What tends to be the opinion on Heidegger's analysis of Greek philosophy? What do experts in the (classical) history of philosophy make of his statements about ancient Greek philosophy?

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    "For the professional classicist, there is almost nothing at all of interest in Heidegger’s work on Greek philosophy and poetry... What is interesting about Heidegger’s Greeks is not that they are Greeks, but that they are Germans and that they are Heidegger’s", Most, Heidegger's Greeks.
    – Conifold
    Commented Jun 17, 2019 at 17:19
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    thanks @Conifold relevant ending is "What distinguishes Heidegger... is the passionate intensity of his absorption in the ancient Greek texts and his ability to communicate this intensity to many readers, especially to those with little or no knowledge of ancient Greek themselves....The Greeks will probably survive Heidegger, as they have so much else. And if they do, that will be partly his merit." [i.e. no harm done really?]
    – user38026
    Commented Jun 17, 2019 at 18:17
  • I like Heidegger's view on the loss of Unity from Western thought, which he blames on the Greeks. Just this single point seems important, but generally I couldn't comment on his analysis. We're so dependent on Diogenes Laertius that nobody can quite be confident in their opinions of the Greeks or to what extent Heidegger is right or wrong about them. . .
    – user20253
    Commented Jun 18, 2019 at 11:43
  • I wish that Heidegger had been clearer in contrasting Platonism with Presocratic thought. He talks a bit about the presocratics in his early work but seems somewhat timid in doing this and continually invokes Nietzeche rather than dealing with the classical texts directly.
    – Collega
    Commented Feb 7, 2021 at 13:17


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