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Lives of the Eminent Philosophers By Diogenes Laertius
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Lives of Eminent Philosophers, was written in Greek and professes to give an account of the lives and sayings of the Greek philosophers. The work doesn't have an exact title in the manuscripts and... More > appears in various lengthy forms. Although it is at best an uncritical and unphilosophical compilation, its value, as giving us an insight into the private lives of the Greek sages, led Montaigne to write that he wished that instead of one Laërtius there had been a dozen. On the other hand, modern scholars have advised that we treat Diogenes' testimonia with care, especially when he fails to cite his sources: "Diogenes has acquired an importance out of all proportion to his merits because the loss of many primary sources and of the earlier secondary compilations has accidentally left him the chief continuous source for the history of Greek philosophy."< Less
The World's Greatest Philosophical Quotes By Crombie Jardine
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‘Whatever you are, be a good one’ ... ‘I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends’ ... ‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well... More > enough’ ... ‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life’ ... This collection of philosophical quotes is designed to delight and inspire you. Ranging from ancient Greek and Chinese philosophers, through American presidents, to artists, inventors and modern writers, the people cited here offer calm, insightful thoughts about the larger issues and deeper meanings of the nature of life and reality. We hope that you find this collection both enjoyable and thought-provoking.< Less
Mediocrates: The Lost Philosopher of Athens By Jason Childress
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Who was Mediocrates, the “lost philosopher” of Athens? Who was the old woman who prophesied at his birth, and what did she say? What was the secret hidden from Mediocrates by his own... More > mother, and why? And who was the mysterious man lurking in the shadows of Mediocrates life—the man who would one day change his destiny? Now, for the first time, biographer Jason Childress takes you behind the gilded curtain of Greece’s golden age, back to a time of splendor and sorrow, beauty and tragedy, wisdom and folly; a time when the wonders of the ancient world were still young; a time of mighty leaders and cruel tyrants, rival city-states warring for ascendancy, democracy struggling to emerge; a time when the myths and legends of Greek antiquity gave way to history. This is the story of a man time forgot, but has now remembered again: a man once deemed insignificant, but who now commands the attention of the world; a man with a unique destiny, a destiny no one--not even the gods themselves--foresaw.< Less
Mediocrates: The Lost Philosopher of Athens By Jason Childress
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Who was Mediocrates, the “lost philosopher” of Athens? Who was the old woman who prophesied at his birth, and what did she say? What was the secret hidden from Mediocrates by his own... More > mother, and why? And who was the mysterious man lurking in the shadows of Mediocrates life—the man who would one day change his destiny? Now, for the first time, biographer Jason Childress takes you behind the gilded curtain of Greece’s golden age, back to a time of splendor and sorrow, beauty and tragedy, wisdom and folly; a time when the wonders of the ancient world were still young; a time of mighty leaders and cruel tyrants, rival city-states warring for ascendancy, democracy struggling to emerge; a time when the myths and legends of Greek antiquity gave way to history. This is the story of a man time forgot, but has now remembered again: a man once deemed insignificant, but who now commands the attention of the world; a man with a unique destiny, a destiny no one--not even the gods themselves--foresaw.< Less
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume I By Diogenes Laërtius
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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... More > 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.< Less
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume I By Diogenes Laërtius
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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... More > 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.< Less
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume II By Diogenes Laërtius
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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... More > 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: Antisthenes, (455 B.C-365 BC), founder of Cynic philosophy.< Less
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume II By Diogenes Laërtius
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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... More > 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: Antisthenes, (455 B.C-365 BC), founder of Cynic philosophy.< Less
Greek Like Me? By Cathy H. Paris
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Now your children can easily learn some Greek history. Discover how the events of history have impacted a town in Greece, honed the character of a magnificent people, and changed the lives of one... More > family. Cathy H. Paris wrote this book to create a vehicle through which her children and children’s children could learn about their Greek heritage. People with roots in Greece will want this book to help tell their own version of the story. For family historians, this book exemplifies a powerful approach for sharing their research with children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.< Less
Greek Like Me? By Cathy H. Paris
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Now your children can easily learn some Greek history. Discover how the events of history have impacted a town in Greece, honed the character of a magnificent people, and changed the lives of one... More > family. Cathy H. Paris wrote this book to create a vehicle through which her children and children’s children could learn about their Greek heritage. People with roots in Greece will want this book to help tell their own version of the story. For family historians, this book exemplifies a powerful approach for sharing their research with children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.< Less