Ugo Foscolo





Ugo Foscolo


Born
in Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
February 06, 1778

Died
September 10, 1827

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Foscolo was born on the Ionian island of Zakynthos. His father was Andrea Foscolo, an impoverished Venetian nobleman, and his mother Diamantina Spathis was Greek.
In 1788, on the death of his father, who worked as a physician in Spalato, today Croatia (Split), the family removed to Venice, and at the University of Padua Foscolo completed the studies begun at the Dalmatian grammar school.

Amongst his Paduan teachers was the abbé Cesarotti, whose version of Ossian had made that work highly popular in Italy, and who influenced Foscolo's literary tastes; he knew both modern and Ancient Greek. His literary ambition revealed itself by the appearance in 1797 of his tragedy Tieste--a production which obtained a certain degree of success.

Foscolo, who,
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“Io non odio persona alcuna, ma vi son uomini ch'io ho bisogno di vedere soltanto da lontano.”
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“Evet doğru! Şanssızlar, acı ekmeklerini yedikleri, gözyaşlarına karışmış sularını içtikleri bu dünyadan başka bir dünyaya muhtaçtırlar. Hayal öyle bir dünya yaratıyor, yürek de onunla avunuyor. Bu dünyada hep mutsuzluğa mahkûm olan erdem, bir gün ödüllendirilme umuduyla, varlığını sürdürebilmek için direniyor. Fakat alçak olmamak için dine gereksinim duyan kişiler ne zavallıdır!”
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“Gezdiğim her yerde hep üç tip insan gördüm: Azınlık yönetiyor; birçok kişi birine hizmet ediyor; çoğunluk karanlık işler çeviriyor. Biz ise yönetemiyoruz; pek kurnaz da değiliz, kör de değiliz, boyun eğmek de istemiyoruz; karanlık işlere bulaşmaya da tenezzül etmiyoruz. En iyisi, ne bir parça ekmek bulabilen, ne de dayak yiyen sahipsiz köpekler gibi yaşamak.”
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