This book is a complete translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given in the fifth edition of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.
No English version of these remains has been hitherto available, and, as a knowledge of them is necessary for any proper appreciation of the mature development of Greek philosophy, this book supplies a conspicuous need.
A most useful work for both students of Greek philosophy who can read Greek and for those without such knowledge… Miss Freeman discusses the successive thinkers and schools of thought with great thoroughness.
Freeman’s work is excellent… The book will, of course, be valuable for all students of Greek philosophy.
An important contribution… Miss Freeman’s translation provides the long-desired text that measures up to the requirements of accuracy of detail and sensitiveness of interpretation set by contemporary scholarship.