Thaletas, Testimonia

LCL 143: 320-321

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Thaletas vel Thales

Testimonia Vitae Atque Artis

1 Diog. Laert. 1. 38 (i 16 Long)

γεγόνασι δὲ καὶ ἄλλοι Θαλαῖ, καθά φησι Δημήτριος ὁ Μάγνης ἐν τοῖς Ὁμωνύμοις, πέντε· . . . τρίτος ἀρχαῖος πάνυ, κατὰ Ἡσίοδον καὶ Ὅμηρον καὶ Λυκοῦργον.

2 [Plut.] Mus. 10. 1134d (p. 115 Lasserre, vi 3. 9 Ziegler)

Γλαῦκος (fr. 4 Müller) γὰρ μετ᾿ Ἀρχίλοχον φάσκων γεγενῆσθαι Θαλήταν . . .

3 [Plut.] Mus. 10. 1134e (p. 115 Lasserre, vi 3. 9 Ziegler)

πρεσβύτερον δὲ τῇ ἡλικίᾳ φησὶν ὁ Γλαῦκος (fr. 4 Müller) Θαλήταν Ξενοκρίτου γεγονέναι.

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Thaletas

Thaletas or Thales

Life and Works

Chronology1

1 Diogenes Laertius, Life of Thales (the philosopher)

There have been five other men called Thales, according to Demetrius of Magnesia in his Men of the Same Name . . . The third is very ancient, a contemporary of Hesiod, Homer and Lycurgus.2

2 ‛Plutarch’, On Music

For Glaucus,1 alleging that Thaletas came after Archilochus, says . . .2

3 ‛Plutarch’, On Music

Glaucus1 says that Thaletas was older than Xenocritus.2

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.thaletas-testimonia.1988