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Greek thought : a guide to classical knowledge

Author: Jacques Brunschwig; G E R Lloyd; Pierre Pellegrin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
Series: Harvard University Press reference library.
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"Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical, and political civilization of the West draws and to which, even today, we repeatedly return. In more than sixty essays by an international team of scholars, this volume explores the full breadth and reach of Greek thought -- investigating what the Greeks knew as well as what they thought about what they knew, and what they  Read more...
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Savoir grec. English.
Greek thought.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606473454
Online version:
Savoir grec. English.
Greek thought.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607645052
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Brunschwig; G E R Lloyd; Pierre Pellegrin
ISBN: 067400261X 9780674002616
OCLC Number: 43859429
Language Note: Translation of : Savoir Grec: dictionnaire critique.
Description: xv, 1024 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Philosophy. The philosopher ; Images of the world ; Myth and knowledge ; The question of being ; Epistemology ; Ethics --
Politics. The statesman as political actor ; Inventing politics ; Utopia and the critique of politics ; The sage and politics --
The pursuit of knowledge. Schools and sites of learning ; Observation and research ; Demonstration and the idea of science ; Astronomy ; Cosmology ; Geography ; Harmonics ; History ; Language ; Logic ; Mathematics ; Medicine ; Physics ; Poetics ; Rhetoric ; Technology ; Theology and divination ; Theories of religion --
Major figures. Anaxagoras ; Antisthenes ; Archimedes ; Aristotle ; Democritus ; Epicurus ; Euclid ; Galen ; Heraclitus ; Herodotus ; Hippocrates ; Parmenides ; Plato ; Plotinus ; Plutarch ; Polybius ; Protagoras ; Ptolemy ; Pyrrhon ; Socrates ; Thucydides ; Xenophon ; Zeno --
Currents of thought. The academy ; Aristotelianism ; Cynicism ; Hellenism and Christianity ; Hellenism and Judaism ; The Milesians ; Platonism ; Pythagoreanism ; Skepticism ; Sophists ; Stoicism.
Series Title: Harvard University Press reference library.
Other Titles: Savoir grec.
Responsibility: edited by Jacques Brunschwig and Geoffrey E.R. Lloyd, with the collaboration of Pierre Pellegrin ; translated under the direction of Catherine Porter.

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