Atomists, Testimonia, Part 1: Person (P)

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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VII

Teachers (P2–P5)

P2 (< 67 A1) Diog. Laert. 9.30

[. . . = P1] οὗτος ἤκουσε Ζήνωνος.

P3 (< 67 A10) (Ps.-?) Hippol. Ref. 1.12.1

Λεύκιππος δὲ Ζήνωνος ἑταῖρος [. . .].

P4 (67 A5) Tzetz. Chil. 2.980

[. . .] Λευκίππου [. . .] τοῦ μαθητοῦ Μελίσσου [. . .].

P5 (< 67 A5) Iambl. VP 104

[. . .] μαθητεύσαντες τῷ Πυθαγόρᾳ πρεσβύτῃ νέοι, Φιλόλαός τε καὶ Εὔρυτος, [. . .] Λεύκιππός τε καὶ Ἀλκμαίων [. . .].

Democritus (P6–P56) Family and City of Origin (P6–P8)

P6 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 9.34

Δημόκριτος Ἡγησιστράτου, οἱ δὲ Ἀθηνοκρίτου, τινὲς Δαμασίππου, Ἀβδηρίτης ἤ, ὡς ἔνιοι, Μιλήσιος.

P7 (< A40) (Ps.-?) Hippol. Ref. 1.13.1

[. . . = P18] Δημόκριτος Δαμασίππου, Ἀβδηρίτης [. . . = P18].

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ATOMISTS (LEUCIPPUS, DEMOCRITUS)

Teachers (P2–P5)

P2 (< 67 A1) Diogenes Laertius

[. . .] he studied with Zeno.

P3 (< 67 A10) (Ps.-?) Hippolytus, Refutation of All Heresies

Leucippus, companion of Zeno [. . .].

P4 (67 A5) Tzetzes, Chiliades

Leucippus [. . .] the disciple of Melissus [. . .].

P5 (< 67 A5) Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras

[. . .] young disciples of the aged Pythagoras: Philolaus and Eurytus, [. . .] Leucippus and Alcmaeon [. . .].

Democritus (P6–P56) Family and City of Origin (P6–P8)

P6 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

Democritus, son of Hegesistratus; but other people say, of Athenocritus; certain ones, of Damasippus; he was from Abdera, or according to some people, from Miletus.

P7 (< A40) (Ps.-?) Hippolytus, Refutation of All Heresies

[. . .] Democritus, son of Damasippus, of Abdera [. . .].

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.atomists-person.2016