Empedocles [addendum] - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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The New Evidence

Notwithstanding the addition of a few elements to the corpus since Diels's edition, the study of Empedocles truly entered a new era in 1999 with the publication, by Alain Martin and Oliver Primavesi, of the Strasburg papyrus of Empedocles. The papyrus, assembled from numerous smaller pieces, consists of four larger sections, called by the editors sections a, b, c and d, and a few left-over scraps. These comprise a total of seventy-four hexameter lines, some very partial, of which twenty overlap with lines already known, making the identification of the text certain. By a stroke of luck, the largest section, a, continues the thirty-five-line Fr. 17, for another thirty-four lines, and thanks to a line-numbering mark in the margin of the papyrus, we can establish that the whole of Fr. 17 section a spanned lines 232 to 300 of its book. That book, as we know from Simplicius, the Aristotelian...

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