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The sayings of Democritus

  • M. L. West (a1)
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1 See Guthrie , History of Greek Philosophy, ii. 489.

2 Cf. Pfeiffer, pp. 127 ff.

3 So the glossaries of Simias, Philitas, Zenodotus; cf. Pfeiffer, pp. 90, 115.

4 Pfeiffer, pp. 83 f.

5 D.-K. 68 B 300.

6 For Democritus among the Cynics see Stewart Z., Haw. Stud. lxiii (1958), pp. 179 ff.

7 As Mr. Oswyn Murray points out to me, this is the most likely explanation of what Clement says in Strom, i. 69 = D.-K. 68 B 299. The reference to the ‘stele’ (instead of to a book) of ‘Akikaros’ suggests the typical claim to have derived special knowledge from a unique document. (Cf. Acusilaus 2 T 1; Euhemerus, Eus. P.E. ii. 2. 57; Manetho 609 T IIa; Philo—Sanchuniathon, Ens. P.E. i. 9. 25 (790 F I); Dictys—Septimius, pp. 1–2 Eisenhut; Reitzenstein R., Poimandres, pp. 363 f.)

8 See Harris J. Rendel in Charles's Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, ii. 716 f.

9 Clem. loc. cit. Cf. Harv. Stud. lxxiii (1968), p. 121.

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