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date: 27 June 2022

Aëtius(1)locked

Aëtius(1)locked

  • Malcolm Schofield

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Aëtius (1), probably late 1st cent. ce, author of a comprehensive survey of the contrasting views of Greek philosophers on questions in natural philosophy. Hermann Diels convincingly argued that this lost work (the Placita) was reproduced in the ps.-Plutarchean Epitome and in *Stobaeus' Eclogae; and that it in turn derived indirectly, augmented e.g. with Stoic and Epicurean material, from *Theophrastus' Physical Tenets: hence its value as a source especially for Presocratic philosophy.

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