Diogenes Laertius
(1,225 words)

Probably flourished in the 3rd cent. AD; nothing is known about his life;

Greek historian of philosophy.


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Ciccolella, Federica, “Diogenes Laertius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0075>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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