Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Atheists In Aëtius: Text, Translation And Comments On De Placitis 1.7.1–10

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

There was a very long tradition of criticism of religion and religious traditions by philosophers in the ancient world, beginning with Xenophanes. This chapter focuses on a small segment of this tradition of ancient atheism as it is preserved in later reports. It concentrates on a text in the doxographer Aëtius, in which a number of these atheists are mentioned. A closer look of the text, however, reveals numerous difficulties, relating to (1) the philosophical doctrines described, (2) the argument that the author wishes to present, and (3) the sources drawn upon for his material. The passage of Aëtius that is examined in the chapter is Compendium de placitis 1.7.110. The translation given is the first to be made into English. The commentary that follows the text and translation seeks to guide the reader along in his or her reading of this difficult text.

Keywords: Aëtius; atheists; Compendium de placitis

10.1163/ej.9789004180413.i-650.59
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004180413.i-650.59
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Aëtiana — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation