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Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate Collection

Our list of some of the best Greek Philosophy books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers (2011)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionAncient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers presents a comprehensive introduction to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that developed in ancient Greece from 585 BC to 529 AD.
Author(s): Thomas A. Blackson

Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics) (2002)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence—great though that was—than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach.
Author(s): Various, Jonathan Barnes

Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle (2016)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionSoon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy." More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy still stands as the leading anthology of its kind.
Author(s): S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, et al.

Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle, 4th Edition by (2011-05-01) (1800)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionPaperback Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; 4th edition (2011-05-01) (1800) ASIN: B017V8CT8E Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,601,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Author(s): Unknown

Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (1996)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor Nietzsche the Age of Greek Tragedy was indeed a tragic age.
Author(s): Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Marianne Cowan

Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (2015)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists.   The Second Edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan.
Author(s): Patrick Lee Miller, C. D. C. Reeve, et al.

Wisdom from Ancient Greek Philosophy: Uncovering Stoicism and a Daily Stoic Journal: A Collection of Stoicism and Greek Philosophy (Stoicism and Daily Stoic) (2018)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionWisdom from Ancient Greek Philosophy This collection will teach  you everything you need to know about Greek Philosphy from immortal thinkers and be able to apply it to your daily life. This book is written by an expert on Greek philiosphy (George Tanner) and is a collection of his Author(s): George Tanner

The History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New Edition) (2016)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate Collection“His booksupplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.”―A. C. Grayling Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages.
Author(s): Anthony Gottlieb

Meditations (Penguin Classics) (1995)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionBook by EMPEROR OF ROME MARCUS AURELIUS
Author(s): Marcus Aurelius, Maxwell Staniforth

A History of Western Philosophy (1967)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionHailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages—from Plato and Aristotle…
Author(s): Bertrand Russell

The Hermetica: The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs (2008)

 Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate CollectionHere is an essential digest of the Greco-Egyptian writings attributed to the legendary sage-god Hermes Trismegistus (Greek for thrice-greatest Hermes), a combination of the Egyptian Thoth and the Greek Hermes. The figure of Hermes was venerated as a great and mythical teacher in the ancient world and was rediscovered by the finest minds of the Renaissance.
Author(s): Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

Best Greek Philosophy Books: The Ultimate Collection

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From the Greeks to the Arabs and Beyond Volume 3: From God’s Wisdom to Science. A. Islamic Theology and Sufism B. History of Science

Author(s): Hans Daiber; Helga Daiber
ID: 3047305, Publisher: Brill, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

The Moon in the Greek and Roman Imagination: Myth, Literature, Science and Philosophy

Author(s): Karen ní Mheallaigh
ID: 2812138, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Did God Care? Providence, Dualism, and Will in Later Greek and Early Christian Philosophy

Author(s): Dylan M. Burns
ID: 2974228, Publisher: Brill, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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