The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece
Distributed for Zone Books
The acclaimed French classicist Marcel Detienne's first book traces the odyssey of "truth," aletheia, from mytho-religious concept to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. Detienne begins by examining how truth in Greek literature first emerges as an enigma. He then looks at the movement from a religious to a secular thinking about truth in the speech of the sophists and orators. His study culminates with an original interpretation of Parmenides' poem on Being.
Hardcover$36.95 S ISBN: 9780942299854 232 pp. | 9 in x 6 in
Paperback$19.95 T ISBN: 9780942299861 232 pp. | 9 in x 6 in
Richly suggestive and written with verve and wit...
A penetrating study of the meaning of 'truth' in archaic Greece.
Marcel Detienne undertakes a new and daring intellectual project with both rigor and erudition.... A fascinating study which is essential reading for sociologists of religion and historians of philosophy alike.