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21 01, 2014

Dante’s Ulysses, symbol of human nobility

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The person of Ulysses towers over the other damned souls of Malebolge, the dreadful ditches of the eighth circle of Hell where fraudsters are punished. Some commentators have observed that the Greek hero would, if he were not guilty of the deceit of the Trojan horse, belong to the world which suited him better of the lofty noble spirits of Limbo.

21 01, 2014

Dante’s Ulysses, symbol of human nobility

By |2019-12-11T22:26:05+01:00January 21st, 2014|Project Ulysses|0 Comments

The person of Ulysses towers over the other damned souls of Malebolge, the dreadful ditches of the eighth circle of Hell where fraudsters are punished. Some commentators have observed that the Greek hero would, if he were not guilty of the deceit of the Trojan horse, belong to the world which suited him better of the lofty noble spirits of Limbo.

10 01, 2014

Kazuo Okuma

By |2019-12-11T22:26:06+01:00January 10th, 2014|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

Kazuo Okuma is a Japanese journalist born in Tokyo in 1937.  He took his degree in History and Scientific Philosophy in 1963 at the University of Tokyo and immediately started working for the daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun, one of the principal Japanese dailies, which he only left in 1990 in order to devote himself to university teaching at the faculty of Human Sciences in the University of Osaka where he conducts a specialisation course in social services. Right from the start of his journalistic career he [...]

3 01, 2014

Massimo Somaglino

By |2019-12-11T22:26:07+01:00January 3rd, 2014|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

Massimo Somaglino is an actor, author and theatre producer.  At times he is also a singer or musician.  From his by now more than thirty year long career he likes to recall his work as an actor for some productions with Elio DeCapitani and the Teatro dell’Elfo, the quadrennial experience with the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, the union with Giuliana Musso for the direction of successful shows such as Nati in casa (of which he is also the co-author), Sexmachine and Tanti Saluti, as well as the long line of research which has [...]

2 01, 2014

Dante and Kazakhstan

By |2019-12-11T22:26:07+01:00January 2nd, 2014|Approfondimenti, The novelties of the month|0 Comments

At the death of Genghis Khan (1227) the Mongol empire created by him, which included the territory of present day Kazakhstan, was divided into four khanates, the number of the children of the great emperor.  The whole of the northern flank of modern Kazakhstan, at the time half desert, became part of the khanate of the Golden Horde, while the southern flank, where the ancient Kazakh cities of Taraz, Turkestan and Shymkent were to be found, became part of the Chagatai khanate, named thus after [...]

1 01, 2014

Introduction (Kazakh)

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At the death of Genghis Khan (1227) the Mongol empire created by him, which included the territory of present day Kazakhstan, was divided into four khanates, the number of the children of the great emperor.  The whole of the northern flank of modern Kazakhstan, at the time half desert, became part of the khanate of the Golden Horde, while the southern flank, where the ancient Kazakh cities of Taraz, Turkestan and Shymkent were to be found, became part of the Chagatai khanate, named thus after [...]

1 01, 2014

Hovhannes Tiracujan

By |2019-12-11T22:26:08+01:00January 1st, 2014|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

Hovhannes Tiracujan was born in the town of Erevan (Armenia) in 1954.  He studied in the Medical University of Erevan up to 1978.  He works as a specialist public health doctor in an urban epidemiological unit. Ever since childhood one of his hobbies has been world history and the history of ancient Armenia.  He also likes music and literature. In 1985 he became interested in the International Language and studied it in a group taught by his future wife.  He now has an Esperantist family:  [...]