This book presents an introduction to the Characters, a collection of thirty amusing descriptions of character types who lived in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The author of the work, Theophrastus, was Aristotle's colleague, his immediate successor and head of his philosophical school for thirty-five years. Pertsinidis' lively, original and scholarly
monograph introduces Theophrastus as a Greek
philosopher. It also outlines the remarkable influence of the Characters as a literary work and...[Show more]
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