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By Patricia Curd

Development at the virtues that made the 1st variation of A Presocratics Reader the main wide-spread sourcebook for the learn of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second one variation deals much more worth and a much wider number of fragments from those philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, feedback for additional examining, and extra, the second one version attracts at the wealth of latest scholarship released on those attention-grabbing thinkers over the last decade or extra, a remarkably wealthy interval in Presocratic studies.

At the amount s middle, as ever, are the fragments themselves yet now in completely revised and, at times, new translations by means of Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, between them these of the lately released Derveni Papyrus.

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Introduction, Notes, and For Further Reading Copyright @ 2003 by Nicolas Dames. Š Note on William Makepeace Thackeray, The World of William Makepeace Thackeray and Vanity Fair, An Inspiration for Vanity Fair, and Comments & Questions Copyright @ 2003 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. Š All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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