Diogenes Laërtius
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Pages: 72

In The Stoics Diogenes Laërtius details the lives and philosophical opinions of the first Greek Stoic philosophers: Zeno of CitiumAriston of ChiosHerillus of CarthageDionysius the RenegadeCleanthes of AssosSphaerus of BosphorusChrysippus of Soli Laërtius’ main sources were Favorinus and Diocles of Magnesia, but his work also draws (either directly or indirectly) on books by Antisthenes of Rhodes, Alexander Polyhistor, and Demetrius of Magnesia, as well as works by Hippobotus, Aristippus, Panaetius, Apollodorus of Athens, Sosicrates, Satyrus, Sotion, Neanthes, Hermippus, Antigonus, Heraclides, Hieronymus, and Pamphila. The Stoics provides fascinating insight into the private lives of the Greek Stoics, giving a voice to those early trailblazers whose influential works have long since been lost. Montaigne wrote that he wished that instead of one Laërtius there had been a ...
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