By Dee L. Clayman

Early Skepticism and its founder, Pyrrho of Elis, have been brought to the realm by way of the poet and thinker Timon of Phlius. this can be the 1st book-length learn of Timon’s paintings in English, and contains a new reconstruction of his so much influential poem Silloi . all the extant fragments are translated and mentioned as literature instead of as resource fabric for the background of philosophy. The publication concludes with a definition of “skeptical aesthetics” that demonstrates the significance of Timon and early Skepticism to the main influential Hellenistic poets: Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes.

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