Edition: 2006
Pages: 110
Series: IN
ISBN: 9788842080411

The Eye of Zeus. The misadventure of democracy

Luciano Canfora


Beck's refusal to publish Luciano Canfora's book Democracy. History of an ideology raises a crucial question about the utility of history and its rewriting based on the present.

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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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