Psychological and Ethical Ideas: What Early Greeks Say

Psychological and Ethical Ideas: What Early Greeks Say

by Sullivan


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Psychological and Ethical Ideas: What Early Greeks Say by Sullivan

Psychological and Ethical Ideas studies what Greek poets and philosophers of the Archaic Age of Greece say about certain psychological and ethical ideas. These ideas include “psychological activity”, “soul”, “excellence”, and “justice”. These ideas were chosen to show how early Greek individuals think, act, and relate to other people and to their universe.
The book first discusses the nature of the literature of the Archaic Age. It then treats in detail what early Greeks say about the four ideas, presenting numerous quotations (all in translation). The book concludes with an overview of the ideas discussed.
The book introduces the reader to important ideas of the Archaic Age, showing what both poets and philosophers thought. These ideas are central to this period and were to have an important role in the literature and philosophy of later Greek authors, especially in the drama of the fifth century and the philosophy of the fourth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004101852
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/1995
Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements Series , #144
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Shirley Darcus Sullivan (Ph.D., Classics, University of Toronto, 1973) is a Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia. Her published articles focus upon Homer, the Greek lyric and elegiac poets, and the Presocratic philosophers.

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