The Emergence of Reflexivity in Greek Language and Thought: From Homer to Plato and Beyond

Brill (2012)
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This thesis investigates reflexivity in ancient Greek literature and philosophy from Homer to Plato. It contends that ancient Greek culture developed a notion of personhood that was characteristically reflexive, and that this was linked to a linguistic development of specialized reflexive pronouns, which are the words for 'self'

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