The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation by Gábor BeteghThe Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation by Gábor Betegh

The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation

byGábor Betegh

Paperback | November 19, 2007

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Gábor 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.
Gábor Betegh is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest.
Title:The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and InterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:November 19, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521047390

ISBN - 13:9780521047395


Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Text and translation; 1. The find; 2. The first columns; 3. The reconstruction of the poem; 4. The interpretation of the poem; 5. The cosmic god; 6. Cosmology; 7. Anaxagoras; 8. Diogenes of Apollonia and Archelaus of Athens; 9. Physics and eschatology: Heraclitus and the gold plates; 10. Understanding Orpheus, understanding the world; Appendix: Diagoras and the Derveni author; Bibliography; Index verborum; Index of passages; Index of modern names; Index of subjects.

Editorial Reviews

"The author, his editor, Cambridge University Press, and all involved in the production of this book are to be commended."
-Thomas M. Banchich, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, The Classical Review