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foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780942299861
ISBN-10: 0942299868
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Zone Books
Publisher: Zone Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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