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Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers
     

Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers

by Kathleen Freeman
 
Orpheus lived probably in Thrace, in pre-Homeric times. Aristotle believed that he never existed; but to other ancient writers he was a real person, though living in remote antiquity.

Nothing is known of any ancient Orphic writings. It was believed that Orpheus taught, but left no writings, and that the epic poetry attributed to him was written in the sixth

Overview

Orpheus lived probably in Thrace, in pre-Homeric times. Aristotle believed that he never existed; but to other ancient writers he was a real person, though living in remote antiquity.

Nothing is known of any ancient Orphic writings. It was believed that Orpheus taught, but left no writings, and that the epic poetry attributed to him was written in the sixth century by Onomacritus.

The Orphic literature current in the time of the Neo-Platonists (third century A.D.) is now thought to be a collection of writings of different periods and varying outlook, dating from the sixth century B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016459806
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
04/12/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
693,764
File size:
320 KB

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