The Hellenistic Philosophers: Volume 2, Greek and Latin Texts with Notes and Bibliography
"Study of the Stoic, Epicurean and sceptical schools of philosophy has been hampered by the inaccessibility and difficulty of the surviving evidence. To help students and scholars, Anthony Long and David Sedley have compiled a comprehensive sourcebook, which makes the principal texts available to the widest audience since classical antiquity. The material is organised by schools, and within each school topics are treated thematically, thus providing the reader with immediate access to all the central concepts and the controversies they aroused in their historical context. In volume 1 the authors presented the texts in their own new translations accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary designed for use by all readers, including those with no background in the classical world. With its glossary and set of indexes, volume 1 can stand alone as an independent tool of study . No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Volume 2 converts the collection into a handbook for specialists. It provides the Greek and Latin originals of the passages translated in volume 1, sometimes in longer excerpts, and includes some additional passages. The texts are accompanied by critical apparatus, information on context, and detailed notes. There is also a large annotated bibliography. The volume should be an excellent scholarly resource for classicists and specialists in ancient philosophy"--Unedited summary from volume 2 cover.