Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume I

LIVES_FRONTCOVER-VOLUME-ONE-webBy Diogenes Laërtius. Translated by Robert Drew Hicks. A marvelous treatise which summarizes the lives, works and basic teachings of every famous ancient Greek philosopher.

Written by a third century AD scholar, this is the full, unexpurgated version of a classic work will introduce the reader to the names, thoughts, and ideas of the people who created the very concept of higher Western philosophical thinking.

Learn about Thales, Solon, Bias, Anacharsis, Anaximander, Socrates, Xenophon, Euclides, Glaucon, Plato, Crates, Aristotle, Zeno, Pythagoras, Epicharmus, Eudoxus, Xenophanes, Democritus, Protagoras, Epicurus, and many more—82 philosophers in total.

All this has been presented in an easy-to read format which has stood the test of time.

It is one of the most widely-referenced classical works highlighting one of the greatest early periods of European civilization. Completely reformatted and beautifully presented.

Cover image: Periander, one of the Seven Sages of Greece, seventh century B.C.

 VOLUME I contains Books 1 to 5.

VOLUME II contains Books 6 to 10.




Books 1-7: Ionian Philosophy

Book 1: The Seven Sages

Thales, Solon, Chilon, Pittacus, Bias, Cleobulus, Periander, Anacharsis, Myson, Epimenides, Pherecydes

Book 2: Socrates, with predecessors and followers

Anaximander, Anaximenes, Anaxagoras, Archelaus, Socrates, Xenophon, Aeschines, Aristippus, Phaedo, Euclides, Stilpo, Crito, Simon, Glaucon, Simmias, Cebes, Menedemus of Eretria

Book 3: Plato


Book 4: The Academics

Speusippus, Xenocrates, Polemo, Crates of Athens, Crantor, Arcesilaus, Bion, Lacydes, Carneades, Clitomachus

Book 5: The Peripatetics

Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strato, Lyco, Demetrius, Heraclides

Paperback, 216 pages, 6″ x 9″, $9.95

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