12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2005
I am a student of philosophy and I have had many difficulties in understanding the Greek philosophical terms and concepts. This book with its countless citations enabled me to understand all these terms like logos, phronesis, doxa, episteme, nous, eudaimonia etc. Due to its essential reference to the most of the Presocratics I could finally grasp the metaphysical and epistemological concepts of Plato and Aristotle. The author does not only show the way to discover the Greek wisdom through the innumerable fragments, but he also helps the student to do a further research into the enormous work of Plato and Aristotle, since he quotes the references of their work related to certain topics.
Really amazing and helpful work!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2006
Although a philosophical work, I found the book immensely stimulating and made me want to read more and more. Its gradual development of the concepts, its clear and essential interpretation of the Greek philosophers’ sayings, along with its references to their works helps the reader to achieve a great deal of understanding. To sum up, the references to the Greek philosophical terms, which are very well interpreted, make the book an illuminating and useful guide for any student of philosophy.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 April 2012
The author may be a fine teacher in his own language, but his command of English, very good indeed for most purposes, needs to be better when his subject is already so difficult. Just read the Introduction to the book, and you will see what I mean. A close review by a native English speaker would work wonders.