Quarrel Between Ancients and Moderns (Strauss and Fellini)


If I were writing a book about Leo Strauss, I’d use this movie still from Satyricon as a cover image to get at the quarrel or non-quarrel between the ancient and moderns. But for all intents and purposes, Fellini did it better. H/t Jeffrey Bernstein.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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1 Response to Quarrel Between Ancients and Moderns (Strauss and Fellini)

  1. dmf says:

    I do wonder how living amidst the weight (and sometimes ruins) of the past in places like Rome or Athens plays on the creative ambitions of their residents.

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