I am looking for a complete collection of fragments of Eudemus of Rhodes. He is considered to be the first historian of science. His fragments have given us a glimpse of how Greek mathematics developed through the earliest Greek philosophers.

Are the fragments of Eudemus available online in Ancient Greek or English?

Potential Candidates:

  • Edemas von Rhodos, by F. Wehrli (1955) gathered 90 fragments of Eudemus for Die Schule des Aristoteles vol. VIII

  • Eudemus of Rhodes by István Bodnár, William Fortenbaugh (2002) is a complete collection of the fragments and testimonia of Eudemus.

  • $\begingroup$ Inter-library loan can get you the actual books, so why not go that route? $\endgroup$
    – Jon Custer
    Dec 3, 2023 at 2:26
  • $\begingroup$ @JonCuster I will definitely purchase the physical copies of the books, however I do not want to type all of the Ancient Greek by hand. Do you think the PDFs available through ILL? $\endgroup$
    – 0-1
    Dec 3, 2023 at 4:38
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sure that you are already aware of this, but no original writings of Eudemus exist. The term fragments is used to describe direct quotes from later commentators (testimonia refers to paraphrasing by later commentators). Even direct quotes may not be accurate. $\endgroup$
    – nwr
    Dec 3, 2023 at 4:49
  • $\begingroup$ @nwr Thanks for pointing that out, I made a mistake in my question then. I'll fix that. $\endgroup$
    – 0-1
    Dec 3, 2023 at 4:57
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    $\begingroup$ Wehrli's collection of fragments is available for borrowing from the Internet Archive. Contains 151 fragments in the original Greek plus commentary in German, but one cannot copy and paste, and (based on a couple of attempts) text searching in Greek seems not to work. $\endgroup$
    – Senex
    Dec 3, 2023 at 14:11


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