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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY V

EMPEDOCLES [31 DK]

P Chronology (P1–P6)

P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 8.74

ἤκμαζε δὲ κατὰ τὴν τετάρτην καὶ ὀγδοηκοστὴν Ὀλυμπιάδα.

P2 (cf. A9) Eus. Chron. (= Hier., p. 111.20)

[Ol. 81] Empedocles et Parmenides physici philosophi notissimi habentur.

P3 (< A1) Diog. Laert.

a 8.52

ὁ δὲ <τὴν>1 μίαν καὶ ἑβδομηκοστὴν Ὀλυμπιάδα νενικηκὼς

κέλητι τούτου πάππος2 ἦν ὁμώνυμος

ὥσθ’ ἅμα καὶ3 τὸν χρόνον ὑπὸ τοῦ Ἀπολλοδώρου σημαίνεσθαι [FGrHist 244 F32a].

  • 1<τὴν> Cobet
  • 2πάντως mss., corr. Karsten
  • 3καὶ <τούτου> Jacoby
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EMPEDOCLES

EMPEDOCLES

P Chronology (P1–P6)

P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

He reached maturity during the 84th Olympiad [= 444/40 BC].1

P2 (cf. A9) Jerome in Eusebius, Chronicle

[Ol. 81 = 456/52] Empedocles and Parmenides, natural philosophers, are considered very celebrated.

P3 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

a Apollodorus’ indication

The one [scil. the Empedocles] who was victorious at the 71st Olympic games [= 496]

in the horse-race was his grandfather, of the same name,

so that at the same time Apollodorus also indicates the chronology.

  • 1444 is the date of the foundation of Thourioi; cf. P6.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.empedocles-person.2016