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By M. Laura Gemelli Marciano

How did the traditional Greek Atomists come to imagine the lifestyles of atoms, and the way did they comprehend their indivisibility? those are the main tough questions dealing with researchers into Atomism in Classical Antiquity, and it really is those questions that Laura Gemelli addresses within the current examine. She re-examines the Ancients' culture from a brand new standpoint, ranging from the effect that educational atomism and the attendant difficulties and ideas had on Aristotle's interpretation of old Atomism.

This hitherto overlooked point of view results in a serious revision of normally approved theses comparable to the origins of Atomism in Eleatism and the postulation of the atom as an answer to the aporias of limitless divisibility. the writer then follows the extra improvement of the perspectives of Atomism recommend via Aristotle and Theophrastus so far as the Neo-Platonists. This e-book offers the rules for a second look of the assets and a shift in viewpoint for study into the traditional Atomists.

Series Overview:

Vol. 1: Gemelli, Laura: Democrito e l'Accademia (2007)
Vol. 2: Marcinkowska-Rosól, Maria: Die Konzeption des "noein" bei Parmenides von Elea (2010)
Vol. three: Schwab, Andreas: Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (2011)
Vol. four: Cornelli, Gabriele: looking for Pythagoreanism (2013)
Vol. five: On Pythagoreanism (2013) Ed. by means of Cornelli, Gabriele / McKirahan, Richard / Macris, Constantinos
Vol. 6: Marcinkowska-Rosol, Maria: Die Prinzipienlehre der Milesier (2014)
Diels, Hermann: Prolegomena to the "Doxographi Graeci" (2016) Ed. by way of Primavesi, Oliver

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2,2,4. Allo stesso modo la citazione riguardante l'ispirazione del poeta in Clem. Strom. ) proviene molto probabilmente in ultima istanza dall'opera sullo stile di Democrito di Egesianatte. Una simile rappresentazione si ritrova infatti anche in Cic. De orat. 2,46,194; De div. 1,37,80; Hor. Ep. ). Clemente conosceva le massime etiche democritee attraverso gnomologi del tipo di quelli che si trovano in Stobeo con il quale talvolta concorda, cf. g. Strom. 4,23,149,3; Stob. ). Una eccezione è Morel 1996 il quale, però, è interessato soprattutto al contesto più strettamente filosofico delle fonti.

Not. ). Su questo punto, v. infra, VI 2. Tali sono quella sull'attrazione dei simili conservata da Sext. Emp. Adv. Math. ), cf. -Plut. ), l'esempio dei vasi di vetro e di bronzo in Sen. Nat. quaest. 4,9,1, una testimonianza non riportata né da Diels-Kranz né da Lur'e, ma segnalata da Stückelberger (1990, 2576), v. anche infra, VII 6. 2. 1 n. 88. Per le affermazioni sugli ei[dwla che si ritrovano in diversi autori di età imperiale, infra, VII 4. In quest'ultimo ambito rientrano gli excursus piuttosto ampi che si incontrano nelle Naturales quaestiones di Seneca come la descrizione dei venti e dei terremoti in Nat.

Timone potrebbe alludere con queste definizioni alla polymathia, al carattere narrativo ed evocativo del linguaggio84, alla enorme produzione libraria di Democrito e a quella sua presunta ambiguità rispetto al problema della conoscenza delineata nelle opere aristoteliche e in Teofrasto85. Nell'ambito del neopirronismo abbiamo infine la testimonianza di Sesto Empirico la cui posizione esemplifica tra l'altro quanto si diceva sul valore delle citazioni letterali per determinare la conoscenza di prima mano di un autore.

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