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About Mythos & Logos Annotations to Mount Olympus by Jan Fabre

About Mythos & Logos
About Mythos & Logos

24.09.2016

Mount Olympus is an epic based on the tales from ancient Greek mythology, which simultaneously explain the most beautiful and the most dreadful things in the world and in human beings. But the Greeks did not only explain what was going on in the world through their gods. From the 7th century BC, the Presocratics tried to explain the world using nature, with the help of reason. For this, they looked for a natural law – the logos – and the battle between mythos and logos was born. On the edge of Mount Olympus, Nadia Sels (University of Antwerp and Ghent) speak about the role and importance of myths in today’s disenchanted world.

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