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Aenesidemus of Cnossus


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  • Date Published: April 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009014885

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  • This book provides the first edition of all the testimonia on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus, who is deemed to be the source of Sextus Empiricus, the main surviving authority on ancient Scepticism. It provides an extensive philosophical and historical commentary, and throws light on a series of questions concerning the philosophy of the late Academy, Stoic Heracliteanism, and the interaction between medicine and philosophy in the late Hellenistic era. It will be an essential reference work for all those scholars and students dealing with the history of ancient Scepticism.

    • First ever edition of the testimonia on the Sceptic Aenesidemus
    • Provides extensive philosophical and historical commentary on the texts
    • Covers a wide historical range of texts from Aenesidemus through Sextus Empiricus to Byzantium
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    • Date Published: April 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009014885
    • length: 403 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.509kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Sources
    Part II. Texts and Commentary:
    1. Life
    2. Works.

  • Editor and Translator

    Roberto Polito, University of Cambridge
    Roberto Polito is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, and his main area of interest is Hellenistic philosophy and medicine. His publications include studies on the Sceptical tradition (The Sceptical Road: Aenesidemus' Appropriation of Heraclitus, 2004) and the physician Asclepiades of Bithynia.

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