Ancient Greek Philosophers living from the 6th century BCE until the demise of Plato’s famed academy in 529 CE has a profound influence on Western though. What is amazing is how their influence was able to survive and influence societies even during a time of great religious and social transformations.
Understanding why such philosophies had great impact is not easy but there are a good number of books that help make sense of how the philosophers developed their ideas, competed with each other and for students, and created institutions that we still try to replicate, to some extent, today. The following lists the top ten books on the ancient Greek philosophers. As usual, there is no particular order but the books are recent and have helped scholars and others to understand this key time in history and its transformative effects.