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By Marcel Detienne

foreword through Pierre Vidal-Naquet The acclaimed French classicist Marcel Detienne's first ebook strains the odyssey of "truth," aletheia, from mytho-religious idea to philosophical concept in archaic Greece. Detienne starts via studying how fact in Greek literature first emerges as an enigma. He then appears to be like on the circulation from a non secular to an earthly puzzling over fact within the speech of the sophists and orators. His examine culminates with an unique interpretation of Parmenides' poem on Being.

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