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G. e. 73 And he is silent about the parallels between the Academic counter-arguments at ND III and their Academico-Pyrrhonist counterparts in Sextus (which both as to presentation and formulation differ from what is in Cicero on important points). e. the disputatio in utramque partem, is common to both authors. g. Aëtius) the search for a source really is feasible. 75 No one, I presume, will be willing to deny that Cicero’s to some (or even to a large) extent original exposition of Epicureanism in 71 Boyancé  (= , .

Hine, An Edition with Commentary of 7 physikai doxai and problêmata physika  the title is influential in determining our impression of what the book was about. In the present paper, I shall try to demonstrate, in various ways, that the book-title has to be Φυσικα δ ξαι. 10 I submit that in this work the tenets were the main issue, not the persons who subscribed to them, although the name-labels of course served to pinpoint tenets and to provide links between tenets concerned with different topics.

67 These forms of QF may be combined in several ways. A plurality of sources may for instance be posited for (sections of) a particular book of Philodemus, or Cicero, or Lucretius, or Philo, or Sextus, or Diogenes Laërtius, and corresponding paragraphs in these authors may then be traced back to single sources that are lost. This procedure may be of help in understanding passages which remain in part obscure when studied in isolation, and also in eliminating errors. Furthermore, noticing correspondences brings out the differences much more clearly,68 and so helps to determine the stance of an individual author.

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