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I found very quickly that books were either too shallow or too deep for me as an undergraduate student. I wanted to really dig into the fragments of Heraclitus myself -- not have someone spoon-feed me information. I got a lot of different accounts of Heraclitus from the different books I read. So I decided to start a research project on my own. I soon realized that the internet would make learning about the fragments of Heraclitus much easier than some of the different books I was using. At times, I had four different volumes open, with my Greek dictionary and my grammar reference tools in my lap and my computer connected on-line to The Perseus Project. I constantly moved back and forth between all these resources. It was very inefficient.
So I applied for money to build a web-site that would have all the fragments of Heraclitus with notes and commentary that would be helpful for students like me. I have spent the ensuing months thinking about the fragments, reading them in Greek and in English, and reading many secondary sources. I have combined all my efforts into this web-site. I have made the information contained in this site available in many different formats to benefit as many different users as I could imagine. Click the 'Using this Site' link on the home page to see how I would recommend using this site, or take the full 'Site Tour' to see what different options are available.
I hope you enjoy learning about Heraclitus as much as I have!
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