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Astragali Teatro incontra Luciano Canfora e “Il mondo di Atene”

Martedì 12 giugno, alle 19, presso il Teatro Paisiello a Lecce, Astragali Teatro ospiterà Luciano Canfora, uno dei maggiori studiosi contemporanei, che presenterà il libro “Il mondo di Atene”, edito da Laterza nella collana “I Robinson”.

Dialogherà con l’autore Fabio Tolledi, regista e direttore artistico di Astragali Teatro.

Canfora insegna Filologia classica all’Università di Bari ed è direttore dei Quaderni di storia. Autore di numerose pubblicazioni, tra cui si annoverano “Libro e Libertà”, “L’occhio di Zeus. Disavventure della democrazia”, “Giulio Cesare. Il dittatore democratico”, ha avuto da sempre un occhio attento alle vicissitudini storico-politiche – nonché filosofiche – dell’Occidente.

“Il mondo di Atene” si rivela un libro composito e intrigante, che attrae il lettore. Un’opera di eccezionale densità, capace di suscitare forti emozioni e che “riporta la città alla sua storia, incrinando la sua immagine idealizzata e restituendocela così come emerge dalla ricchezza delle fonti contemporanee.
Luciano Canfora smonta la macchina retorica su Atene, dimostrando che i critici più radicali del sistema furono proprio gli intellettuali ateniesi. Eventi
centrali dell’intera narrazione sono la parabola dell’impero marittimo ateniese sconfitto da Sparta, la lacerazione che esso determinò nel mondo greco fino a
coinvolgere il regno di Persia, la rinascita dell’impero nella medesima area geo-politica, la sua crisi e l’esito inedito, rappresentato dal trionfo
dell’ideale monarchico realizzato dall’egemonia macedone”.

Un’occasione da non perdere, quella di sentire la viva voce di Canfora, non solo per chi è interessato allo studio di sistemi politici o alla storia della democrazia occidentale, ma anche per chi è alla ricerca di un arricchimento civico.

Gianluca Conte

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