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Diogenes Laertius (c. AD 300–50)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A042-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Diogenes Laertius is the author of a famous work entitled Lives of the Philosophers consisting of nearly one hundred accounts of individual philosophers. These contain mainly biographical information, but sometimes also include doctrinal summaries. The work is extremely valuable because it preserves much information on Greek philosophers from sources now lost.

Citing this article:
Runia, David T.. Diogenes Laertius (c. AD 300–50), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A042-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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