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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VI

ANAXAGORAS [59 DK]

D Only One Book (D1)

D1 Diog. Laert.

a (< A37) 1.16

οἱ δὲ ἀνὰ ἓν συγγράψαντες·1 [. . .] Ἀναξαγόρας.

b (< A1) 2.11

πρῶτος δὲ Ἀναξαγόρας καὶ βιβλίον1 ἐξέδωκε συγγραφῆς.2

Three Summaries Going Back Ultimately to Theophrastus (D2–D4)

D2 (< A41) Simpl. In Phys., pp. 26.31–27.17

τῶν δὲ ἀπείρους τῷ πλήθει λεγόντων οἱ μὲν ἁπλᾶς

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D Only One Book (D1)

D1 Diogenes Laertius

a (< A37)

[. . .] others, who wrote only one treatise: [. . .] Anaxagoras.

b (< A1)

Anaxagoras was also the first person to publish a book in the form of a treatise.1

Three Summaries Going Back Ultimately to Theophrastus (D2–D4)

D2 (< A41) Simplicius, Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics

Among those who say that they [i.e. the principles] are infinite in number, some said that they are simple and

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.anaxagoras-doctrine.2016