Edited with New Translation through Richard McKirahan

With a brand new Preface through Malcolm Schofield

This publication is a revised and elevated model of A.H. Coxon's complete serious edition of the extant is still of Parmenides of Elea—the fifth-century B.C. thinker by way of many thought of "one of the best and so much dazzling thinkers of all times." (Karl Popper) Coxon's presentation of the whole old facts for Parmenides and his entire exam of the fragments, unsurpassed to this present day, have confirmed helpful to our knowing of the Eleatic because the book's first booklet in 1986. This version, edited via Richard McKirahan and with a brand new preface by means of Malcolm Schofield, is published at the a centesimal anniversary of Coxon's birth. 
 
This new edition for the 1st time comprises English translations of the testimonia and of any historical Greek in the course of the booklet, in addition to an English/Greek glossary by Richard McKirahan, and revisions by means of the past due writer himself. The textual content is composed of Coxon's collations of the suitable folios of manuscripts of Sextus Empiricus, Proclus and Simplicius and comprises all extant fragments, a statement, the testimonia, a whole record of assets, linguistic parallels from either previous and later authors, and the fullest serious gear that has seemed given that Diels’ Poetarum Philosophorum Fragmenta (1901). the gathering of testimonia includes the philosophical discussions of Parmenides by way of Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonists, such a lot of which were passed over through Diels. The advent discusses the historical past of the textual content, the language and kind of the poem, Parmenides’ use and knowing of the verb ‘to be’, his position within the background of previous and later philosophy and the biographical culture. within the observation Coxon offers intimately with either the language and the subject material of the poem and can pay complete consciousness to Parmenides’ account of the actual global. The appendix relates later Eleatic arguments to these of Parmenides. 

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Fr. eleven ἔκ τε γὰρ οὐδάμ᾿ ἐόντος ἀμήχανόν ἐστι γενέσθαι, τό τ᾿ ἐὸν ἐξαπολέσθαι ἀνήνυστον καὶ ἄπυστον Emped. fr. 12, 1–2 ταῦτα δεῖ διαλαβόντας συνορᾶν ἤδη περὶ τῶν ἀδήλων, πρῶτον μὲν ὅτι οὐδὲν γίνεται ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος … καὶ εἰ ἐφθείρετο δὲ τὸ ἀφανιζόμενον εἰς τὸ μὴ ὄν, πάντα ἂν ἀπωλώλει τὰ πράγματα Epic. ep. i, p. five, 12 Us. 6–10 καὶ μὴν οὐδὲ γενητὸν εἶναι δύναται τὸ ὄν. εἰ γὰρ ἐγένετο, ἤτοι ἐξ ὄντος ἢ ἐκ μὴ ὄντος γέγονεν. ἀλλ᾿ οὔτε ἐκ τοῦ ὄντος γέγονεν · εἰ γὰρ ὄν ἐστιν, οὐ γέγονεν ἀλλ᾿ ἔστιν ἤδη · οὔτε ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος · τὸ γὰρ μὴ ὂν οὐδὲ γεννῆσαί τι δύναται διὰ τὸ ἐξ ἀνάγκης ὀφείλειν ὑπάρξεως μετέχειν τὸ γεννητικόν τινος. οὐκ ἄρα οὐδὲ γενητόν ἐστι τὸ ὄν. Gorg. fr. three (FdV ii, 280, 27; cf. [Ar. ] MXG 979b 26 sq. ) five 6 οὐ γὰρ ἔην, οὐκ ἔσται, ὁμοῦ πᾶν, ἔστι δὲ μοῦνον Ammon. , Ascl. , Philop. , Olympiod. (οὐκ ἦν Philop. , οὐδ᾿ ἔσται Ammon. ) ἕν, συνεχές: οὐλοφυές Ascl. γένναν Simpl. cael. , phys. EF a hundred forty five: γέννην phys. EF seventy eight, DEF 162, γενεὴν phys. D seventy eight, D a hundred forty five διζήσεαι cael. , phys. DE seventy eight, DE one hundred forty five, DE 162: διζήσεται phys. F seventy eight, F a hundred forty five, F 162 sixty seven [63] FRAGMENT [64] eight, 7–18 How and whence grown? I shall now not allow you to say or conceive, ‘from Notbeing’, for it can't be acknowledged or conceived that whatever isn't really; after which what necessity in truth may have recommended (10) it to start and spring up later or prior to from not anything? therefore it needs to both be totally or no longer be in any respect. Nor will the energy of conviction ever impel whatever to return to be along it from Not-being. consequently justice didn't loosen it in her fetters and stream it both to come back to be or to be perishing (15) yet holds it quickly, and the choice concerning this stuff will depend on that of the difficulty, is or isn't really. Now it's been made up our minds, as used to be invaluable, to go away the single approach unconceived and anonymous, because it isn't a true manner, and for the opposite to be a manner and real. 1–52 Simpl. phys. 145–146 6 (τίνα …)-10 Simpl. phys. 162 6 (τίνα …)-9 (… οὐκ ἔστι) Simpl. cael. 137 sixty eight FRAGMENT πῇ πόθεν αὐξηθέν; οὔτ᾿ ἐκ μὴ ἐόντος ἐάσω φάσθαι σ᾿ οὐδὲ νοεῖν, οὐ γὰρ φατὸν οὐδὲ νοητόν ἐστιν ὅπως οὐκ ἔστι · τί δ᾿ ἄν μιν καὶ χρέος ὦρσεν ὕστερον ἢ πρόσθεν τοῦ μηδενὸς ἀρξάμενον φῦν; οὕτως ἢ πάμπαν πελέναι χρεών ἐστιν ἢ οὐκί. οὐδέ ποτ᾿ ἐκ μὴ ἐόντος ἐφήσει πίστιος ἰσχὺς γίγνεσθαί τι παρ᾿ αὐτό · τοῦ εἵνεκεν οὔτε γενέσθαι οὔτ᾿ ὄλλυσθαι ἀνῆκε δίκη χαλάσασα πέδῃσιν ἀλλ᾿ ἔχει, ἡ δὲ κρίσις περὶ τούτων ἐν τῷδ᾿ ἐστιν, ἔστιν ἢ οὐκ ἔστιν · κέκριται δ᾿ οὖν, ὥσπερ ἀνάγκη, τὴν μὲν ἐᾶν ἀνόητον ἀνώνυμον, οὐ γὰρ ἀληθής ἐστιν ὁδός, τὴν δ᾿ ὥστε πέλειν καὶ ἐτήτυμον εἶναι. eight, 7–18 [65] 10 15 7 | τίς πόθεν εἶς ἀνδρῶν; Φ one hundred fifty οὐ γὰρ ἐάσω | Ρ 449 eight | φάσθαι Ὀδυσσῆα ι 504 eleven | ἀλλ᾿ ὅτε δὴ πάμπαν H. Aphr. , V 233 ἦε καὶ οὐκί | Β 238 thirteen τοῦ εἵνεκα νεῖκος ὄρωρεν | Γ 87 14 ἀλλ᾿ ἐμὲ θυμὸς ἀνῆκε πολυτλήμων πολεμίζειν Η 152 15 | ἀλλ᾿ ἔχει Hes. theog. 425 (cf. Ω 27) 17 | ἄφραστ᾿ ἠδ᾿ ἀνόητα H. Herm. eighty | οὐ μὲν γάρ τις πάμπαν ἀνώνυμος θ 552 18 ἐπεὶ καὶ ἐτήτυμόν ἐστιν | H. Apoll. 176 12–13 τοῦτο δ᾿ ἐπαυξήσειε τὸ πᾶν τί κε καὶ πόθεν ἐλθόν; πῇ δέ κε κἠξαπόλοιτο : Emped. fr. 17, 32–33 παρὰ γὰρ τὸ ὂν τὸ μὴ ὂν οὐθὲν ἀξιῶν εἶναι, ἐξ ἀνάγκης ἓν οἴεται εἶναι, τὸ ὄν, καὶ ἄλλο οὐθέν Ar.

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