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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller schilb_antiquarian_books (6,240) 99.6%, Location: Columbia, Missouri, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 292319929648 1485 Lives Eminent Philosophers Diogenes Laertius Philosophy Brescia IncunablePrinted by Giacomo Britannico Incunabula Latin Greek Diogenes Laertius (c. 3rd century A.D.) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers. Nothing is known about his life, but his surviving Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers is a principal source for the history of Greek philosophy. Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers is a biography of the Greek philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius, written in Greek, perhaps in the first half of the third century AD. Giacomo Britannico, along with his brother Angelo, was an Italian printer. He printed in Venice for three years before returning to his home town of Brescia in 1485 to finish his printing career. We do not find this same book for sale anywhere else worldwide. Main author: Diogenes Laertius Title: Laertii Diogenis Vitae et sententiae eorum qui in philosophia probati fuerunt Published: Brixiæ [Brescia] : impressum ... per Iacobum Britannicum Brixianum, 23. november 1485. Language: Latin Provenance: UBI SPIRITUS IBI LIBERTAS; Wm Constable Esq.; F.R.S. & F.A.S. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: secure leather binding; boards attached by cordsPages: Vitae proper is complete with 125 leaves; complete incunable lacks only 2 prefatory pages and the last register page.Publisher: Brixiæ [Brescia] : impressum ... per Iacobum Britannicum Brixianum, 23. november 1485.Size: ~11.75in X 7.75in (29.5cm x 19.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee:Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation.$5999 Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (Greek: Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων) is a biography of the Greek philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius, written in Greek, perhaps in the first half of the third century AD.Contents [hide] 1 Overview2 Organization of the work3 Manuscript editions4 Printed editions5 English translations6 See also7 Notes8 External linksOverview[edit]The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers was written in Greek and professes to give an account of the lives and sayings of the Greek philosophers. The work doesn't have an exact title in the manuscripts and appears in various lengthy forms.Although it is at best an uncritical and unphilosophical compilation, its value, as giving us an insight into the private lives of the Greek sages, led Montaigne to write that he wished that instead of one Laërtius there had been a dozen.[1] On the other hand, modern scholars have advised that we treat Diogenes' testimonia with care, especially when he fails to cite his sources: "Diogenes has acquired an importance out of all proportion to his merits because the loss of many primary sources and of the earlier secondary compilations has accidentally left him the chief continuous source for the history of Greek philosophy."[2]Organization of the work[edit]Laërtius treats his subject in two divisions which he describes as the Ionian and the Italian schools. The biographies of the former begin with Anaximander, and end with Clitomachus, Theophrastus and Chrysippus; the latter begins with Pythagoras, and ends with Epicurus. The Socratic school, with its various branches, is classed with the Ionic; while the Eleatics and sceptics are treated under the Italic. He also includes his own poetic verse, albeit pedestrian, about the philosophers he discusses.Books 1-7: Ionian PhilosophyBook 1: The Seven SagesThales, Solon, Chilon, Pittacus, Bias, Cleobulus, Periander, Anacharsis, Myson, Epimenides, PherecydesBook 2: Socrates, with predecessors and followersAnaximander, Anaximenes, Anaxagoras, Archelaus, Socrates, Xenophon, Aeschines, Aristippus, Phaedo, Euclides, Stilpo, Crito, Simon, Glaucon, Simmias, Cebes, Menedemus of EretriaBook 3: PlatoPlatoBook 4: The AcademySpeusippus, Xenocrates, Polemo, Crates of Athens, Crantor, Arcesilaus, Bion, Lacydes, Carneades, ClitomachusBook 5: The PeripateticsAristotle, Theophrastus, Strato, Lyco, Demetrius, HeraclidesBook 6: The CynicsAntisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Monimus, Onesicritus, Crates of Thebes, Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus, MenedemusBook 7: The StoicsZeno of Citium, Aristo, Herillus, Dionysius, Cleanthes, Sphaerus, ChrysippusBooks 8-10: Italian PhilosophyBook 8: PythagoreansPythagoras, Empedocles, Epicharmus, Archytas, Alcmaeon, Hippasus, Philolaus, EudoxusBook 9: Uncategorized (Eleatics, Atomists, Skeptics, etc.)Heraclitus, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Melissus, Zeno of Elea, Leucippus, Democritus, Protagoras, Diogenes of Apollonia, Anaxarchus, Pyrrho, TimonBook 10: EpicurusEpicurusThe work contains incidental remarks on many other philosophers, and there are useful accounts concerning Hegesias, Anniceris, and Theodorus (Cyrenaics);[3] Persaeus (Stoic);[4] and Metrodorus and Hermarchus (Epicureans).[5] Book VII is incomplete and breaks off during the life of Chrysippus. From a table of contents in one of the manuscripts (manuscript P), this book is known to have continued with Zeno of Tarsus, Diogenes, Apollodorus, Boethus, Mnesarchides, Mnasagoras, Nestor, Basilides, Dardanus, Antipater, Heraclides, Sosigenes, Panaetius, Hecato, Posidonius, Athenodorus, another Athenodorus, Antipater, Arius, and Cornutus. The whole of Book X is devoted to Epicurus, and contains three long letters written by Epicurus, which explain Epicurean doctrines.His chief authorities were Favorinus and Diocles of Magnesia, but his work also draws (either directly or indirectly) on books by Antisthenes of Rhodes, Alexander Polyhistor, and Demetrius of Magnesia, as well as works by Hippobotus, Aristippus, Panaetius, Apollodorus of Athens, Sosicrates, Satyrus, Sotion, Neanthes, Hermippus, Antigonus, Heraclides, Hieronymus, and Pamphila[6][7]Manuscript editions[edit]There are many extant manuscripts of the Lives, although none of them are especially old, and they all descend from a common ancestor, because they all lack the end of Book VII.[8] The three most useful manuscripts are known as B, P, and F. Manuscript B (Codex Borbonicus) dates from the 12th century, and is in the National Library of Naples.[9] Manuscript P (Paris) is dated to the 11th/12th century, and is in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.[10] Manuscript F (Florence) is dated to the 13th century, and is in the Laurentian Library.[10] The titles for the individual biographies used in modern editions are absent from these earliest manuscripts, however they can be found inserted into the blank spaces and margins of manuscript P by a later hand.[10] There seem to have been some early Latin translations, which have no longer survived. A 10th-century work entitled Tractatus de dictis philosophorum shows some knowledge of Diogenes.[11] Henry Aristippus, in the 12th century, is known to have translated at least some of the work into Latin, and in the 14th century an unknown author made use of a Latin translation for his De vita et moribus philosophorum[11] (attributed erroneously to Walter Burley). 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