Diogenes of Tarsus (Greek: Διογένης ὁ Ταρσεύς; fl. 2nd century BC) was an Epicurean philosopher, who is described by Strabo as a person clever in composing improvised tragedies. He was the author of several works, which, however, are lost. Among them are:
- Select lectures (Greek: Ἐπίλεκτοι σχολαί), which was probably a collection of essays and dissertations.
- Epitome of Epicurus’ ethical doctrines (Greek: ἐπιτομὴ τῶν Ἐρικούρου ἠθικῶν ζητημάτων), of which Diogenes Laërtius quotes the 12th book.
- On poetical problems (Greek: Περὶ ποιητικῶν ζητμάτων), poetical problems which he endeavoured to solve, and which seem to have had special reference to the Homeric poems.
- ^ Gordon, P., Epicurus in Lycia: The Second-Century World of Diogenes of Oenoanda, page 53. University of Michigan Press. (1996).
- ^ Strabo, xiv.5.15
- ^ Diogenes Laërtius, x. 26, 119, 136, 138
- ^ Diogenes Laërtius, x. 118
- ^ Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 81