Form, Event, Theatre
Carlo Diano, Form and Event. Principles for an Interpretation of the Greek World, Translated by Timothy C. Campbell and Lia Turtas, Introduction by Jacques Lezra, New York: Fordham University Press 2020, pp. 128.
In 1952, Carlo Diano, then newly appointed professor of Greek literature at the University of Padua, brought a short essay entitled Form and Event to the attention of the world of Greek scholars. Already translated into French, Spanish and Modern Greek, this essay has been translated into English by T.C. Campbell and L. Turtas, with an “Introduction” by J. Lezra. Also with reference to Diano’s subsequent production as a scholar and translator of Greek theatrical texts, this note aims to make evident the close relations that link Diano’s phenomenology of Greek culture and Greek tragedy.
Keywords: Carlo Diano; Greek tragedy; phenomenology; interpretations of Greek culture
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