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Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity ed. by Anthony K. Jensen and Helmut Heit, and: Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art by Mark Anderson (review)

Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity ed. by Anthony K. Jensen and Helmut Heit, and: Plato and... 136 | JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES the richness of the topic and the need for further research in the field, which this volume is sure to motivate. Anthony K. Jensen and Helmut Heit, eds., Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. xxii + 292 pp. isbn: 978-1-4725-1152-2. Cloth/ paper, $39.95. Mark Anderson, Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. x + 225 pp. isbn: 978-1-4725-2204-7. Cloth/ paper, $29.95. Reviewed by Christopher Janaway, University of Southampton The editors of Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity claim with some jus- tification that few philosophers, and even fewer classicists, have “taken the time to understand [Nietzsche] on his own terms as a scholar of antiquity” (xviii). “Our primary aim,” Jensen and Heit say, “is to show not how Nietzsche’s earlier works on antiquity help us to understand Nietzsche, but how they may improve our understanding of antiquity.” I shall suggest that not every contribution to the collection succeeds in that primary aim. Two chapters are reprints of older pieces: Jonathan Barnes’s “Nietzsche and Diogenes Laertius” (1986) and Glenn W. Most and Thomas Fries’s “Die Quellen von Nietzsches Rhetorik-Vorlesung” (1994), translated in short- ened form as “e S Th http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity ed. by Anthony K. Jensen and Helmut Heit, and: Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art by Mark Anderson (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 49 (1) – Mar 13, 2018

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136 | JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES the richness of the topic and the need for further research in the field, which this volume is sure to motivate. Anthony K. Jensen and Helmut Heit, eds., Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. xxii + 292 pp. isbn: 978-1-4725-1152-2. Cloth/ paper, $39.95. Mark Anderson, Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. x + 225 pp. isbn: 978-1-4725-2204-7. Cloth/ paper, $29.95. Reviewed by Christopher Janaway, University of Southampton The editors of Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity claim with some jus- tification that few philosophers, and even fewer classicists, have “taken the time to understand [Nietzsche] on his own terms as a scholar of antiquity” (xviii). “Our primary aim,” Jensen and Heit say, “is to show not how Nietzsche’s earlier works on antiquity help us to understand Nietzsche, but how they may improve our understanding of antiquity.” I shall suggest that not every contribution to the collection succeeds in that primary aim. Two chapters are reprints of older pieces: Jonathan Barnes’s “Nietzsche and Diogenes Laertius” (1986) and Glenn W. Most and Thomas Fries’s “Die Quellen von Nietzsches Rhetorik-Vorlesung” (1994), translated in short- ened form as “e S Th

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