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Author QuotedBruno Snell
Title QuotedDiscovery of the mind: in Greek philosophy and literature
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/03/03
Imprint[S.l.] : Courier Corporation. 1960
QuotationWalked in the snow after dinner and read a little about St. Bede. There are so many things to read! Snell on the Discovery of the Mind (in Ancient Greece) is enthralling but yet unsatisfactory. Too simplified. We have oversimplified Classical Greece. Only Cornford satisfies me as having approached its true complexity.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 377
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