Para os antigos, Homero era “o começo, o meio e o fim.” Uma visão do mundo e até mesmo uma filosofiaestão implicitamente contidas em seus poemas. Heráclito resumiu seu alicerce cósmico com uma frase bem colocada: Read more …
Δεν ξεχνώ ούτε μια στιγμή τους αγώνες της εποχής μας. Δεν ξεχνώ ούτε μια στιγμή τις μάχες του παρελθόντος που μας έκαναν αυτό που είμασθε. Δεν ξεχνώ ούτε μια στιγμή ότι το να υπάρχεις δεν σημαίνει μόνον να αφιερώνεσαι και να αφοσιώνεσαι , αλλά επίσης, να μάχεσαι. Ούτε ξεχνώ ότι η ζωή έχει έντονες στιγμές και ήρεμες στιγμές, χαρές και στεναχώριες.
Not for an instant do I forget the struggles of our time. Not for an instant do I forget the struggles of the past that made us who we are. Not for an instant do I forget that to exist is not just to dedicate and devote oneself but also to fight. Nor do I forget that life has intense moments and calm moments, joys and cruelties.
Rembrandt, “Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer,” 1653
Translated by Greg Johnson
For the Ancients, Homer was “the beginning, the middle, and the end.” A vision of the world and even a philosophy are implicitly contained in his poems. Heraclitus summarized his cosmic foundation with a well-turned phrase: “The universe, the same for all beings, was not created by any god or by any man; but it always was, is, and will be eternally living fire . . .” Read more …