Philolaus, Testimonia, Part 1: Person (P)

LCL 527: 148-149

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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY IV

PHILOLAUS [44 DK]

P Origin (P1)

P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 8.84

Φιλόλαος Κροτωνιάτης [. . .].

Chronological Indications . . . (P2–P6) . . . Suggesting an Earlier Dating (P2–P3)

P2 (cf. A1a) Schol. in Plat. Phaed. 61d

Φιλολάῳ] Πυθαγόρειος οὗτος ἦν, ἐξ Ἰταλίας πεφευγὼς διὰ τὸν ἐμπρησμὸν τούτων τὸν ὑπὸ Kύλωνος γεγονότα [. . .]. ἦλθεν οὗτος εἰς Θήβας, τεθνεῶτι τῷ διδασκάλῳ Λύσιδι χοὰς ποιήσασθαι ἐκεῖσε τεθαμμένῳ. Ἵππαρχος δὲ καὶ Φιλόλαος μόνοι τῆς εἰρημένης συμφορᾶς τῶν Πυθαγορείων διεσώθησαν.

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PHILOLAUS

PHILOLAUS

P Origin (P1)

P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

Philolaus of Croton [. . .].

See also PYTH. b T30 [5]

Chronological Indications . . . (P2–P6) . . . Suggesting an Earlier Dating (P2–P3)

P2 (cf. A1a) Scholia on Plato’s Phaedo

Philolaus: This was a Pythagorean who had fled from Italy because the burning of these men caused by Cylon [cf. PYTH. b T25] [. . .]. So he came to Thebes to make libations for his teacher Lysis, who had died and was buried there. Hipparchus1 and Philolaus were the only Pythagoreans who escaped from the above-mentioned catastrophe.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.philolaus-person.2016