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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VI

ANAXAGORAS [59 DK]

P Chronology (P1–P5)

P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 2.6–7

Ἀναξαγόρας Ἡγησιβούλου ἢ Εὐβούλου, Κλαζομένιος. οὗτος ἤκουσεν Ἀναξιμένους [. . .] [7] λέγεται δὲ κατὰ τὴν Ξέρξου διάβασιν εἴκοσιν ἐτῶν εἶναι, βεβιωκέναι δὲ ἑβδομήκοντα δύο. φησὶ δ᾽ Ἀπολλόδωρος ἐν τοῖς Χρονικοῖς [FGrHist 244 F31] γεγενῆσθαι αὐτὸν τῇ ἑβδομηκοστῇ Ὀλυμπιάδι, τεθνηκέναι δὲ τῷ πρώτῳ ἔτει τῆς ὀγδοηκοστῆς1 ὀγδόης.

P2 (< A43) Arist. Metaph. A3 984a11

Ἀναξαγόρας δὲ ὁ Κλαζομένιος τῇ μὲν ἡλικίᾳ πρότερος ὢν τούτου [. . . cf. R8].

P3 (< A5) Diog. Laert. 9.41

γέγονε δὲ τοῖς χρόνοις, ὡς αὐτός φησιν ἐν τῷ Μικρῷ

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ANAXAGORAS

ANAXAGORAS

P Chronology (P1–P5)

P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

Anaxagoras, son of Hegesiboulus or Euboulus, from Clazomenae. He studied with Anaximenes [. . .]. He is said to have been twenty years old when Xerxes crossed over [= 480/79 BC] and to have lived seventy-two years. Apollodorus in his Chronology says that he was born in the 70th Olympiad [= 500/496] and died in the first year of the 88th [= 428].

P2 (< A43) Aristotle, Metaphysics

Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, who was earlier than him [i.e. Empedocles] in age [. . .].

P3 (< A5) Diogenes Laertius

As he himself [i.e. Democritus] says in his Small Ordering

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.anaxagoras-person.2016