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Volume 51, Issue 4


Empedocles’ Emulation of Anaxagoras and Pythagoras (D.L. 8. 56)

Dmitri Panchenko
Published Online: 2018-05-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2017-0014


Diogenes Laertius cites Alcidamas for the statement that Empedocles emulated Anaxagoras and Pythagoras in his dignity of bearing and the philosophy of nature. Contrary to the standard view, I shall argue that Alcidamas made Empedocles imitate Anaxagoras in his manners and Pythagoras in his teaching.

Keywords: Empedocles; Anaxagoras; Pythagoras; Diogenes Laertius


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Published Online: 2018-05-15

Published in Print: 2018-10-25

Citation Information: Apeiron, Volume 51, Issue 4, Pages 453–457, ISSN (Online) 2156-7093, ISSN (Print) 0003-6390, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2017-0014.

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