A Guide to Greek Thought: Major Figures and Trends

by Jacques Brunschwig (Editor)

Other authorsCatherine Porter (Translator), Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd (Editor)
Paperback, 2003



Belknap Press (2003), 504 pages


The philosophers, historians and scientists of ancient Greece inaugurated and nourished the tradition of Western thought. This volume, drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, gives fresh insight into the originality of major figures and the legacy of important currents of thought. Aristotle, Democritus, Empedocles, Epicurus, Euclid, Galen, Heraclitus, Herodotus, Hippocrates, Parmenides, Plato, Plotinus, Plutarch, Polybius, Protagoras, Ptolemy, Pyrrhon, Socrates, Thucydides, Xenophon and Zeno. The currents of thoughts include: the Academy, Aristotelianism, cynicism, Hellenism and Christianity, Hellenism and Judaism, the Milesians, Platonism, Pythagoreanism, scepticism, Sophists and stoicism.


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504 p.; 6.13 inches


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