A comprehensive reference work.
The immense adventure that is Greek knowledge today remains the essential source which our civilisation constantly comes back to. The ambition of this book, developed by the most eminent specialists of Antiquity and translated into several languages since its initial appearance, is to take stock of what the Greeks knew, what they thought they knew, what they invented, to analyse how they viewed their own civilisation and their own intellectual endeavours. It is therefore less of a question of their history than it is of their historians, of their poetry than their poetics, of their music than their harmony as the originality of the Greeks lies not in their having known so many things but in the fact they required themselves to know what they knew, said, did and wanted... Reviewed and expanded, this new edition includes: • Several dozens of contributions, produced by an international team of researchers• Unseen articles on Hellenistic mathematics, the Greek commentators of Plato and Aristotle, the reading of Greek texts by the Arabs or even the privileged relationship between Greece and Rome...• Updated bibliographies• Two indexes: one index of names and another of notions
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