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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VI

DIOGENES OF APOLLONIA [64 DK]

P Chronology and Philosophical Affiliations (P1–P2)

P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 9.57

Διογένης Ἀπολλοθέμιδος1 Ἀπολλωνιάτης, ἀνὴρ φυσικὸς καὶ ἄγαν ἐλλόγιμος. ἤκουσε δέ, φησὶν Ἀντισθένης [FGrHist 508 F15], Ἀναξιμένους. ἦν δὲ ἐν τοῖς χρόνοις κατ᾽ Ἀναξαγόραν [. . . = P4].

P2 (< A5) Simpl. In Phys., p. 25.1–3 (cf. Theophr. Frag. 226A FHS&G)

καὶ Διογένης δὲ ὁ Ἀπολλωνιάτης, σχεδὸν νεώτατος γεγονὼς τῶν περὶ ταῦτα σχολασάντων, τὰ μὲν πλεῖστα συμπεφορημένως γέγραφε,1 τὰ μὲν κατὰ Ἀναξαγόραν, τὰ δὲ κατὰ Λεύκιππον λέγων [. . . = D8].

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DIOGENES OF APOLLONIA

DIOGENES OF APOLLONIA

P Chronology and Philosophical Affiliations (P1–P2)

P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

Diogenes of Apollonia, son of Apollothemis, a natural philosopher and a man of great reputation. Antisthenes says that he studied with Anaximenes; but in chronological terms he lived at the time of Anaxagoras [. . .].

P2 (< A5) Simplicius, Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics

Diogenes of Apollonia, virtually the youngest of those who taught on this subject [i.e. the principle from which the world came], wrote about most subjects in a composite manner, sometimes following Anaxagoras, other times Leucippus.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.diogenes_apollonia-person.2016