Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume I: Books 1-5

Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume I: Books 1-5

Hardcover(9th printing/1st pub.1925-into.1972)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674992030
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1925
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #184
Edition description: 9th printing/1st pub.1925-into.1972
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 295,116
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Selected Bibliography

Testimonia

Book I

Prologue

Thales

Solon

Chilon

Pittacus

Bias

Cleobulus

Periander

Anacharsis

Myson

Epimenides

Pherecydes

Book II

Anaximander

Anaximenes

Anaxagoras

Archelaus

Socrates

Xenophon

Aeschines

Aristippus

Phaedo

Euclides

Stilpo

Crito

Simon

Glaucon

Simmias

Cebes

Menedemus

Book III

Plato

Book IV

Speusippus

Xenocrates

Polemo

Crates

Crantor

Arcesilaus

Bion

Lacydes

Carneades

Clitomachus

Book V

Aristotle

Theophrastus

Strato

Lyco

Demetrius

Heraclides

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