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Pherekydes of Syros

Author: Hermann S Schibli
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1990.
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In the 6th century BC, Pherekydes of Syros wrote a book about the birth of the gods and the origin of the cosmos of which only fragments survive. On the basis of these, as well as the ancient  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Crítica e interpretación
Named Person: Pherecydes, of Syros; Ferécides, de Siros; Ferécides, de Siros
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann S Schibli
ISBN: 0198143834 9780198143833
OCLC Number: 644540777
Description: xiii, 225 p.
Contents: I. Life of Pherekydes; II. pente-/heptamuchos in Pherekydes; III. The marriage of Zas and Chthonie; IV, The battle against Ophioneus; V. Pherekydes on the soul. Retrospect; Appendix 1. Chronos and Zas in Pherekydes; Appendix 2. Testimonia and fragments; Concordance to Diels-Kranz; Bibliography; Index of passages cited; General index.
Responsibility: Hermann S. Schibli.


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'Hermann S. Schibli performs a valuable service in reexamining the evidence for the contents of Pherecydes' book and in reediting the fragments and testimonia. There is little doubt that his edition Read more...

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