Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume II: Books 6-10 (Loeb Classical Library)

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674992047
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1925
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #185
  • Edition description: 10th printing/1st pub.1925
  • Pages: 710
  • Sales rank: 663,233
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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

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