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This webpage reproduces one of the
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

by
Diogenes Laërtius

published in the Loeb Classical Library, 1925

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(Vol. II) Diogenes Laërtius
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

Book VIII

 p397  Chapter 6
Hippasus (fourth century B.C.)

[link to original Greek text] 84 Hippasus of Metapontum was another Pythagorean, who held that there is a definite time which the  p399 changes in the universe take to complete and that the All is limited and ever in motion.

According to Demetrius in his work on Men of the Same Name, he left nothing in writing. There were two men named Hippasus, one being our subject, and the other a man who wrote The Laconian Constitution in five books; and he himself was a Lacedaemonian.


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