Fans of the ancient classics will be delighted to learn that a magnificent new edition of Diogenes “Lives of the Eminent Philosophers.” has just been published. As Washington Post reviewer Michael Dirda implies, although Diogenes’ handiwork is believed to be “as much hearsay as history” nonetheless, his book is still a fun read. It is “richly anecdotal” and filled with the type “stories and quips” that have kept innumerable readers entertained through the centuries. Edited by James Miller, this new edition also includes numerous illustrations and notes, as well as background essays.
( The post also has a review of Ward Farnsworth’s “The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User’s Manual.” )