The Agarenes that seek wisdom upon earth, the merchants of Meran and of Theman, the authors of fables, and searchers out of understanding; none of these have known the way of wisdom, or remember her paths.
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Olympiodorus of Alexandria
He calls them merchants because they have no experience with cultivation. Asked to make wine, they gathered wild grapes instead of domestic grapes. Merran and Teman are barbarous peoples. They represent the uncouth manners of those who remain entangled in the vanity of this life.