Artists and Intellectuals and the Requests of Power

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Ivo De Gennaro, Hans Christian Günther
BRILL, 2009 - Philosophy - 204 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction HC Günther
3
2 Josef Liegle 18931945 A Kerkhecker
17
PART ONE THINKERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
25
PART TWO EAST ASIA
63
PART THREE TWO MUSICIANS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
109
PART FOUR POETRY AND POLITICS IN THE AUGUSTAN PERIOD AND IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
133
Notes on Contributors
199
Index
203
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H.-C. Guumlet;nther is Professor of Classics at the university of Freiburg. He is published on Ancient Philosophy, Greek and Latin Poetry, Byzantine and Modern Green Studies. He is also the author of numerous verse translations from Latin, Italian, Modern Greek and Georgian. Ivo De Gennaro is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He has published Logos - Heidegger liest Heraklit (Berlin, 2001) and (with G. Zaccaria) Dasein: Da-sein. Tradurre la parola del pensiero (Milano, 2007).

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