Hippasus, Testimonia, Part 2: Doctrine (D)

LCL 527: 134-135

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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY IV

HIPPASUS [18 DK]

D Writings? (D1–D2)

D1 (< 18.1) Diog. Laert. 8.84

φησὶ δ’ αὐτὸν Δημήτριος ἐν Ὁμωνύμοις [Frag. 25 Mejer] μηδὲν καταλιπεῖν σύγγραμμα.

D2 (18.3) Diog. Laert. 8.7

τὸν δὲ Μυστικὸν λόγον Ἱππάσου φησὶν [scil. Ἡρακλείδης ὁ τοῦ Σαραπίωνος ἐν τῇ Σωτίωνος ἐπιτομῇ [Frag. 24 Wehrli]] εἶναι, γεγραμμένον ἐπὶ διαβολῇ Πυθαγόρου [. . .].

Fire as the Principle (D3–D4)

D3 (18.7) Arist. Metaph. A3 984a7

[. . .] Ἵππασος δὲ πῦρ ὁ Μεταποντῖνος καὶ Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος [. . .].

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HIPPASUS

HIPPASUS

D Writings? (D1–D2)

D1 (< 18.1) Demetrius of Magnesia in Diogenes Laertius

Demetrius says in his Homonyms that he [i.e. Hippasus] did not leave behind any written treatise.

D2 (18.3) Diogenes Laertius

He [i.e. Heraclides Lembos in his Epitome of Sotion] says that the Mystic Discourse was the work of Hippasus, and was written in order to defame Pythagoras [. . .].

Fire as the Principle (D3–D4)

D3 (18.7) Aristotle, Metaphysics

[. . .] Hippasus of Metapontum and Heraclitus of Ephesus [scil. say that the principle is] fire [. . .].

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hippasus-doctrine.2016