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It has become clear to me over the years that students are not interested in spending all their time class taking notes. They would much rather listen and think about the material as it is presented. Moreover, many of them would like to be part of a discussion. In either case, there must be explanations available for them to consult outside of class.
The standard anthologies do not provide enough explanation. The standard scholarly works provide the wrong kind of explanation. They are narrowly focused on a period within the history or on a specific text. And beginning students generally find such detailed analysis and argument difficult if not impossible to comprehend because so much of it presupposes a general understanding of the historical figures and lines of thought that define the ancient philosophical tradition.
To help solve this problem, I wrote Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers. The website supplements the book and is organized along the lines of the chapters in the book.
Typos are difficult to find. Here are the ones I know. Please report others, and I will add them to the list.
5: 'In spite the" should be 'In spite of the'
22: 'verymany' should be 'very many'
27: 'DK 78 B 11' should be 'DK 68 B 11'
55, note u: 'has in him in' should be 'has in mind in'
60: 'fail do it' should be 'fail to do it'
64: 'as at least as' should be 'at least as'