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This chapter presents a list of reference articles and books relevant to the discussion of the sources that take precedence over titles and texts, for our knowledge of Theophrastus' writings and doctrines is largely dependent on our sources. It is, of course, true that the botanical works of Theophrastus survive as do the Metaphysics/On First Principles. The book focuses on his interest in cultural history, including discoveries and inventions that transformed the way people live. It also deals with proverbs containing useful truths that were passed down from earlier generations.

Keywords: On First Principles; Metaphysics; Theophrastus



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