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    Lives of Eminent Philosophers: v.2 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Diogenes Laertius, Translated by R.D. Hicks

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    DescriptionThis 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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    Lives of Eminent Philosophers: v.2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diogenes Laertius, Translated by R.D. Hicks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 710
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780674992047
    ISBN 10: 0674992040

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    Abridged Dewey: 109
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    DC22: 183.4
    DC21: 183.4
    LC classification: B168 .D5 1972
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    Publication date
    01 July 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass