The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

2015.02.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Warren and Frisbee Sheffield (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy, Routledge, 693pp., $225.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.02.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Warren and Frisbee Sheffield (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy, Routledge, 693pp., $225.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415991261. Reviewed by Kristen Inglis, University of Pittsburgh I will begin by saying that I found this book quite literally hard to read. The book is printed with the sort of small font and close typesetting usually reserved for encyclopedias. No doubt this unfortunate typesetting was necessitated by the extremely wide coverage of the book. The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (RCAP) aims to cover the philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman world from the end of the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD; to my knowledge, it is the most comprehensive overview of Greek and Roman philosophy to date. Given its ambitious aim of covering philosophical developments spanning more than 1200 years, a more humane typesetting choice would have pushed the RCAP beyond its. . .

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