IN THE REVIEW

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 …