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The Origins of Greek Thought - Vernant, Jean-Pierre
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Jean-Pierre Vernant's concise, brilliant essay on the origins of Greek thought relates the cultural achievement of the ancient Greeks to their physical and social environment and shows that what they believed in was inseparable from the way they lived. The emergence of rational thought, Vernant claims, is closely linked to the advent of the open-air politics that characterized life in the Greek polis. Vernant points out that when the focus of Mycenaean society gave way to the agora, the change had profound social and ...

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The Origins of Greek Thought 1984, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801492938

Trade paperback

The Origins of Greek Thought 1982, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801410048

Hardcover