From Chapter VI., Anaxagoras of Klazomenai
There can be no doubt that these dates are very nearly right. Aristotle tells us4 that Anaxagoras was older than Empedokles, who was probably born before 490 B.C. (§ 98); and Theophrastos said5 that Empedokles was born "not long after Anaxagoras." Demokritos, too, said that he himself was a young man in the old age of Anaxagoras, and he must have been born about 460 B.C.6
2. We must read ὀγδοηκοστῆς with Scaliger to make the figures come right.
3. On the statements of Apollodoros, see Jacoby, pp. 244 sqq.
4. Arist. Met. A, 3. 984 a 11 (R. P. 150 a).
5. Phys. Op. fr. 3 (Dox. p. 477), ap. Simpl. Phys. p. 25, 19 (R. P. 162 e).
6. Diog. ix. 41 (R. P. 187). On the date of Demokritos, see Chap. IX. § 171.
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