[COMPLETE] Lives of Eminent Philosophers, vol. 1 by Diogenes Laertius - kaz

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Lives of Eminent Philosophers, vol. 1 by Diogenes Laertius ( - 3rd Cent.), translated by R. D. Hicks (1850 - 1929)

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Diogenes Laertius' Lives of Eminent Philosophers provides a wealth information about the lives and teachings of ancient Greek thinkers. Despite the varying reliability of Laertius' accounts, his book has become a principal source for the history of Greek philosophy, since many of the earlier sources on which it was based are no longer extant. (Summary by Kazbek)
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Well, so many choices. Let me choose Section 45, if I may.
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silverquill wrote: January 22nd, 2023, 4:33 pm Well, so many choices. Let me choose Section 45, if I may.
Certainly, thanks!

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I'd like 7 and 44 please. Hope there's not too much greek!

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having looked at it, I need pointers on pronunciation. Mine is guessed at and approximate (and not what I learned in school, where Thales was Thaylees.)

Cy is pronounced sigh?
Cha is ka or cha?

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czandra wrote: January 23rd, 2023, 2:54 am I'd like 7 and 44 please. Hope there's not too much greek!
As long as you stick to the odd-numbered pages! :D Thanks!
czandra wrote: January 23rd, 2023, 3:36 am having looked at it, I need pointers on pronunciation. Mine is guessed at and approximate (and not what I learned in school, where Thales was Thaylees.)

Cy is pronounced sigh?
Cha is ka or cha?
In "Greco-English", "ch" is always a hard "k" (pronounced as in "Bach" in Greek). "Cy" is trickier. The basic rule is that it's pronounced as in "sigh" when stressed and as in "sin" otherwise, but there are some exceptions which I can't claim to understand (e.g., Thucydides). I don't want readers to be too concerned about pronunciation of names. The traditional English pronunciation of Greek names is a curious historical artifact. It's as if they snuck into Middle English and evolved with the rest of the English language, Great Vowel Shift and all. To illustrate how far they strayed in the process, in ancient Greek "cy" was pronounced like the French "cul". The best that can be said about using "Greco-English", is that it makes recognizable names more recognizable to other English speakers. It can hardly be called "correct". Here are a couple of rough guides:

https://hull-awe.org.uk/index.php/Pronunciation_of_Greek_Proper_Names
http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~bmaclenn/Classes/US210/pron.html

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Thank you Librivox!
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Thank you, Czandra!

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https://librivox.org/uploads/kazbek/lives1_44_laertius_128kb.mp3

33:37.5

reads like a poem: from colonization to table-manners, underpinned by math. Father of "civilization".

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43 please

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42 please.

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Thank you, Czandra! MW updated.

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czandra wrote: January 25th, 2023, 7:24 am https://librivox.org/uploads/kazbek/lives1_42_laertius_128kb.mp3
4:53

a poem!
And thanks again! Now looking for poetry lovers to PL this...

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