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This chapter presents a summary of the book Theophrastus of Eresus, Commentary Volume 9.2, which discusses the sources for the titles and texts printed under the heading "Miscellaneous Items". The book briefly discusses three scraps of papyrus (739-741, twelve, twenty and three words long). It is then concerned with the titles of Theophrastus' writings. Our primary source is Diogenes Laertius' Life of Theophrastus, which contains a catalogue of the philosopher's writings. The book discusses source-texts, which is divided into three sections, of which the first deals with discoveries and beginnings. The second concerns proverbs. Like Aristotle before him, Theophrastus wrote a work on the topic, as did Clearchus. The third contains the "Unasssigned", three scraps of Herculaneum papyri that have found no home elsewhere in the text-translation volumes.

Keywords: Diogenes Laertius; Herculaneum papyri; proverbs; Theophrastus writings



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