Is it still

Czy jeszcze „magistra vitae”? O przesunięciach semantycznych antycznego toposu w obrębie współczesnego eseju polskiego
Is it still "magistra vitae"? About changing of Senses ancient Metaphor in Polish modern Essey

Author(s): Lech Giemza
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Instytut Filologii Klasycznej
Keywords: metaphor; history; essey; topoi; magistra vitae

Summary/Abstract: The tesis of the article is that ancient maetaphor of history „magistra vitae” recently has disappeared. We can see it in Polish modernly essey. Even if the phrase appears there, it’s form of irony, controversy or it changes first senses. Sometimes we can meet another phrases, near to „magistra vitae”: „lesson of history”, „wisdom of history”, „history teaches”, but of ten with distance and irony too. They are some reasons: human experience of cruel history (especially II world war), modern models of history, especially idea of progress and linear model of time, new philospohical conseptions and idea that history is the ballast (F. Nietzsche).

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 23-60
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Polish