Introduction to Presocratics presents a succinct introduction toGreek thinkers of the 6th and 5th century BCE and a thematicexploration of the topics and enquiries opened by these firstphilosophers and scientists of the Western tradition.
* Offers a concise, thematically organized introduction to thePresocratics
* Includes a previously unpublished translation of the mainfragments of the Presocratics by Classics scholar RosemaryWright
* Covers key figures including Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenesof Miletus, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zenoof Elea, Empedocles, Anaxagoras and Democritus
* Supplemented with helpful features including a timeline, map ofthe ancient world, glossary of terms, and index of propernames