Nietzsche and Antiquity: His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

By Paul Bishop

This quantity collects a wide-ranging set of essays studying Friedrich Nietzsche's engagement with antiquity in all its points. It investigates Nietzsche's response and reaction to the concept that of "classicism," with specific connection with his paintings on Greek tradition as a philologist in Basel and later as a thinker of modernity, and to his reception of German classicism in all his texts. The booklet will be of curiosity to scholars of old historical past and classics, philosophy, comparative literature, and Germanistik. Taken jointly, those papers recommend that classicism is either a extra major, and a extra contested, inspiration for Nietzsche than is usually discovered, and it demonstrates the necessity for a go back to a detailed awareness to the intellectual-historical context by way of which Nietzsche observed himself working. An expertise of the wealthy number of educational backgrounds, methodologies, and methods of analyzing evinced in those chapters may be the single approach for the modern student to come back to grips with what classicism intended for Nietzsche, and for this reason what Nietzsche ability for us at the present time. The publication is split into 5 sections -- The Classical Greeks; Pre-Socratics and Pythagoreans, Cynics and Stoics; Nietzsche and the Platonic culture; Contestations; and German Classicism -- and constitutes the 1st significant research of Nietzsche and the classical culture in 1 / 4 of a century. participants: Jessica N. Berry, Benjamin Biebuyck, Danny Praet and Isabelle Vanden Poel, Paul Bishop, R. Bracht Branham, Thomas Brobjer, David Campbell, Alan Cardew, Roy Elveton, Christian Emden, Simon Gillham, John Hamilton, Mark Hammond, Albert Henrichs, Dirk t.D. Held, David F. Horkott, Dylan Jaggard, Fiona Jenkins, Anthony okay. Jensen, Laurence Lampert, Nicholas Martin, Thomas A. Meyer, Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek, John S. Moore, Neville Morley, David N. McNeill, James I. Porter, Martin A. Ruehl, Herman Siemens, Barry Stocker, Friedrich Ulfers and Mark Daniel Cohen, and Peter Yates. Paul Bishop is William Jacks Chair of recent Languages on the collage of Glasgow.

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Four Friedrich Nietzsche, “Homer und die klassische Philologie” (1869) (KGW 2. 1, 247-69 [257]). five Giambattista Vico, the hot technological know-how of Giambattista Vico: Translated from the 3rd version, 1744, ed. and trans. Thomas Goddard Bergin and Max Harold Fisch (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1948), §873 (289). 6 “But this doesn't make Homer any the fewer the daddy and prince of all elegant poets” (Vico, §823 [281]). equally, Vico writes that “though [the Trojan struggle] marks a recognized epoch in historical past it by no means on the earth happened” (§873 [289]). 7 See Hitchcock as quoted in François Truffaut, Hitchcock (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967), 98-100. eight Thomas de Quincey, The Works of Thomas de Quincey, vols 8-14, ed. Grevel Lindop (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2001), vol. thirteen, 18. nine Sigmund Freud, “A Disturbance of reminiscence at the Acropolis” [1936], in average version of the total Works of Sigmund Freud, 24 vols (London: Hogarth Press, 1953-1974), vol. 22, 239-48. 10 J. P. Mahaffy, Rambles and reviews in Greece, second ed. (London: Macmillan, 1900), 89. eleven See Wilhelm von Humboldt, Werke in fünf Bänden, ed. Andreas Flitner and Klaus Giel (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1960-1981), vol. 2, 22; evaluate with Jebb’s comment: “The Homeric Greek shows all of the crucial features and aptitudes which distinguish his descendant within the ancient age” (Richard Claverhouse Jebb, Homer: An creation to the Iliad and the Odyssey [1887], sixth ed. (Boston: Ginn, 1902), 38). 12 See James I. Porter, Nietzsche and the Philology of the longer term (Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2000), bankruptcy five (225-88). NIETZSCHE, HOMER, AND THE CLASSICAL culture ♦ 25 thirteen For extra dialogue, see James I. Porter, Nietzsche and the Philology of the longer term; and the discovery of Dionysus: An Essay at the delivery of Tragedy (Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2000). 14 Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, Zukunftsphilologie! Eine Erwidrung auf Friedrich Nietzsches “Geburt der Tragödie” (Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger, 1872); reprinted in Karlfried Gründer (ed. ), Der Streit um Nietzsches “Geburt der Tragödie” (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1989, 27-55; translated via Gertrude Postl with notes via Babette E. Babich, “Future Philology,” New Nietzsche reports four (2000), 1-32. 15 J. P. Mahaffy, “The web site and Antiquity of the Hellenic Ilion,” magazine of Hellenic stories three (1882): 69-80 (78); cf. Richard Claverhouse Jebb, “Homeric and Hellenic Ilium,” magazine of Hellenic stories 2 (1881), 7-43 (34). sixteen See the advent to Friedrich August Wolf, Prolegomena to Homer: 1795, trans. Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. such a lot, and James E. G. Zetzel (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1985). For additional dialogue, see Anthony Grafton, “Prolegomena to Friedrich August Wolf,” magazine of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes forty four (1981): 101-29. 17 F. A. Wolf, Prolegomena, 209. See Andrew Lang, “Homer and up to date Critics,” Fortnightly overview 17 (January June 1875): 575-90, the place he addresses the historicizing and analytical streams of Homeric feedback (and singles out F.

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