1st Edition

In the Beginning Some Greek Views on the Origins of Life and the Early State of Man

By W.K.C. Guthrie Copyright 1957
    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    In the Beginning (1957) represents a series of lectures given by the author at Cornell University, examining the views of the Ancient Greeks on the central foundation myths of their civilisation. From stories of ‘mother earth’ to later philosophical and scientific approaches, their thoughts are analysed in this key reference work.

    1. Mother Earth: the Myths  2. Mother Earth: the Scientific Approach  3. Body and Soul: the Kinship of Nature  4. Cycles of Existence: the Golden Age  5. The Idea of Progress  6. What is Man? The Philosophical Implications


    W.K.C. Guthrie