Clearchus of Soli
The Sources, Text, and Translation
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This book showcases a figure whose life and work bridge Classical and Hellenistic Greece. It comprises Tiziano Dorandi’s comprehensive new edition of the Clearchus ‘fragments’, accompanied by a richly annotated English translation from Stephen White, as well as nine new studies examining key aspects of Clearchus’s thought.
Clearchus, from Soli on the island of Cyprus, was an Aristotelian philosopher and cultural historian active in the later fourth and early third centuries BCE. A versatile thinker and prolific author, he wrote on a wide range of subjects. Although none of his works survive, he is cited extensively by later authors. Topics addressed in this volume include his accounts of souls during sleep, educational traditions, forms of love, luxurious living, sage maxims and other traditional sayings, aquatic wildlife, lunar phenomena, and his relation to Plato and Platonism.
Clearchus of Soli will interest both students and scholars of ancient Greek history, philosophy and science, and especially anyone interest>ed in Aristotle and his circle, Hellenistic literature and culture, or Greek cultural history generally.
Table of Contents
1. Clearchus of Soli: The Sources, Text and Translation
Tiziano Dorandi and Stephen White
2. Clearchus, a Platonist?
3. Two Concepts of Sleep: Clearchus of Soli and Strato of Lampsacus
4. Clearchus’ Περὶ παιδείας
Appendix to chapter 4: Some notes on Clearchus’ Περὶ παιδείας
5. Clearchus on Love
6. Clearchus, On Lives
7. Clearchus and Paroemiology
8. The Seven Sages and the Inscription of Ai Khanoum
9. Clearchus and Peripatetic Research on Aquatic Creatures
10. Clearchus on the Face in the Moon
Index of Ancient Names
Robert Mayhew is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Seton Hall University.
David C. Mirhady is Professor in the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University.
Tiziano Dorandi is Director of Research at the Centre Jean Pépin, Centre National de la Recherche CNRS/ENS/PSL Villejuif/Paris.
Stephen White is Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin.