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This rich compendium on the lives and doctrines of philosophers ranges over three centuries, from Thales to Epicurus (to whom the whole tenth book is devoted); 45 important figures are portrayed. Diogenes Laertius carefully compiled his information from hundreds of sources and enriches his accounts with numerous quotations.

Diogenes Laertius lived probably in the earlier half of the 3rd century CE, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. His history, in ten books, is divided unscientifically into two 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus, including the Socratic schools; 'Italian' from Pythagoras to Epicurus, including the Eleatics and sceptics. It is a very valuable collection of quotations and facts.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Diogenes Laertius is in two volumes.

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Diogenes Laertius (probably early third century BCE) compiled his compendium on the lives and doctrines of the ancient philosophers from hundreds of sources. It ranges over three centuries, from Thales to Epicurus, portraying forty-five important figures, and is enriched by numerous quotations.

Synopsis:

Diogenes Laertius, author of a work on Greek philosophy, lived probably in the earlier half of the 3rd century, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. He was an Epicurean philosopher, but his work is not philosophical. The title is History of Philosophy or On the Lives, Opinions, and Sayings of Famous Philosophers; the work, in ten books, is divided unscientifically into two 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus, including the Socratic schools; 'Italian' from Pythagoras to Epicurus (who fills all the last book), including the Eleatics and sceptics. It is a collection of quotations and facts, and is of very great value.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Diogenes Laertius is in two volumes.

Table of Contents

Book VI

Antisthenes

Diogenes

Monimus

Onesicritus

Crates

Metrocles

Hipparchia

Menippus

Menedemus

Book VII

Zeno

Ariston

Herillus

Dionysius

Cleanthes

Sphaerus

Chrysippus

Book VIII

Pythagoras

Empedocles

Epicharmus

Archytas

Alchaeon

Hippasus

Philolaus

Eudoxus

Book IX

Heraclitus

Xenophanes

Parmenides

Melissus

Zeno of Elea

Leucippus

Democritus

Protagoras

Diogenes of Apollonia

Anaxarchus

Pyrrho

Timon

Book X

Epicurus

Index Nominum Et Rerum

Index Fontium

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674992047
Translator:
Hicks, R. D.
Author:
Hicks, R. D.
Author:
Diogenes, Laertius
Author:
Diogenes Laertius
Author:
Diogenes
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Philosophers, Ancient
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
"Selected bibliography": v. 1, p. xxvii-xxx.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
January 1925
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Indexes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 1 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Diogenes Laertius (probably early third century BCE) compiled his compendium on the lives and doctrines of the ancient philosophers from hundreds of sources. It ranges over three centuries, from Thales to Epicurus, portraying forty-five important figures, and is enriched by numerous quotations.
"Synopsis" by , Diogenes Laertius, author of a work on Greek philosophy, lived probably in the earlier half of the 3rd century, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. He was an Epicurean philosopher, but his work is not philosophical. The title is History of Philosophy or On the Lives, Opinions, and Sayings of Famous Philosophers; the work, in ten books, is divided unscientifically into two 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus, including the Socratic schools; 'Italian' from Pythagoras to Epicurus (who fills all the last book), including the Eleatics and sceptics. It is a collection of quotations and facts, and is of very great value.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Diogenes Laertius is in two volumes.

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