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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY II

ANAXIMANDER [12 DK]

D Anaximander’s Book (D1–D3)

D1 (A7) Them. Orat. 26 317c

[. . .] ἐθάρρησε πρῶτος ὧν ἴσμεν Ἑλλήνων λόγον ἐξενεγκεῖν περὶ φύσεως ξυγγεγραμμένον.

D2 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 2.2

τῶν δὲ ἀρεσκόντων αὐτῷ πεποίηται κεφαλαιώδη τὴν ἔκθεσιν, ᾗ1 που περιέτυχεν καὶ Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος [FGr Hist. 244 F29].

D3 (< A2) Suda A.1986

ἔγραψε Περὶ φύσεως, Γῆς περίοδον καὶ Περὶ τῶν ἀπλανῶν καὶ Σφαῖραν καὶ ἄλλα τινά.

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ANAXIMANDER

ANAXIMANDER

D Anaximander’s Book (D1–D3)

D1 (A7) Themistius, Orations

[. . .] he was the first Greek we know of to have ventured to publish a written discourse about nature.

D2 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

He made a summary exposition of his opinions, which Apollodorus of Athens seems to have come across.

D3 (< A2) Suda

He wrote On Nature, Map of the Earth, On the Fixed Stars, The Sphere, and some other works.1

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.anaximander-doctrine.2016