Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume I: Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library)

Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume I: Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library)

by Laertius Diogenes, Diogenes Laertius, Diogenes
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674992030
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1925
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #184
Edition description:
9th printing/1st pub.1925-into.1972
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
289,459
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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