Genesis and Substance in Posidonius’ Stoicism

Calíope: Presença Clássica

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Title Genesis and Substance in Posidonius’ Stoicism
Creator Murtinho Braga Boechat, Eduardo
Subject Classics; Antiguidade clássica; ancient latin
Classics; Antiguidade clássica; ancient latin
Description The Posidonian fragment regarding the process of genesis as described by Arius Dydimus (Epitomefr.27 Diels) turns up twice in Stobaeus’ Eclogae. The passage occurs in a section (I. 20) entitled On Generation and Destructionwhich is mostly concerned with whether the cosmos is destructible. It is followed by a reference to criticism of Mnesarchus, the pupil of Panaeitus. The fragment recurs in Stobaeus at the end of I. 17; this is the chapter which contains Chrysippus’ orthodox classification of mixtures as juxtaposition, fusion and blending (παραθέσει,συγχύσει,κρᾶσιν). As we shall see, there is substantial evidence that Posidonius revised the Stoic position and proposed a new concept of genesis.
Publisher PPGLC
Date 2019-02-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Artigo Avaliado pelos Pares
Format application/pdf
Source CALÍOPE: Presença Clássica; n. 36 (2018)
Language por
Rights Direitos autorais 2019 CALÍOPE: Presença Clássica

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