Theophrastus

Statue of Theophrastus, [[Orto botanico di Palermo|Palermo Botanical Garden]] Theophrastus (; ''Theόphrastos''; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. 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, extending from biology and physics to 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'', ''On Stones'', and 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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by Theophrastus
Published 1746
Printed for C. Davis
...Theophrastus's history of stones...

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by Theophrastus
Published 1743
in ædibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis Academiae Typographus

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by Theophrastus
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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by Theophrastus
Published 1751
printed for James Reid bookseller in Leith
...Moral characters of Theophrastus...

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by Theophrastus
Published 1743
Printed in the year
...Moral characters of Theophrastus...

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by Theophrastus
Published 1743
excudebat Robertus Foulis

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

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by Theophrastus
Published 1714
printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand
...Moral characters of Theophrastus...

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

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

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by Theophrastus
Published 1712
Typis Academicis. impensis Cornelii Crownfield, Celeberrimae Academiae Typographi

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by Theophrastus
Published 1746
printed for C. Davis, against Grays-Inn in Holborn, Printer to the Royal Society

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

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by Theophrastus
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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by Theophrastus
Published 1756
printed in the year

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by Theophrastus
Published 1714
printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand
...Moral characters of Theophrastus...

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by Theophrastus
Published 1943
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