delay the night and lengthen the day, as though to witnesshis victory.Why? a blessing denied to Moses, he alone was chosen to lead the people into the promisedland. A man he was, great in the wonders he wrought by faith, great in his triumphs. The works of Moses were of a higher type, his brought greater success.Either of these then aided by divine grace rose above all human standing. The one ruled the sea,the other heaven.
: But they say that the sun can be said to be alone, because there is no second sun. Butthe sun himself has many things in common with the stars, for he travels across the heavens, he is of that ethereal and heavenly substance, he is a creature, and is reckoned amongst all the works of God.He serves God in union with all, blesses Him with all, praises Him with all. Therefore he cannotaccurately be said to be alone, for he is not set apart from therest.
Anatolius of Alexandria
: Eudemus relates in his Astrologies that Enopides found out the circleof the zodiac and the cycle of the great year. And Thales discovered the eclipse of the sun and its period in the tropics in its constant inequality. And Anaximander discovered that the earth is poised inspace, and moves round the axis of the universe. And Anaximenes discovered that the moon has her light from the sun, and found out also the way in which she suffers eclipse. And the rest of themathematicians have also made additions to these discoveries. We may instance the facts – that the
Duties of the Clergy
, Bk II, Ch XX, 99.
Exposition of the Christian Faith
, Bk V, Ch II.