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Philo Of Alexandria, On The Eternity Of The World, 76-77


nanBut some of those who used to hold a different opinion, being overpowered by truth, have changed their doctrine; for beauty has a power which is very attractive, and the truth is beyond all things beautiful, as falsehood on the contrary is enormously ugly; therefore Boethus, and Posidonius, and Panaetius, men of great learning in the Stoic doctrines, as if seized with a sudden inspiration, abandoning all the stories about conflagrations and regeneration, have come over to the more divine doctrine of the incorruptibility of the world;


nanand it is said also that Diogenes, when he was very young, agreed entirely with those authors ... XVI.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 65.17, 66.22 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

65.17. כִּי־הִנְנִי בוֹרֵא שָׁמַיִם חֲדָשִׁים וָאָרֶץ חֲדָשָׁה וְלֹא תִזָּכַרְנָה הָרִאשֹׁנוֹת וְלֹא תַעֲלֶינָה עַל־לֵב׃ 66.22. כִּי כַאֲשֶׁר הַשָּׁמַיִם הַחֳדָשִׁים וְהָאָרֶץ הַחֲדָשָׁה אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי עֹשֶׂה עֹמְדִים לְפָנַי נְאֻם־יְהוָה כֵּן יַעֲמֹד זַרְעֲכֶם וְשִׁמְכֶם׃ 65.17. For, behold, I create new heavens And a new earth; And the former things shall not be remembered, Nor come into mind. ." 66.22. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain."
2. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

41a. and of Cronos and Rhea were born Zeus and Hera and all those who are, as we know, called their brethren; and of these again, other descendants.
3. Aristotle, Heavens, 1.10 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Cicero, Academica, 2.119 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, 1.79 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.79. Bene reprehendis, et se isto modo res habet. credamus igitur igitur etiam K Panaetio a Platone suo dissentienti? quem enim omnibus locis divinum, quem sapientissimum, quem sanctissimum, quem Homerum philosophorum appellat, huius hanc unam sententiam de inmortalitate animorum non probat. volt enim, quod nemo negat, quicquid natum sit interire; nasci autem animos, quod declaret eorum similitudo qui procreentur, quae etiam in ingeniis, non solum in corporibus appareat. alteram autem adfert affert hic X rationem, nihil esse quod doleat, quin id aegrum esse quoque possit; quod autem in morbum cadat, id etiam interiturum; dolere dolore V 1 autem animos, ergo etiam interire.
6. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 3.92, 3.180, 3.194, 3.294, 4.182, 5.512-5.530 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

3.92. of a woman and obedient everywhere. 3.180. 180 Together gathered, and held fast in chain 3.194. And then that of the Macedonians 3.294. Nor any man of great wealth grieve the one 4.182. No more a city when around their spear 5.512. Then the destruction pitiable of war. 5.513. And no more shall one fight with swords or iron 5.514. Or even darts, which things shall not again 5.515. 515 Be lawful. But wise people shall have peace 5.516. Who were left, having made proof of wickedness 5.517. That they might at the last be filled with joy. 5.518. Ye matricides, leave off your impudence 5.519. And evil-working boldness, who of old 5.520. 520 provided lawlessly lewd couch with boys 5.521. And placed as harlots maidens pure before 5.522. In brothels by assault and punishment 5.523. And by much-laboring indecency. 5.524. For in thee mother with her child did hold 5.525. 525 Unlawful intercourse, and daughter wa 5.526. With her own father wedded as a bride; 5.527. And in thee kings have their ill-fated mouth 5.528. Polluted, and in thee have wicked men 5.529. Found couch with cattle. Be in silence hushed 5.530. 530 Thou wicked city all-bewailed, possessed
7. Philo of Alexandria, On The Eternity of The World, 48-51, 77, 25 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

25. And there are testimonies also in the Timaeus to the fact of the world being exempt from disease and not liable to destruction, such as these: "Accordingly, of the four elements the constitution of the world receives each in all its integrity; for he who compounded it made it to consist of the whole of fire, and the whole of water, and the whole of air, and the whole of earth, not leaving any portion or any power of any one of them outside, from the following intentions:--
8. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 17-20, 11 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

11. It is then a pernicious doctrine, and one for which no one should contend, to establish a system in this world, such as anarchy is in a city, so that it should have no superintendant, or regulator, or judge, by whom everything must be managed and governed.
9. Lucan, Pharsalia, 1.76, 1.655-1.658 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10. New Testament, 2 Peter, 3.13 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.13. But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness.
11. Seneca The Younger, De Consolatione Ad Marciam, 26.6 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 7.157 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.157. Zeno of Citium and Antipater, in their treatises De anima, and Posidonius define the soul as a warm breath; for by this we become animate and this enables us to move. Cleanthes indeed holds that all souls continue to exist until the general conflagration; but Chrysippus says that only the souls of the wise do so.They count eight parts of the soul: the five senses, the generative power in us, our power of speech, and that of reasoning. They hold that we see when the light between the visual organ and the object stretches in the form of a cone: so Chrysippus in the second book of his Physics and Apollodorus. The apex of the cone in the air is at the eye, the base at the object seen. Thus the thing seen is reported to us by the medium of the air stretching out towards it, as if by a stick.
13. Eusebius of Caesarea, Preparation For The Gospel, 15.20.6 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

14. Stoic School, Stoicor. Veter. Fragm., 2.809



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antipater of tarsus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
aristobulus Taylor and Hay, Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2020) 185
aristotle, on cosmology Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125, 257
aristotle Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
atomism Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
boethius of sidon Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
boethus of sidon Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67; Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
carneades Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
cato Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
chrysippus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125, 257; Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153; Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
cleanthes Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153; Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
conflagration Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
cosmic conflagration Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
death, outcome of Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
democritus Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
diogenes laertius Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257; Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
diogenes of babylon Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
ekpyrosis, stoic views of Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
epicureanism, eschatology of Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
epicurus Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
eschatology, judgement Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
eschatology, of epicureanism Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
eschatology, of stoicism Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
eschatology Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
fire narratives, stoic views of Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
gods, philo of alexandria on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
gods, scepticism about Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
identity, in stoicism Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
identity Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257
identity of indiscernibles Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257
immortality Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
indestructibility of the world Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
infinity Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257
judgement Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
kingdom of god Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
matter Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257
moon Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
nemesius of emesa Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
panaetius Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125; Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153; Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
panaetius of rhodes Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
philo of alexandria, on god Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
philo of alexandria, on providence (πρόνοια) Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
philo of alexandria Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
plutarch Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
posidonius Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
predestination (προόρισις), philo on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 67
prolepsis Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
scepticism, academic Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
scepticism, pyrrhonean Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
sedley, david Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
sextus empiricus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
sibyl Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
sibylline oracles, jewish and christian sources Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
socrates Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
soul-body relationship, temporary survival after death Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
souls, destruction at death Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
stars, stoicism and Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
stoic / stoicism Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
stoic school Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
stoicism, ekpyrosis and Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
stoicism, eschatology of Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
stoicism, stoics, theology of Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125, 257
stoics Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
sun Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
theology Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
time, theories of' Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257
universal conflagration, stoic doctrine of Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 113
virtue Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 153
zeno Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 43
zeno of citium Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125
zeno of tarsus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 257
zeus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 125