The Derveni Papyrus
Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation
By (author) Gabor Betegh
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Derveni Papyrus by Gabor Betegh
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive study of the Derveni Papyrus. The papyrus, found in 1962 near Thessaloniki, is not only one of the oldest surviving Greek papyri but is also considered by scholars as a document of primary importance for a better understanding of the religious and philosophical developments in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Gabor Betegh aims to reconstruct and systematically analyse the different strata of the text and their interrelation by exploring the archaeological context; the interpretation of rituals in the first columns of the text; the Orphic poem commented on by the author of the papyrus; and the cosmological and theological doctrines which emerge from the Derveni author's exegesis of the poem. Betegh discusses the place of the text in the context of late Presocratic philosophy and offers an important preliminary edition of the text of the papyrus with critical apparatus and English translation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521801089
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A comprehensive and systematic reconstruction and analysis of the Derveni Papyrus, found in 1962.
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Author Biography - Gabor Betegh
Gabor Betegh is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest.
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