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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY V

PARMENIDES [28 DK]

D Only One Treatise (D1)

D1 (< A13) Diog. Laert. 1.16

οἱ δὲ ἀνὰ ἓν συγγράψαντες1 [. . .] Παρμενίδης [. . .].

Poetical Form (D2)

D2 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 9.22

καὶ αὐτὸς δὲ διὰ ποιημάτων φιλοσοφεῖ, καθάπερ Ἡσίοδός τε καὶ Ξενοφάνης καὶ Ἐμπεδοκλῆς.

The Traditional Title (D3)

D3 (< A14) Simpl. In Cael., p. 556.25–26

[. . .] Περὶ φύσεως ἐπέγραφον τὰ συγγράμματα καὶ Μέλισσος καὶ Παρμενίδης [. . .] [cf. MEL. D1b].

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PARMENIDES

PARMENIDES

D Only One Treatise (D1)

D1 (< A13) Diogenes Laertius

[. . .] others, who wrote only one treatise: [. . .] Parmenides [. . .].

Poetical Form (D2)

D2 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

He too expresses his philosophy in verse, like Hesiod, Xenophanes, and Empedocles.

The Traditional Title (D3)

D3 (< A14) Simplicius, Commentary on Aristotle’s On the Heavens

[. . .] Both Melissus and Parmenides entitled their treatises On Nature [. . .] [cf. MEL. D1b].

See also ALCM. D2

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.parmenides-doctrine.2016