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    DescriptionHow far has the Western intellect come since Homer and the earliest Greek philosophers? Nearly three millennia have passed and in our own eyes we have made enormous progress since those times, especially in the last five centuries. But this, of course, depends on our peculiar way of reading Homer and the first philosophers.We take it for granted that their knowledge of natural science was rudimentary, that it hardly qualified as science.But this book argues that Homer and Parmenides were accomplished astronomers, geographers, physiologists and psychologists. The book bases its argument on the detail of their works and on the testimony of ancient commentators. In the modern context this is a quite new way of reading Homer and Parmenides, but it is also a very old one. Over the last millennium the West has moved from a religion without a natural science to a natural science without a religion.The culture in our era which best united the sciences of nature with the spirit was the ancient Greek.This book considers two of its institutions, the Homeric Odyssey and the Delphic Oracle.

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    Science and Religion in Archaic Greece
    Homer on Immortality and Parmenides at Delphi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Sworder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 306
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781597310871
    ISBN 10: 1597310875

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA, HRAX, HD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, PHI002000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 292.1650938
    LC subject heading:
    Sophia Perennis et Universalis
    Imprint name
    Sophia Perennis et Universalis
    Publication date
    16 September 2009