Glorifying the Archaic

Early Greek Poetry and Philosophy

by Hermann Fränkel, translated by Moses Hadas and James Willis
With the publication in 1903 of Diehl’s collection of the pre-Socratics, an idea of the independent grandeur of the “archaic” period of Greek literature (ca. 650-450 BC), distinct both from the epic period of Homer and Hesiod and from the classical age, came into its own. The archaic age of …