A much discussed question in classical studies is the comparison between the situation of poets in Augustan Rome and that of artists and intellectuals in the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. As instructive as this question proves to be for an understanding of the relation between the freedom of art and thinking on the one hand and power on the other, it also reveals the insufficiency of our present grasp of this crucial articulation of our humanity. This volume offers a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to the problem, complementing the historical perspective with a regard on Eastern traditions. It thus explores tentative paths for future research on an issue of critical importance for the shaping of the global world.
Artists and Intellectuals and the Requests of Power
Edited by Giusy Maria Ausilia Margagliotta and Andrea Aldo Robiglio
The volume explores the relationship of artists and intellectuals from ancient Greece to modern times.
Edited by Ivo De Gennaro
This book presents classical philosophical sources on value as well as readings that show how this concept shapes central issues and domains of economics, culture and knowledge, thus shedding a light on a key concept of the globalized work.
by Robert Bees
Zeno’s Republic, a design of the ideal state consisting of gods and wise citizens, is subjected to a new reading as the vision of a society where life is lived according to natural law. Attached are the fragments with German translations. Zenons Politeia, der Entwurf eines idealen Staates aus ...
Edited by Hans-Christian Günther and Andrea Aldo Robiglio
The present volumes unites papers which explore the European image of god in an intercultural context. They range from classical antiquity to contemporary philosophy and science.
by Hans-Christian Günther
Starting from some central texts of Horace's late poetry this book tries to offer a general picture of Horace's poetry, his political poetry and his relationship with his patrons in particular. It is aimed not only at classicists, but also at students of literature and history.
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