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The Greek search for wisdom

Author: Michael K Kellogg
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discuses examples of Greek wisdom from Homer to Plato against the background of Greek history and examines what each has to tell us about our place in the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Kellogg
ISBN: 9781616145750 1616145757
OCLC Number: 764387232
Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Homer and the heroic ideal --
Hesiod, poet of everyday life --
Aeschylus and the institution of justice --
Sophocles, the Theban plays --
Euripides and the twilight of the gods --
The inquiries of Herodotus of Halicarnassus --
Thucydides, power and pathos --
Aristophanes and the serious business of comedy --
Plato, philosophy, and poetry --
Aristotle and the invention of political science.
Responsibility: Michael K. Kellogg.

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Discuses examples of Greek wisdom from Homer to Plato against the background of Greek history and examines what each has to tell us about our place in the world.

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