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By Keimpe Algra, Pieter W Horst, Douwe (David) Runia

Up to now 3 a long time Jaap Mansfeld, Professor of historical Philosophy in Utrecht, has equipped up a powerful popularity as a number one student in his box. His paintings has focused on the Presocratics, Hellenistic Philosophy, the resources of our wisdom of historical philosophy (esp. doxography) and the heritage of scholarship.
In honour of his 60th birthday, colleagues and neighbors have contributed a set of articles which signify the cutting-edge within the examine of the historical past of old philosophy and regularly be aware of topics within which the honorand has made vital discoveries.

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DK = Diels, H. und Kranz, W. ( 19568 ) Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (Berlin). P. (1988) Les Prisocratiques (Paris). Ern out, A. et Robin, L. ( 19622) Lucrece: De Rerum Natura. Commentaire exigitique et critique (Paris). Friedlander, P. (1969) Studien zur antiken Literatur und Kunst (Berlin). Gigante, M. (1981) Scetticismo eEpicureismo (Naples). - - (1990) "Quelques precisions sur le scepticisme et l'epicurisme", in Le scepticisme antique - Perspectives historiques et systimatiques, ed. AJ. Voelke (Geneve-Lausanne-Neuchatel) 69-83.

Pour exprimer a Jaap Mansfeld mon admiration et mon amitie, j'ai repris, bien plus a fond que je ne I'avais fait en 1991, l'examen d'un point limite du dossier de Metrodore, le fragment DK 70 B 1. On raille souvent les auteurs qui, pour contribuer a un volume de Melanges, envoient ce que l'on appelle un "fond de tiroir". -J'exprime ici mes remerciements a Tiziano Dorandi et a Carlos Levy, qui m'ont aide a completer rna documentation et a clarifier mes idees sur les temoignages de Philodeme et de Ciceron, ainsi qu'a Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, qui m'a reveJe le sens d'une abreviation dans le commentaire de Langerbeck (1935) 122, eta Richard Goulet pour son secours informatique.

Mansfeld ne cite pas A dans ce contexte; mais on peut assez aisement voir en A le resultat d'une sorte de contamination doxographique, explicitant le sens du scepticisme affiche en Ai par des considerations (Aii et Aiv) d'inspiration plus ou moins directement xenophanienne. B La version de l'enonce de Metrodore conservee dans un fragment de la Rhetorique de Philodeme21 est a peine plus longue que A. Dans le cours d'une enumeration qui parait avoir pour fonction de denoncer quelques celebres paradoxes philosophiques, que l'Epicurien exprime de fa~on tres condensee, et qu'il tient manifestement pour insoutenables,2 2 Philodeme glisse celui-ci, rapporte a Metrodore de 16 Si cette hypothese d'un echo est correcte, A temoignerait que i:nl nii

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