The Derveni Papyrus

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Author  Gábor Betegh
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   November 19, 2007
ISBN  0521047390
Pages  456

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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.

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