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.
Luciano Canfora is professor emeritus at the University of Bari. He directs the "Quaderni di Storia" and collaborates with the "Corriere della Sera." His books with Laterza have been widely translated all around the world.Scopri l'autore