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Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume II, Books 6-10 (Loeb Classical Library No. 185)

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 publication is devoted); forty five very important figures are portrayed. Diogenes Laertius conscientiously compiled his info from 1000s of resources and enriches his bills with a variety of quotations.

Diogenes Laertius lived most likely within the past 1/2 the third century CE, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. His heritage, in ten books, is split unscientifically into 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus, together with the Socratic faculties; 'Italian' from Pythagoras to Epicurus, together with the Eleatics and sceptics. it's a very helpful choice of quotations and facts.

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