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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Commentary : Volume 2 Posidonius: Fragments: Series Number 14: Part 2 - Posidonius

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Commentary

Volume 2 Posidonius: Fragments: Series Number 14: Part 2

By: Posidonius, I.G. Kidd, Michael Reeve (Editor), James Diggle (Editor), Neil Hopkinson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th May 2004
ISBN: 9780521604437
Number Of Pages: 516

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Posidonius was one of the most important philosophers and intellectuals writing in the Greco-Roman world of the first half of the first century B.C. This book is a commentary on the surviving testimonia and fragments of his work collected in volume 1. Its purpose is to explicate and understand the evidence of these fragments, which must form the basis for any estimate of Posidonius' contribution to the learning of his time in the history of ideas. Since Posidonius was reported by at least sixty different writers, an attempt has been made to disentangle what Posidonius said, as distinct from the interpretations and distortions of his reporters. Posidonius wrote at length not only on philosophy, but also on the sciences, and a large History, and Professor Kidd has assessed Posidonius' work against the background of the philosophical, scientific and historical writings of his predecessors, contemporaries amd followers; for this many other related passages are cited and examined.

The play
The problem of date and companion plays
Features of the original production
Thebaid myth and Phoenissae
The Peisander scholion and Chrysippus
The problem of interpolation
The text
Appendix: The poetic topography of Thebes
Abbreviations and Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521604437
ISBN-10: 0521604435
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.66