Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume I, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 184)

By: Laertius, Diogenes

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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.

Title: Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume I, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 184)

Author: Laertius, Diogenes

Categories: Philosophy, Greek,

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 0674992032

ISBN Number 13: 9780674992030

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Foreign Language

Seller ID: 143373

Description: Some neat pencil underlining. Edge wear to dust jacket. 550 pages.