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Malt Whisky Drinking, Single Speed Bike Racing, Poetry Loving, Book-Fiend, & If This Makes Me Seem Cool, It's All In The Edit.

 

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The Ideal Library Symbolizes Everything a Society stands for. A Society Depends On Its Libraries To Know Who it Is, Because Libraries Are Societies Memory (A. Manguel). This Is My Attempt To Construct My Ideal library.

The Embroidered Armour - Roberto Peregalli,

The Embroidered Armour - Roberto Peregalli, Pierre Le-Tan, Shaun Whiteside

The Embroidered Armour - Roberto Peregalli, Shaun Whiteside (translator) 

 

The Embroidered Armour, explores ancient Greek thought through it’s mysteries, mythology and legends demonstrating how these heralded a revolution in thinking  between the time of Homer (800 BC -701 BC) and that of Plato 427 BC - 347 BC) which gave birth to the Western cultural tradition.  In the introduction Peregalli relates that for the Greeks “seeing is knowing”  stating that for this reason they are known as “the people of the eye”. In around a hundred and sixty pages he presents his argument concerning the modernity of “ancient” Greek wisdom, following the timeline set between the two poles of Homer and Plato we travel through the world of the gods and onto the works of PindarHeraclitusHippocratesAeschylus,  andAristotle. Combining these with thoughts from the likes ofNietzsche, AuerbachRilkeHeidegger & Chantraine , he shows the modernity inherent in “ancient” Greek Thought.

 

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The words “true” (a-lethes) and “invisible” (a-delon) are at the same time mirror images and opposites. But their connection is evident: the negation of hiddenness certifies its existence. If that which is visible is true, it is also true that truth has its origin in that which cannot be seen. In the Greek world it is thus the ambiguous essence of truth which from the outset connects the visible and the invisible.