Luciano Canfora


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in Bari, Italy
June 05, 1942

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The Vanished Library: A Won...

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Julius Caesar: The Life and...

3.90 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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La democrazia. Storia di un...

3.94 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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1914

4.26 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Critica della retorica demo...

3.86 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Il mondo di Atene

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Prima lezione di storia greca

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Gli antichi ci riguardano

3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Storia della letteratura greca

3.53 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Il mistero Tucidide

3.35 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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“En considérant cet enchaînement de fondations, de résurrections et de catastrophes, on croit saisir un fil qui relie les divers efforts, en bonne partie vains, du monde hellénistico-romain pour sauver ses livres. Tout commence avec Alexandrie : Pergame, Antioche, Rome, Athènes ne sont que des répliques. La dernière réincarnation aura lieu à Byzance, et ce sera encore une fois une bibliothèque dans un palais : celui de l'empereur et celui du patriarche.

Les destructions, les ruines, les saccages, les incendies frappèrent surtout les grands rassemblements de livres, placés, selon la règle, au centre du pouvoir. Les bibliothèques de Byzance ne firent pas non plus exception. C'est pourquoi, ce qui à la fin est resté ne vient pas des grands centres, mais de lieux "marginaux" (les couvents) ou de copies privées sporadiques.”
Luciano Canfora, The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World

“Whoever claims to have understood everything with hindsight cannot be taken seriously.”
Luciano Canfora

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