The present essay focuses on the Berlin period of the classical philologist Werner Jaeger between 1921 and 1936. As Wilamowitz’s successor to the chair of the University of Berlin, Jaeger lived during the turbulent years of the German Capital, that is the years of the Weimar Republic, which were characterized by great cultural dynamism and continuous political upheavals. With this historical background Jaeger put his talent and his intelligence at the service of a new conception of classical philology, omitting the historicist approach of his masters and focusing on the recovery of classicistic ideals and on the central concept of education (paideia). Jaeger played a leading role in the Third Humanism movement, but after 1933 his attempts to reconcile his cultural and educational programs with the National Socialist Party turned out to be completely illusory.
|Titolo:||Werner Jaeger, un filologo classico nella Berlino degli anni Venti|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.01 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|