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Lives of Eminent Philosophers By Diogenes Laertius

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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.

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Lives of Eminent Philosophers: v.2 by Diogenes Laertius

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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About Diogenes Laertius


Robert Drew Hicks (1850-1929) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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GOR002892689
Lives of Eminent Philosophers: v.2 by Diogenes Laertius
Diogenes Laertius
Loeb Classical Library
Used - Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
1989-07-01
710
0674992040
9780674992047
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.