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The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece: Credibility, Transparency, and Centralization

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foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet The acclaimed French classicist Marcel Detienne's first book traces the odyssey of "truth," aletheia, from mytho-religious concept to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. Detienne begins by examining how truth in Greek literature first emerges as an enigma. He then looks at the movement from a religious to a secular thinking about truth ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 12th 1999 by Zone Books (first published 1967)
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Detienne pursues an anthropology of the Greek notion of "truth" as it modulates from religious contexts into secular contexts. The hunt is fascinating insofar as it traces the major shifts in Greek perception of authority. Truth was the domain of the oracles and the prophets before it became the domain of philosophers and rhetoricians.

Particularly illuminating is Detienne's distinction between the purposeful ambiguity of the rhetoricians and the non-contradiction techniques of the philosophers
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