Edition: 1995
Pages: 132
Series: BUL
ISBN: 9788842047605


Luciano Canfora


Hellenism: political and cultural expansion of the Greek classical world or grandiose design for the union of East and West? Prototype of modern colonialism or foundation of a new civilisation? The concept of Hellenism has been the subject of a heated debate, and frequent misinterpretation, from the early Nineteenth century. Retracing its history also means answering some of the difficult issues which have arisen.

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Luciano Canfora

Luciano Canfora, historian of the ancient world and Italian philologist, is one of Italy’s foremost living intellectuals. Professor emeritus of Greek and Latin philology at the University of Bari, he is a member of the “Institute for the classical tradition” in Boston, of the “Fondazione Istituto Gramsci” in Rome, and directs the journal Quaderni di storia. His numerous studies, translated worldwide, are characterised by a multidisciplinary approach and a broad field of research.

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