The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

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by Diogenes Laertius
     
 

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Very little is known about Diogenes Laertius, despite the fact he wrote some of the most influential accounts of the lives of the West’s best known philosophers. His mention of Sextus Empiricus means he lived after the 3rd century A.D., while Sopater quoted him in the 6th century. For that reason, historians believe he lived in the middle of the 4th
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