Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume II, by Diogenes Laertius
By Diogenes Laertius
This wealthy compendium at the lives and doctrines of philosophers levels over 3 centuries, from Thales to Epicurus (to whom the complete 10th booklet is devoted); forty five vital figures are portrayed. Diogenes Laertius rigorously compiled his details from enormous quantities of assets and enriches his bills with various quotations. Diogenes Laertius lived most likely within the past 1/2 the third century CE, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. His historical past, in ten books, is split unscientifically into 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus, together with the Socratic colleges; 'Italian' from Pythagoras to Epicurus, together with the Eleatics and sceptics. it's a very necessary number of quotations and proof. The Loeb Classical Library version of Diogenes Laertius is in volumes.
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