Start reading The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers [Illustrated] on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers [Illustrated] [Kindle Edition]


Kindle Price: $2.99

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Literature & Fiction Books for $1.99 Each
Now through November 14, select literature & fiction Kindle books are $1.99 each. Browse the full selection to find your next great read.

Book Description

Illustrated with 10 unique illustrations.

Diogenes, the author of the following work, was a native
(as is generally believed) of Laërte, in Cilicia, from which
circumstance he derived the cognomen of Laërtius. Little is
known of him personally, nor is even the age in which he lived
very clearly ascertained. But as Plutarch, Sextus Empiricus,
and Saturninus are among the writers whom he quotes, he is
generally believed to have lived near the end of the second
century of our era: although some place him in the time
of Alexander Severus, and others as late as Constantine. His
work consists of ten books, variously called: The Lives of
Philosophers, A History of Philosophy, and The Lives of
Sophists. From internal evidence (iii. 47, 29), we learn
that he wrote it for a noble lady (according to some,
Arria; according to others, Julia, the Empress of Severus),
who occupied herself with the study of philosophy, and especially of Plato.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1024 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1428625852
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0019M9RAW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category