18th April 2014

Photo

Euripides
Roman marble copy of a 4th-century Greek original (Museo Pio-Clementino, Rome)
For Nietzsche, after the time of Aeschylus and Sophocles, there was an age where tragedy died. He ties this to the influence of writers like Euripides and the coming of rationality, represented by Socrates. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Tragedy

Euripides

Roman marble copy of a 4th-century Greek original (Museo Pio-Clementino, Rome)

For Nietzsche, after the time of Aeschylus and Sophocles, there was an age where tragedy died. He ties this to the influence of writers like Euripides and the coming of rationality, represented by Socrates. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Tragedy

Tagged: EuripidesbustmarbleRomansculptureNietzsche

17th April 2014

Quote with 1 note

The two decisive innovations of the book are, first, its understanding of the Dionysian phenomenon among the Greeks: for the first time, a psychological analysis of this phenomenon is offered, and it is considered as one root of the whole of Greek art. The other is the understanding of Socratism: Socrates is recognized for the first time as an instrument of Greek disintegration, as a typical décadent. ‘Rationality’ against instinct. ‘Rationality’ at any price as a dangerous force that undermines life!

Ecce Homo

Nietzsche, writing about The Birth of Tragedy

Tagged: NietzscheEcce HomoThe Birth of TragedyquoterationalitySocrates

17th April 2014

Photo

Socrates
http://classicalwisdom.com/the-death-of-socrates-and-the-state-that-killed-him/

Socrates

http://classicalwisdom.com/the-death-of-socrates-and-the-state-that-killed-him/

Tagged: Socratessculpturebust

17th April 2014

Quote with 2 notes

nearly all the great things that exist owe their existence to a defiant despite: it is despite grief and anguish, despite poverty, loneliness, bodily weakness, vice and passion and a thousand inhibitions, that they have come into being at all.

Thomas Mann

Death in Venice

Tagged: Thomas MannDeath in Venicedespitedefiancegriefpovertylonelinessweaknessvicepassion

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from with 33 notes

Source: lagodilot

16th April 2014

Quote with 3 notes

In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing.

Tagged: streetquotegazedesirefurtivemenacemenacing

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Young & beautiful. with 1,613 notes

taur:

Daniel Hull

taur:

Daniel Hull

Source: facebook.com

16th April 2014

Quote

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.

Tagged: straightTennessee Williamsstreetheartcurvecurvedroadmountains

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Le Fabuleux Destin de Catherine Loup with 126 notes

Tagged: PortugalLisbonphotographphotography

16th April 2014

Quote with 2 notes

I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.

Tagged: Steven Wrightstreetglassesprescriptionquote