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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

8914 Plutarh AD 46?-AD 120 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:The great god Pan is dead. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Why the Oracles cease to give Answers.
Note 1.
See Mrs. Browning, Quotation 11.

Plutarch relates (Isis and Osiris) that a ship well laden with passengers drove with the tide near the Isles of Paxi, when a loud voice was heard by most of the passengers calling unto one Thanus. The voice then said aloud to him, “When you are arrived at Palodes, take care to make it known that the great god Pan is dead.” [back]