Part of The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it were laid.
Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists
Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others
Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison
The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors