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Presocratics (Presocratic philosophers)
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Modern term to describe various groups of Greek philosophers who lived in the period before, or contemporary with, Socrates [2] (470–399 BC). In particular, this included the members of the Milesian School (Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes [1]), the Eleatic School (Parmenides, Zeno [1] of Elea and Melissus [2]), Pythagoras [2…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Presocratics (Presocratic philosophers)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0184>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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