The article discusses possible meanings of Parmenides' fr. B 3 Diels-Kranz (to\ ga\r au)to\ noei=n e)sti/n te kai\ ei)=nai) and its grammatical structure. Special attention is given to the question of continuity between that fragment and fr. B 2, 7-8.
A notice of two new journals: 'Palamedes', a journal of ancient history, edited by the Institute of History of Warsaw University; and Anna Elissa Radke's 'Alaudae', a revival of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs's journal of Living Latin.
The author's Polish translation of A. E. Housman's famous lecture in which the scholar shows that textual criticism should be based on reasoning applied to individual cases, rather than on rigid principles.
The article discusses twentieth-century Italian films and books devoted to the personage of Cleopatra. Fascination with the myth of the Egyptian queen reached its climax during the period of fascism; but also later Cleopatra was the subject of many works, often having little in common with the historical facts.
The article contains a new Polish translation of the fragment of Theopompus' Meropis preserved by Aelian. The translation is accompanied by notes pointing out similar ideas in other ancient writers. After discussing various earlier proposals of interpretation, the author concludes that Theopompus' myth should be considered from three perspectives: as an interesting story meant to fascinate the reader;...
The chapter 'Wealth of the Wise' out of Jan Innocenty Petrycy's 'Assembly of the Wise' (Cracow 1628) is printed here in Jerzy Starnawski's edition. The text is followed by Elzbieta Sroczynska's Polish translation.
In modern times the obelisk has been used in the decoration of tombs since the early 16th century. The first example of its use can be found in the Roman church Santa Maria del Popolo, in the Chigi Chapel, designed by Raphael. Not much later, this motif spread to Poland, where the oldest sepulchral monuments of this kind appear in Cracow, Plock and Gdansk. Obelisks remain popular in this function...
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