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The subject matter of this research is the Doxography of difficulties in physics from the Presocratics to the early first century BCE attributed to Aetius. half I specializes in the argument of the compendium as an entire, of its books, of its sequences of chapters, and of person chapters, opposed to the historical past of Peripatetic and Stoic technique. half II deals the 1st complete reconstruction in one unified textual content of e-book II, which offers with the cosmos and the heavenly our bodies. it's in accordance with vast research of the correct witnesses and comprises listings of various doxographical-dialectical parallels in different historical writings. This new remedy of the proof supersedes Diels' nonetheless dominant source-critical method, and may turn out critical for students in historical philosophy.

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A difference is that Diels introduces only a single ‘rhapsode’, viz. A, though multiplicity of interpolation and addition was brought in by the assumption that the culprit had plundered various sources, as we saw and shall see. Diels moreover probably had in mind the words of G (the tract he already wrote his dissertation of 1871 on), ch. 5–7: ‘it is our aim to speak about those things [viz. philosophy and its parts] by bringing together what here and there has been said by earlier authors; we have discovered nothing ourselves’ (προ με α δ διαλεχ ναι περ το των ο δ ν μ ν διον ε ρηκ τες, τ δ παρ το ς προτ ροις σπορ δην ε ρημ να συναγαγ ντες).

Hermann Usener was one of the two dedicatees of Krohn’s book, the first chapter of which deals with ‘Die Stoa in den Memorabilien’. Characterizing purported interpolations P. Hofman Peerlkamp in his edition of the Satirae (1863) writes, p. ’ For Diels on G’s ostensible modesty see his paraphrase of the words translated in the text (1870) 9, ‘modestissimum se gerit scriptor, qui cum nihil ipse invenerit, breviter atque enucleate alii quae senserint se prolaturum esses confitetur’, and DG 242–243.

Cf. above, n. 46 and text thereto. 13* therefore is not ‘external’ in itself, but only as compared with that purportedly to be found with Theophrastus. 49 For Phys. 2 cf. below, text to n. 340. 50 Diels is followed by Lachenaud (1993) 25 for part of the material; ibid. 22 L. does not exclude a certain amount of ‘assemblage’ of texts of various provenances. number and content of books 31 to stylistic cleansing on the basis of formal traits. e. negative) rather than explanatory. e. g. in the case of chs.

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