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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