This study seeks to improve the text of section d of the Strasbourg papyrus of Empedocles. It builds on the reconstruction advanced by Janko 2004, who proposes attributing sections f and b to the same column as section d and that all three sections are from column 12 of the ancient roll. My main departure from Janko will be to argue that the unity of lines d 11-18 plus sections b and f can be better shown if we assume that the passage is a description of the origins of plants alone, not of animals or of living things in general.
|Title of host publication||Presocratics and Papyrological Tradition|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Philosophical Reappraisal of the Sources|
|Place of Publication||Berlin; Boston|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Oct 2019|