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Derveni Papyrus Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation

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ISBN-10: 0521047390

ISBN-13: 9780521047395

Edition: 2007

Authors: G�bor Betegh

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Gbor Betegh presents the first systematic reconstruction and examination of the Derveni papyrus and analyzes its role in the intellectual milieu of its age. Found in 1962 near Thessaloniki among the remains of a funeral pyre, it is one of the earliest surviving Greek papyri and is a document of primary importance for understanding religious and philosophical developments of the time of Socrates. The book will appeal strongly to classicists, philosophers and historians of religion.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

G�bor Betegh is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest.

List of abbreviations
Text and translation
The find
The first columns
The reconstruction of the poem
The interpretation of the poem
The cosmic god
Diogenes of Apollonia and Archelaus of Athens
Physics and eschatology: Heraclitus and the gold plates
Understanding Orpheus, understanding the world
Appendix: Diagoras and the Derveni author
Index verborum
Index of passages
Index of modern names
Index of subjects