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Diogenes Laertius 7.134

In: Phronesis
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†Michael Frede
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Abstract

In describing the Stoic principles, the manuscript tradition of DL 7.134 preserves readings which variously call them σώματα, ‘bodies’, or ἀσώματα, ‘incorporeals’; but the Suida quotes this passage with ἀσωμάτους, ‘incorporeal’. This paper shows that the Suida has the best reading (and that, in any case, σώματα is least likely to be right). This is not the only, or the clearest, case where the Suida can correct our text: another example considered here concerns DL 7.74.

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