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Form and Event: Principles for an Interpretation of the Greek World

Carlo Diano


Carlo Diano’s Form and Event has long been known in Europe as a major work not only for classical studies but even more for contemporary philosophy. Already available in Italian, French, Spanish, and Greek, it appears here in English for the first time, with a substantial Introduction by Jacques Lezra that situates the book in the genealogy of modern political philosophy. Form and Event reads the two classical categories of its title phenomenologically across Aristotle, the Stoics, and especially Homer. By aligning Achilles with form and Odysseus with event, Diano links event to embodied and s ... More

Keywords: Greek Antiquity, Odysseus, Achilles, event, Stoicism, form

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823287932
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823287932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlo Diano, author

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Front Matter


Jacques Lezra

Form and Event

Carlo Diano