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“Τhe colonizing and racializing archaeological work of Hebraism & Hellenism”

What role has antiquity played in nation formation? Two leading scholars have a fascinating conversation comparing the contribution of archaeology to the mythical constitution, racialization, and crypto-colonialism of Israel and Greece. Shedding new light on the Eurocentric models of Hebraism and Hellenism, … Continue reading

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“Ελληνισμός και Εβραϊσμός στην Αθήνα και τη Βιέννη”

O Ελληνισμός των Εβραίων της Κεντρικής & Ανατολικής Ευρώπης που αντιμετώπιζαν διλήμματα αφομοίωσης στην εγκόσμια νεωτερικότητα είναι το θέμα της ανακοίνωσης με την οποία συμμετείχα στην εκδήλωση για την σημαντική μελέτη του καθηγητή Ηλία Παπαγιαννόπουλου. Εδώ είναι το κείμενο της … Continue reading

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The messianic critique of tragedy*

The rejection of the covenant of assimilation by twentieth-century Messianism was an integral part of the pre-1914 pan-European critique of modernity and “romantic anti-capitalism” (Lukács). “In the years approaching the First World War, the self-confidence and security of German Jewry … Continue reading

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Are there any Greeks in this publication? (1)

Comparisons of Hebraism and Hellenism are often marked by an extraordinary void, the absence of any modern Greeks. While such comparisons always refer to Jewish figures of modernity and cite Jewish writers, Greeks of the last three centuries are absent … Continue reading

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The Hebraic covenant of the civil religion and the Hellenic Arcadia of the civil culture

Two recent books reiterate a common argument about two presumed foundational traditions of the United States, the Hebraic and the Hellenic. In the words of its blurb, American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present … Continue reading

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Varieties of Hellenism

Four recent books approach Hellenism from very different angles to discuss ways in which Greek identity and its past are constructed. Trophies of Victory (2016) by Leslie Shear is a monograph that deploys scholarship to examine Hellenism as victory (of … Continue reading

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