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Diogenes Laertius, Lives Of The Philosophers, 4.33


nanSome represent him as emulous of Pyrrho as well. He was devoted to dialectic and adopted the methods of argument introduced by the Eretrian school. On account of this Ariston said of him:Plato the head of him, Pyrrho the tail, midway Diodorus.And Timon speaks of him thus:Having the lead of Menedemus at his heart, he will run either to that mass of flesh, Pyrrho, or to Diodorus.And a little farther on he introduces him as saying:I shall swim to Pyrrho and to crooked Diodorus.He was highly axiomatic and concise, and in his discourse fond of distinguishing the meaning of terms. He was satirical enough, and outspoken.


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1. Numenius Heracleensis, Fragments, 25 (3rd cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2. Cicero, Academica, 1.35, 1.45 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.35. sed Zeno, cum Arcesilam Archesilaum p 1 w anteiret aetate valdeque subtiliter dissereret et peracute moveretur, corrigere conatus est disciplinam. eam quoque si videtur correctionem explicabo, sicut solebat Antiochus.” Mihi vero inquam videtur, quod vides idem significare Pomponium. VA. 'Zeno igitur nullo modo is erat qui ut Theophrastus nervos neruis p virtutis inciderit, incideret s Lb. -rent n sed contra qui omnia quae que om. s quaecumque Reid ad beatam vitam pertinerent in una virtute poneret nec quicquam aliud numeraret in bonis idque appellaret honestum quod esset simplex quoddam et solum et unum bonum. 1.45. itaque Arcesilas negabat esse quicquam quod sciri posset, ne illud quidem ipsum quod Socrates sibi reliquisset, ut nihil scire se sciret; ut ... sciret om. *dn, cf. p. 7, 12 sic omnia latere censebat censebat s -bant *g*d in occulto neque esse quicquam quod cerni aut intellegi posset; possit *d quibus de causis nihil oportere neque profiteri neque affirmare quemquam quamquam p 1 ? sm neque assensione assertione *d approbare, cohibereque semper et ab omni lapsu continere temeritatem, quae tum tum p 2 s cum *g*d esset insignis cum tum sg m x aut falsa aut incognita res approbaretur, neque hoc quicquam esse esse s esset *g*d ( in ras. p ) turpius quam cognitioni et perceptioni assensionem assertionem *d assessionem f approbationemque praecurrere. huic rationi quod erat consentaneum faciebat, ut contra omnium sententias disserens disserens de sua *g dies iam *d de sua plerosque plerumque n pleresque gf pleros *d deduceret, deduceret et efficeret Pl. ut cum in eadem re paria contrariis in partibus momenta rationum invenirentur facilius ab utraque parte assensio ascensio mnf assertio *d sustineretur.
3. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 4.40, 4.42, 7.162 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4.40. Once indeed, when at Athens, he stopped too long in the Piraeus, discussing themes, out of friendship for Hierocles, and for this he was censured by certain persons. He was very lavish, in short another Aristippus, and he was fond of dining well, but only with those who shared his tastes. He lived openly with Theodete and Phila, the Elean courtesans, and to those who censured him he quoted the maxims of Aristippus. He was also fond of boys and very susceptible. Hence he was accused by Ariston of Chios, the Stoic, and his followers, who called him a corrupter of youth and a shameless teacher of immorality. 4.42. There he had always shunned discussion over the wine; and when Aridices, proposing a certain question, requested him to speak upon it, he replied, The peculiar province of philosophy is just this, to know that there is a time for all things. As to the charge brought against him that he was the friend of the mob, Timon, among many other things, has the following:So saying, he plunged into the surrounding crowd. And they were amazed at him, like chaffinches about an owl, pointing him out as vain, because he was a flatterer of the mob. And why, insignificant thing that you are, do you puff yourself out like a simpleton?And yet for all that he was modest enough to recommend his pupils to hear other philosophers. And when a certain youth from Chios was not well pleased with his lectures and preferred those of the above-mentioned Hieronymus, Arcesilaus himself took him and introduced him to that philosopher, with an injunction to behave well. 7.162. After meeting Polemo, says Diocles of Magnesia, while Zeno was suffering from a protracted illness, he recanted his views. The Stoic doctrine to which he attached most importance was the wise man's refusal to hold mere opinions. And against this doctrine Persaeus was contending when he induced one of a pair of twins to deposit a certain sum with Ariston and afterwards got the other to reclaim it. Ariston being thus reduced to perplexity was refuted. He was at variance with Arcesilaus; and one day when he saw an abortion in the shape of a bull with a uterus, he said, Alas, here Arcesilaus has had given into his hand an argument against the evidence of the senses.
4. Eusebius of Caesarea, Preparation For The Gospel, 14.5.11, 14.6.9 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

5. Augustine, Contra Academicos, 2.13, 3.38 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

6. Stoic School, Stoicor. Veter. Fragm., 1.11-1.12



Subjects of this text:

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aenesidemus Bett, How to be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Scepticism (2019) 37
antigonus of carystus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 99
arcesilaus Bryan, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245; Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
aristo of chios Bryan, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245; Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
augustine Bryan, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245; Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
aulus gellius Bett, How to be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Scepticism (2019) 37
biography, of zeno Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
cicero, academic scepticism Bryan, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245; Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
cicero Bryan, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245; Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
correctio Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
dihle, a. Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 99
diogenes laertius Bryan, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245; Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
menedemus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 99
numenius Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
philo of larissa Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
photius Bett, How to be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Scepticism (2019) 37
platonists Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
polemo Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
predicates, predication Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 99
propositions' Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 99
sedley, david Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
skepticism, academic Bett, How to be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Scepticism (2019) 37
stoicism Bett, How to be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Scepticism (2019) 37
stoics, origins of school Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245
zeno of citium, biography Wardy and Warren, Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (2018) 245