Theophrastus

Theophrastus (; ||godly phrased}}; ) was a Greek philosopher and the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. He was a native of Eresos in Lesbos. His given name was (); his nickname () was given by Aristotle, his teacher, for his "divine style of expression".

He came to Athens at a young age and initially studied in Plato's school. After Plato's death, he attached himself to Aristotle who took to Theophrastus in his writings. When Aristotle fled Athens, Theophrastus took over as head of the Lyceum. Theophrastus presided over the Peripatetic school for thirty-six years, during which time the school flourished greatly. He is often considered the father of botany for his works on plants. After his death, the Athenians honoured him with a public funeral. His successor as head of the school was Strato of Lampsacus.

The interests of Theophrastus were wide ranging, including biology, physics, ethics and metaphysics. His two surviving botanical works, ''Enquiry into Plants (Historia Plantarum)'' and ''On the Causes of Plants'', were an important influence on Renaissance science. There are also surviving works ''On Moral Characters'', ''On Sense Perception'', and ''On Stones'', as well as fragments on ''Physics'' and ''Metaphysics''. In philosophy, he studied grammar and language and continued Aristotle's work on logic. He also regarded space as the mere arrangement and position of bodies, time as an accident of motion, and motion as a necessary consequence of all activity. In ethics, he regarded happiness as depending on external influences as well as on virtue. Provided by Wikipedia

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Published 1943
De Gruyter

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Published 1752
printed; and this specimen to be had of R. Clements and J. Fletcher, Booksellers in Oxford; and J. and J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and W. Owen, at Homer's Head, near Temple Bar; and R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, London. At which Places Subscriptions are taken in

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Published 1751
printed for James Reid bookseller in Leith

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Published 1785
In Aedibus Academicis, excudebat Andreas Foulis, Academiae Typographus

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Published 1774
printed for the author, in St. James's-Street: and sold by L. Davis, in Holborn; Nourse, in the Strand; White, in Fleet-Street; Cater, in Holborn; Bell, in the Strand; Fletcher, at Oxford; Woodyer, at Cambridge; and Bell, at Edinburgh

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Published 1758
In Aedibus Academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academiae Typographi

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Published 1725
printed for John Hooke, at the Flowerde-Luce over-against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street

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Published 1714
printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand

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Published 1718
printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head, over-against Katharine-Street in the Strand

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Published 1714
printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand

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Published 1754
printed; and to be had of R. Clements and J. Fletcher, Booksellers in Oxford; and J. and J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; W. Owen, at Homer's Head, near Temple Bar; and R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, London

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Published 1743
in ædibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis Academiae Typographus