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2021 Program

Event #3

Friday 3 September, 08.00 pm

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Matteo Nucci

Origin of wisdom: the enigma

Early Greek thinkers believed that gods communicated through oracular puzzles. But what wisdom is hidden behind the oracular verses of Heraclitus and Parmenides? Is it really possible, even today, to challenge the enigma and conquer the truth?

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Matteo-Nucci1

Matteo Nucci was born in Rome in 1970. He is a scholar of ancient thought and editor of a new edition of Plato’s Symposium (Einaudi, 2009). His first novel, Sono comuni le cose degli amici, was finalist at Premio Strega 2010. In 2011 he wrote the novel-essay Il toro non sbaglia mai, published by Ponte alle Grazie. The narrative essay Le lacrime degli eroi (Einaudi, 2013) is about the weeping in homeric poems. In 2017 he wrote the novel È giusto obbedire alla notte (Ponte alle Grazie), also finalist at the Premio Strega. L’abisso di Eros, narrative essay on seduction from Homer to Plato, published by Ponte alle Grazie in 2018. His short stories have been published in main magazines, anthologies and e-books (such as Mai, 2014). He principally works with Il Venerdì di Repubblica and L’Espresso. He takes care of a taurine culture web: www.uominietori.it


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Event #1

Luca Serianni

Dante and the creation of literary Italian language

Event #3

Matteo Nucci

Origin of wisdom: the enigma

Event #5

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The English Civil War

Event #6

Tommaso Ghidini

From Homo sapiens to Homo caelestis: the beginning of a new era

Event #8

Francesco Bianconi, Emanuele Coccia

Do not worry, you’re home

Event #9

Irene Vallejo, Valeria Della Valle

The birth of book in the ancient world

Event #11

Malika Ayane, Matteo Nucci

I start again from here

Event #12

Davide Calgaro

Fresh twenties

Event #13

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The American civil war

Event #15

Otegha Uwagba, Alessandra Carati

Dreaming of a new cohexistance

Event #16

Antonello Provenzale, Sara Segantin

Climate change: origins, calamities, hopes

Event #17

Miguel Benasayag

Origins and future of the livings

Event #19

Paolo Nori

Origins of Russian literature

Event #20

Matteo Nucci

Origins of philosophy: dialectic

Event #21

Paolo Colombo, Michele Tranquillini

Alexander von Humboldt: origin of ecology

Event #22

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The French civil war

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What was I before myself?

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