By Renato Cristi,Oscar Velásquez
The subject selected by means of Nietzsche for his Pforta dissertation was once Theognis, his lifestyles in Megara, his lyrical construction, and his perspectives at the gods, morality and politics. Nietzsche observed Theognis because the highbrow champion of the defeated Megarian aristocracy, who sought to maintain the Dorian spirit and its noble virtues. The pursuits that guided Nietzsche transcended medical philology and embraced a priority for the social and political context he adumbrated within the Theognidea. The editors of this quantity discuss with this novel perspective as constituting a rudimentary political philology, exhibiting that Theognis’ aristocratism made up our minds and guided Nietzsche’s critique of the ethical standpoint and his notion of an aristocratic nation.
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