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Herodotean Inquiries [Paperback]

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2009
Publisher   St. Augustines Press
ISBN  1587313626  
EAN  9781587313622  


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Herodotus' Inquiries should be regarded as our best and most complete document for pre-Socratic philosophy. Without being a work of philosophy, its plan and intention cannot be understood apart from philosophy. Here an attempt is made to uncover Herodotus' plan and intention and to link them with their philosophic roots. This attempt requires that Herodotus' way of telling a story be examined, for Herodotus primarily reveals himself in the stories themselves and not in the moral he sometimes draws from them. Once one sees the importance Herodotus himself places in his own Inquiries, his account of Egypt, which has long been a stumbling block on any interpretation, can be appreciated; and Egypt in turn supplies the basis for understanding Book II on Persia and IV on Scythia and Libya. These three books prove to be the core of the Inquiries, for they establish the necessary conditions for both Greekness and the understanding of Greekness, and hence for the following five books on the Persian Wars.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! The Late Seth Benardete was an outstanding teacher and scholar in classical literature and philosophy, who taught at New York University. He is the author of numerous works from both the University of Chicago Press and St. Augustine s Press. The titles from St. Augustine's Press are: author of "Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero," "Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone," "Herodotean Inquiries," and as co-translator with Michael Davis for "Aristotle On Poetics.
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Ronna Burger teaches philosophy at Tulane University; she is the author of "The Phaedo: A Platonic Labyrinth "from St. Augustine s Press and "Aristotle s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics" (University of Chicago Press).
Michael Davis teaches philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College; he authored Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education, "The Poetry of Philosophy: On Aristotle s Poetics "and, with Seth Benardete, translated "Aristotle On Poetics," both from St. Augustine s Press. Burger and Davis collaborated on editing Seth Benardete s "Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero "(St. Augustine s Press).
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