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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Walter Burkert is Professor Emeritus of classical philology at the University of Zürich. His research and publications concentrate on ancient Greek philosophy and religion, including oriental contacts and perspectives of anthropology. Among his publications are Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism (1972), Homo Necans (1983), Greek Religion (1985), The Orientalizing Revolution (1992), and Babylon Memphis Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture (2004)

Patricia Curd is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. She is the author of The Legacy of Parmenides: Eleatic Monism and Later Presocratic Thought (1998) and Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testimonia; A Text and Translation with Notes and Essays (2007).

Michael Frede (1940–2007) taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University and was Professor of the History of Philosophy at Oxford University and fellow of Keble College. After retirement from Oxford, he lived in Athens, Greece. He was the author, translator and commentator, editor, or coeditor of numerous books, including Aristotle's Metaphysics Lambda (Oxford, 2000) and Rationality in Greek Thought (Oxford, 1996).

Michael Gagarin is the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas. He has written widely in the areas of Greek law, rhetoric, literature, and philosophy, including the volumes Drakon and Early Athenian Homicide Law (1981), Early Greek Law (1986), Antiphon the Athenian: Oratory, Law and Justice in the Age of the Sophists (2002), and Writing Greek Law (2008). He is currently preparing (together with Paula Perlman) an edition of the Laws of Crete (text, translation, commentary, and interpretative essays).

Daniel W. Graham is A. O. Smoot Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Explaining the Cosmos: The Ionian Tradition of Scientific Philosophy (2006) and author, editor, or translator of five other volumes on ancient philosophy. He is currently preparing a bilingual edition of the Presocratic philosophers, The Texts of Early Greek Philosophy, for Cambridge University Press.

R. J. Hankinson is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published more than fifty articles on many aspects of ancient philosophy and science; his books include The Sceptics (1995) and Cause and Explanation in the Ancient Greek World (1998).

Carl Huffman is Edwin L. Minar Professor of Classics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King (2005) and Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic (1993). He is currently working on an edition of the fragments of Aristoxenus of Tarentum, which deal with the history of philosophy.

André Laks is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He taught for a long time at the University Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, and at Princeton University from 1990 to 1994. He has recently published a book on Plato's Laws (Médiation et coercition. Pour une lecture des ‘Lois’ de Platon, 2005); an essay on the emergence of negativity in archaic philosophy (Le vide et la haine, 2004); an introduction to the concept of Presocratic philosophy (Introduction à la ‘philosophie présocratique,’ 2006); and a collection of some of his articles on Aristotle, Theophrastus, and Presocratic philosophy (Histoire, doxographie, vérité, 2007). A second, revised and augmented version of his edition of Diogenes of Apollonia (1983) has just been published (2008). He is the coeditor, with Michel Narcy, of the journal Philosophie antique.

J. H. Lesher is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Xenophanes of Colophon (1992), The Greek Philosophers (1998), Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception, coedited with Debra Nails and Frisbee Sheffield (2006), and numerous articles on the Presocraticis, Plato, and Presocraticis Aristotle.

Richard D. McKirahan is E. C. Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College, Claremont, California. He is the author of Philosophy before Socrates (1994) and Principles and Proofs: Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science (1992), has translated texts by Simplicius and Philoponus for the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series, and is the author of articles on ancient philosophy.

Alexander P. D. Mourelatos is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at The University of Texas at Austin, where he founded and for twenty‐five years directed the Joint Classics‐Philosophy Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy. His publications in the areas of philosophy, classics, and linguistics include The Route of Parmenides (1970); he is preparing a book on Xenophanes.

John Palmer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida. He is the author of Plato's Reception of Parmenides (1999) and a number of articles on early Greek philosophy and its reception.

Oliver Primavesi is Professor in the Institut für Klassiche Philologie at the University of Munich. He is the coauthor, with Alain Martin, of L'Empédocle de Strasbourg (1999) and author of numerous articles on Empedocles.

T. M. Robinson is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Heraclitus: Fragments (1987) and various articles on Heraclitus and Parmenides. He has served as President of the International Association for Greek Philosophy and of the International Plato Society, and is currently Honorary President of the International Association for Greek Philosophy.

David T. Runia is Master of Queen's College at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this appointment he was Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Leiden. He is the coauthor (with Jaap Mansfeld) of Aëtiana: The Method and Intellectual Context of a Doxographer (1997) and numerous other studies on Philo of Alexandria and on Plato and the history of Platonism.

David Sedley has taught since 1975 at the University of Cambridge, where he is Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a Fellow of Christ's College. His books include The Hellenistic Philosophers, coauthored with A. A. Long (1987), Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom (1998), Plato's Cratylus (2003), The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus (2004), and Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity (2007, from his 2004 Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley). He works on the editing of philosophical papyri, and has also been editor of Classical Quarterly (1986–1992) and Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (1998–2007).

Philip van der Eijk is Professor of Greek at Newcastle University. He has published widely on ancient philosophy, medicine and science, comparative literature, and patristics. He is the author of Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity (2005), Diocles of Carystus (2000–2001), Philoponus, On Aristotle On the Soul 1 (2005–6), and Aristoteles, De insomniis, De divinatione per somnum (1994). He has edited and coauthored Ancient Histories of Medicine (1999) and coedited Ancient Medicine in Its Socio‐Cultural Context (1995).

Stephen A. White is Professor of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Texas. He is the author of Sovereign Virtue: Aristotle on the Relation between Happiness and Prosperity (1992) and articles on Aristotle and later Greek philosophy, and coeditor with W. W. Fortenbaugh of Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes: Text, Translation, and Discussion (2004) and Aristo of Ceos: Text, Translation, and Discussion (2006). He is currently preparing a translation of Diogenes Laertius.

Paul Woodruff is Darrell K. Royal Professor of Ethics and American Society and Inaugural Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas, where he has chaired the Department of Philosophy and, since 1991, directed the Plan II Honors Program. He is the author of scholarly articles, translations from ancient Greek, and plays, poems, and opera libretti, including Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue, First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea, and The Necessity of Theater (Oxford, 2008).

M. R. Wright is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Wales. She was previously a Fellow for the Center of Hellenic Studies and Senior Lecturer in Classics at Aberystwyth, Wales, and Reading, England; she was then at Lampeter (the first woman to hold a professorship and established chair there). She has written numerous articles and reviews in ancient philosophy, mainly on the Presocratics and Plato, and is the author of Empedocles (1981 and 1995), The Presocratics (1985), Cicero on Stoic Good and Evil (1991), Cosmology in Antiquity (1995) and editor of Reason and Necessity (2000). She devised one of the first online ancient Greek primers (

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