Analyzes works by Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and Aristotle to reveal how the ancient Greeks portrayed and understood what the author calls 'the fully human soul'. Beginning with Homer's "Iliad", this work lays out the tension within the soul of Achilles between immortality and life.
"The Soul of the Greeks offers fresh interpretations of age-old texts that are deep, insightful, and revelatory. Richly rewarding, lucid, and original, Davis's approach will add substantially to the existing scholarship." (Jill Frank, University of South Carolina)"
Michael Davis is professor of philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College.