Tuesday, September 19, 2023


A Treasured Copy of Diogenes Laertius

From Alan Crease:

Your post on Diogenes Laertius reminded me of a little copy that I have treasured for nearly 50 years without ever having read it.

I wanted to show you it because its annotations are the reason that I must have bought it. I have made a short clip of me leafing through it and I have attached what I discovered about its previous owners. This is my little tribute to them as a laudator temporis acti. I doubt if the average undergraduate student today has heard of DL, let alone read him though with such dedication in a tiny copy with no apparent access to a translation. See the attachment for details of the two names mentioned on the cover.

My video clip https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u62u5oORfu1PVmbMzOXqEDXbKbCFWTEB/view?usp=sharing

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