Aenesidemus of Cnossus: Testimonia (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries 52)

Aenesidemus of Cnossus: Testimonia (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries 52)

By: Roberto Polito (editor_and_translator)Hardback

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This book provides the first edition of all the testimonia on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus, who is deemed to be the source of Sextus Empiricus, the main surviving authority on ancient Scepticism. It provides an extensive philosophical and historical commentary, and throws light on a series of questions concerning the philosophy of the late Academy, Stoic Heracliteanism, and the interaction between medicine and philosophy in the late Hellenistic era. It will be an essential reference work for all those scholars and students dealing with the history of ancient Scepticism.

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Roberto Polito is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, and his main area of interest is Hellenistic philosophy and medicine. His publications include studies on the Sceptical tradition (The Sceptical Road: Aenesidemus' Appropriation of Heraclitus, 2004) and the physician Asclepiades of Bithynia.


Introduction; Part I. The Sources; Part II. Texts and Commentary: 1. Life; 2. Works.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780521190251
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780521190251
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0521190258

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