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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY II

DOXOGRAPHY AND SUCCESSIONS

By Topics (“Doxography”) (T1–T19) Pre-Aristotelian Schemes (T1–T7)

T1 (86 B6) Hippias in Clem. Alex. Strom. 6.15.2 [= HIPPIAS D22]

τούτων ἴσως εἴρηται τὰ μὲν Ὀρφεῖ, τὰ δὲ Μουσαίῳ, κατὰ βραχὺ ἄλλῳ ἀλλαχοῦ, τὰ δὲ Ἡσιόδῳ, τὰ δὲ Ὁμήρῳ, τὰ δὲ τοῖς ἄλλοις τῶν ποιητῶν, τὰ δὲ ἐν συγγραφαῖς τὰ μὲν Ἕλλησι, τὰ δὲ βαρβάροις· ἐγὼ δὲ ἐκ πάντων τούτων τὰ μέγιστα καὶ ὁμόφυλα συνθεὶς τοῦτον καινὸν καὶ πολυειδῆ τὸν λόγον ποιήσομαι.

T2 (> 23 A6) Plat. Theaet. 152e

[ΣΩ.] καὶ περὶ τούτου πάντες ἑξῆς οἱ σοφοὶ πλὴν Παρμενίδου συμφερέσθων, Πρωταγόρας τε καὶ Ἡράκλειτος καὶ Ἐμπεδοκλῆς, καὶ τῶν ποιητῶν οἱ ἄκροι τῆς ποιήσεως ἑκατέρας, κωμῳδίας μὲν Ἐπίχαρμος, τραγῳδίας δὲ Ὅμηρος, ὃς εἰπών,

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DOXOGRAPHY AND SUCCESSIONS

DOXOGRAPHY AND SUCCESSIONS

By Topics (“Doxography”) (T1–T19) Pre-Aristotelian Schemes (T1–T7)

T1 (86 B6) Hippias in Clement of Alexandria, Stromata [= HIPPIAS D22]

Of these [scil. probably: ancient opinions] some have doubtless been expressed by Orpheus, others by Musaeus, to put it briefly, by each one in a different place, others by Hesiod, others by Homer, others by the other poets; others in treatises; some by Greeks, others by non-Greeks. But I myself have put together from out of all these the ones that are most important and are akin to one another, and on their basis I shall compose the following new and variegated discourse.

T2 (> 23 A6) Plato, Theaetetus

[Socrates:] And on this point [i.e. that nothing exists but everything is always changing] let us admit that all the sages except Parmenides in sequence were in agreement—Protagoras, Heraclitus, and Empedocles, and among the poets the greatest representatives of both kinds of poetry, Epicharmus for comedy and Homer for tragedy, who when he says

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.early_greek_philosophy_doxography_successions.2016