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Censorinus),4 Diels further argued that Aëtius and others had used an earlier doxographical work to be dated to the st cent. 5 1 Berlin: G. Reimer , W. de Gruyter 2 (and later reprints); hereafter DG. The best short guide to the labyrinthine reasonings of Diels’ Prolegomena is O. Regenbogen, Theophrastos, in: Pauly-Wissowa, Realenzyklopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft Supp. B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung , –. 2 DG  ff. -Plutarch: Περ τ ν ρεσκ ντων το ς φιλοσ φοις φυσικ ν δογμ των βιβλ α ε , Theodoret: Ελληνικ ν εραπευτικ πα ημ των.

Who to my knowledge is the only scholar to provide an argument), and by M. Sollenberger, Diogenes Laertius’ Life of Theophrastus, diss. Rutgers University , . , De partit. orat.  (quoted infra, text to n. –; cf. , Ep. . M. Hine, An Edition with Commentary of 7 physikai doxai and problêmata physika  the title is influential in determining our impression of what the book was about. In the present paper, I shall try to demonstrate, in various ways, that the book-title has to be Φυσικα δ ξαι.

E. as a process which occurs according to a pre-set scenario,100 and were unable to free themselves of the idea of progress, or of a divine plan, in regard of nature. Some nineteenth-century linguistic scholars, on the other hand, believed that languages decline (just as mss. deteriorate), and that Sanskrit really is the most perfect language known to us because it either is the original language or has succeeded best in preserving the characteristics of its parent language. 101 It would seem that in their various ways these disciplines, or subdisciplines, were dependent on a single paradigm, that is to say that of development detectable through comparison.

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