An exciting and fundamental subject . . . illuminated by imaginative insight. . . . A book which it would be difficult to overpraise. -- Oxford Magazine
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I am trying to get a robust idea of Greek natural science. Dodds' book has little to say directly about this, but it told me new things about philosophers who I only knew as... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jordan Bell
I read this while lying on a beach in Ikaria. I enjoy mixing a bit of classic studies with lighter reading while on vacation, and in this case, I read this together with Donna... Read morePublished 13 months ago by LitCrit101
An essential book for studying ancient Greek thought and writings. First published in 1951, it is the standard text on the subject by a very astute and knowledgable scholar.Published 16 months ago by Joann Karges
Most people don't bother to look at the mechanics of sin based societies vs shame based societies. The Greeks, according to Dodds were a shame based culture. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by John M. Beasley
A revelation, a bullet to the brain, an intellectual earthquake, I cannot get enough of Dodds, he's simply one of the greatest writers and thinkers in the history of the world.Published on September 16, 2012 by Reilly Capps
This is not a review of the excellent book itself; refer to other reviews, many of which give the book 5 stars, and so do I. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by kkm
The item arrived quickly and in great shape. Although it was a used book, it looked new.Published on September 17, 2010 by dlodge
E.R. Dodds' "The Greeks and the Irrational" is based a series of lectures the author gave at Berkeley in 1949 and by his admission "reproduced here substantially as they were... Read morePublished on October 24, 2005 by Valjean
Surprised to see this old classic still in print, one can certainly recommend it, though with a list of debating points. Read morePublished on February 29, 2004 by John C. Landon