By Marcel Detienne

foreword through Pierre Vidal-Naquet The acclaimed French classicist Marcel Detienne's first publication lines the odyssey of "truth," aletheia, from mytho-religious suggestion to philosophical idea in archaic Greece. Detienne starts off via studying how fact in Greek literature first emerges as an enigma. He then appears on the flow from a non secular to an earthly brooding about fact within the speech of the sophists and orators. His research culminates with an unique interpretation of Parmenides' poem on Being.

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