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Theology

Thomas A. Szlezák

Was Europa den Griechen verdankt

Von den Grundlagen unserer Kultur in der griechischen Antike

[What Europe owes to the Greeks. Fundamentals of Our Culture in Greek Antiquity.]

2010. X, 290 pages.
24,90 €
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ISBN 978-3-8252-3394-5
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Published in German.
Thomas A. Szlezák provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Greek culture and its significance for present-day Europe.
Thomas A. Szlezák provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Greek culture and its significance for present-day Europe. It is the specifically European concept of freedom in its two main aspects as political and personal freedom which is essential for the way we see ourselves. Both of these aspects can be traced back to the Greeks, who endeavored to achieve political freedom as a direct democracy and personal freedom as the all-round development of the individual. The Greek roots of our concepts of literature, science and philosophy as well as critical historiography and political analysis are just as obvious. With its willingness to open up to other cultures and to enable intercultural understanding, the European culture has proven to be the heir to the Greek concept of the common nature of all human beings.
Authors/Editors

Thomas A. Szlezák Geboren 1940; Studium der Geschichte, Latinistik, Gräzistik und der Philosophie; 1969 Promotion; 1976 Habilitation; 1976–83 Privatdozent an der Universität Zürich; 1983–90 Ordinarius für Klassische Philologie an der Universität Würzburg; 1990–2006 Ordinarius für Griechische Literatur an der Universität Tübingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Schule — 2011, Nr. 234, S. 21 (Alexander Loretto)
In: Berliner Zeitung — 3. November 2010, S. 25 / 10. Januar 2011, S. 27 (Dirk Pilz)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 13. Dezember 2010, S. 28 (Jürgen Paul Schwindt)
In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung — 7. Dezember 2010, S. 51 (upj)
In: Deutschlandradio — http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/sendungen/lesart/1420821/ (27.03.2011, 12.30 h) (Eberhard Straub)
In: Fachbuchjournal — 2001, Heft 6, S. 73–74 (Winfried Henke)
In: Teoloski pogledi / Theological Views — 45 (2012), S. 418–420 (Zoran Andric)
In: Oberhessische Presse — 7. Januar 2011, S. 33 (Anna Ntemiris)
In: Antike Welt — 2011, Heft 1, S. 89 (GJ)
In: Ekz-Informationsdienst — ID bzw. IN 2011/02 (Olaf Kaptein)
In: Arctos – Acta Philologica Fennica — 47 (2013), S. 302–305 (Silvio Bär)
In: Revue Hellenique des Droits de l'homme — 2014, 1007