Diogenes Laërtius

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, fl. early 3d cent., Greek biographer. Extant is a work in 10 books on the lives and opinions of the philosophers from Thales to Epicurus, with whole books devoted to Plato and Epicurus. His work is an invaluable source of history.
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Diogenes Laërtius

(dīŏj`ənēz lāör`shēəs), fl. early 3d cent., Greek biographer. Extant is a work in 10 books on the lives and opinions of the philosophers from Thales to Epicurus, with whole books devoted to Plato and Epicurus. His work is an invaluable source of history.

Bibliography

See his Lives of Eminent Philosophers, tr. by R. D. Hicks (1925, repr. 1979–80).

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9) Sources suggest, however, that Isiacism and Pythagoreanism shared certain features, at least in popular belief: Lucian tells us of an Egyptian sorcerer, Pankrates, who spent twenty-three years underground learning magic from Isis, while Diogenes Laertios asserts that Pythagoras descended into Egyptian crypts to gain his wisdom.
15 = Diogenes Laertios 8,8), and was even believed by some to be Apollo incarnate (Aristotle fr.