On Fire in Heraclitus and in Zeno of Citium

Classical Quarterly 34 (01):231- (1984)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In a recent discussion note1 C. D. C. Reeve investigates the reasons for Heraclitus assigning a primary position to fire, as contrasted with the other substances like earth and water which go to make up the physical universe. Reeve considers and rejects other reasons for the primacy of fire that have been put forward, such as the symbolic associations of fire, the role of fire in governing the universe, or the claim that everything becomes fire at some time or other. Rather, Reeve argues, the primacy of fire in Heraclitus' physical theory can be explained purely in terms of that physical theory



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,389

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

29 (#399,359)

6 months
1 (#416,470)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.Harold Cherniss & Hermann Diels - 1939 - American Journal of Philology 60 (2):248.
A Problem in Stoic Cosmology.Michael Lapidge - 1973 - Phronesis 18 (3):240-278.

Add more references