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Diogenes Laërtius
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Anacharsis, 5. - Book 2: Socrates, his predecessors and followers
Diogenes Laërtius
Source/Notes:
Socrates, 16. - Book 2: Socrates, his predecessors and followers


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Bio: Diogenes Laertius was a biographer of the Greek philosophers. Nothing is known about his life, but his surviving Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers is one of the principal surviving sources for the history of Greek philosophy.

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