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THE DISCOVERY OF THE MIND
The Greek Origins of European
Thought
By BRUNO SNELL
Rector of the University of Hamburgh
Translated by T. G. ROSENMEYER
Assistant Professor of Classics, Smith College
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
1953
-iPrinted in the United States of America
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Translator's Note
Introduction
1 Homer's View of Man
2 The Olympian Gods
3 The Rise of the Individual in the Early Greek Lyric
4 Pindar's Hymn to Zeus
5 Myth and Reality in Greek Tragedy
6 Aristophanes and Aesthetic Criticism
7 Human Knowledge and Divine Knowledge Among the
Early Greeks
8 The Call to Virtue: A Brief Chapter from Greek Ethics
9 From Myth to Logic: The Role of the Comparison
10 The Origin of Scientific Thought
11 The Discovery of Humanitas, and Our Attitude Toward
the Greeks
12 Art and Play in Callimachus
13 Arcadia: The Discovery of a Spiritual Landscape
Notes
Index

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