Archelaus, Testimonia, Part 3: Reception (R)

LCL 529: 210-211

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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VI

ARCHELAUS [60 DK]

R Earliest Attestation: Ion of Chios

See P4

Theophrastus’ Judgment (R1)

R1 (< A5) Simpl. In Phys., p. 27.23–26 [cf. Theophr. Frag. 228A FSH&G]

καὶ Ἀρχέλαος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος [. . .] ἐν μὲν τῇ γενέσει τοῦ κόσμου καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις πειρᾶταί τι φέρειν ἴδιον, τὰς ἀρχὰς δὲ τὰς αὐτὰς ἀποδίδωσιν ἅσπερ Ἀναξαγόρας [. . . = D4].

The Construction of a Philosophical Succession (R2)

R2 (<A1) Diog. Laert. 2.16

[. . . = P1] παρὸ καὶ ἔληξεν ἐν αὐτῷ ἡ φυσικὴ φιλοσοφία, Σωκράτους τὴν ἠθικὴν εἰσαγαγόντος. ἔοικε δὲ

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ARCHELAUS

ARCHELAUS

R Earliest Attestation: Ion of Chios

See P4

Theophrastus’ Judgment (R1)

R1 (< A5) Simplicius, Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics

Archelaus of Athens too [. . .] tries to say something of his own on the generation of the world and on other matters, but he assigns the same principles as Anaxagoras does.

The Construction of a Philosophical Succession (R2)

R2 (<A1) Diogenes Laertius

[. . .] that is also why natural philosophy came to an end with him, with Socrates introducing ethics. But it seems

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.archelaus-reception.2016