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Smith, A. C. (2012) Ananke. In: Bagnall, R., Brodersen, K., Champion , C., Erskine , A. and Huebner, S. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. WIley, London. ISBN 9781405179355

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah17034


Ananke, Homeric “compulsion,” becomes an important philosophical term among the pre-Socratics. To Thales it is the natural necessity that powers all phenomena and compels divinities to epiphany (71 A12 DK).

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