Vita Magistra Historiae. Two Episodes from

Vita magistra historiae. Dwie glosy do dziejów miesięcznika "Meander"
Vita Magistra Historiae. Two Episodes from "Meander's" History

Author(s): Jerzy Axer
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Komitet Nauk o Kulturze Antycznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Meander (journal); Kazimierz Kumaniecki; Bronisław Biliński; classical studies in Poland

Summary/Abstract: The article quotes and analyses the editorial opening the first issue of the journal “Meander” (1946). A closer look at that text shows its hidden message – defence of values endangered by the new political reality. In 1953 and 1954 various periodicals criticized the editors of “Meander” for their conservative approach to antiquity. This campaign probably aimed at replacement of Professor Kazimierz Kumaniecki, the editor-in chief of the journal and the head of the Classics Department of the University of Warsaw, by Professor Bronisław Biliński, a scholar favoured by the Communist authorities.

  • Issue Year: 64/2009
  • Issue No: 1+4
  • Page Range: 348-357
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish