Diogenes (6) Laertius, also called Laërtius Diogenes, author of an extant compendium on the lives and doctrines of the ancient philosophers from *Thales to *Epicurus. Since he omits *Neoplatonism and mentions no philosopher after Saturninus (a Pyrrhonian sceptic of the 2nd cent.
After an introduction on some non-Greek ‘thinkers’ such as the magi (see
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