The Ancient Concept of Progress and Other Essays on Greek Literature and Belief

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Oxford University Press, 1973 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 218 pages
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These essays represent the full range of Dodds' literary and philosophical interests, and his ability to combine profound scholarship with the lucid humanity of a teacher convinced of the value of Greek studies to the modern world.
 

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Contents

The Prometheus Vinclus and the Progress of Scholarship
26
in Morals and Politics in the Oresteia
45
On Misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex
64
The Sophistic Movement and the Failure of Greek
92
vn Plato and the Irrational
106
Tradition and Personal Achievement in the Philosophy
126
The Religion of the Ordinary Man in Classical Greece
140
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E. R. Dodds is at University of Oxford.

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