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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY II

ANAXIMANDER [12 DK]

P Chronology (P1–P3)

P1 (< A11) (Ps.?) Hippol. Ref. 1.6.7

οὗτος ἐγένετο κατὰ ἔτος τρίτον τῆς τεσσαρακοστῆς δευτέρας Ὀλυμπιάδος.

P2 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 2.2

[. . .] ὃς καί φησιν αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς Χρονικοῖς [FGrHist 244 F29] τῷ δευτέρῳ ἔτει τῆς πεντηκοστῆς ὀγδόης Ὀλυμπιάδος ἐτῶν εἶναι ἑξήκοντα τεττάρων καὶ μετ’ ὀλίγον τελευτῆσαι ἀκμάσαντά πη μάλιστα κατὰ Πολυκράτη τὸν Σάμου τύραννον.1

P3 (< A5) Plin. Nat. hist. 2.31

[. . .] Anaximander Milesius [. . .] Olympiade quinquagesima octava [. . . cf. R16].

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ANAXIMANDER

ANAXIMANDER

P Chronology (P1–P3)

P1 (< A11) (Ps.-?) Hippolytus, Refutation of All Heresies

He was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad [= 610/9 BC].

P2 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

[. . .] He [i.e. Apollodorus of Athens] also says in his Chronology that he was sixty-four years old in the second year of the 58th Olympiad [= 547/6 BC] and that he died a little later, having reached his maturity approximately at the time of Polycrates, the tyrant of Samos.1

P3 (< A5) Pliny, Natural History

[. . .] Anaximander of Miletus [. . .], at the time of the 58th Olympiad [= 548/44] [. . .].

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.anaximander-person.2016