Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Étienne. Spartans. You.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-04-09]: Étienne Fourmont is famous for destroying all ancient Sparta monuments so that no other traveler could see them (!) and he could have all the glory for revealing Sparta to the future generations! [1] Some thing you can you destroy a whole people. That you can  erase it from collective memory. But how can you do that when everything that happened in the past is already an integral part of today? Perhaps all monuments of Sparta are destroyed, but we are all Spartans! And Athenians! And Corinthians! And...

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