To the 80th anniversary of George Stepanovich Knabe
August 20, 2000 marked the 80th anniversary of Georgy Knabe, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Higher Humanities Studies of RSUH. Anyone who knows and appreciates his work is always surprised by the breadth of interests and originality of approaches shown by him both in his monograph on Tacitus and in numerous studies of Roman life and culture in the broadest sense of the word. What Georgy Stepanovich writes and speaks from various departments is most often directly related to historical everyday life, to life "as it is" and at the same time is always filled with deep reflections on the problems and contradictions of modern socio - historical knowledge, on the responsibility of a scientist-historian before the objectivity of truth. Attention to historical detail, honed by the tools of a professional philologist, is inseparable for him from respect for high theory. Steadily following these principles of the humanities, Georgy Stepanovich significantly expanded the research field of our modern antiquity, introducing into the sphere of "big" history the everyday life, everyday life, behavior and actions of individuals who lived many centuries ago. The new book published by him in 1999 - "Russian Antiquity. The content, role and fate of the ancient heritage in the culture of Russia". In this highly original work, we are not talking about the usual set of facts and phenomena that indicate the presence of individual elements of the heritage of ancient Greece and ancient Rome in the culture of Russia, but about those aspects of the ancient heritage that were assimilated by the national culture in accordance with its internal needs and became its organic component. In a small book, two sections are combined:- page 200 la: I. " From Sergius of Radonezh to the Nile of Sorsk. Ancient heritage in hesychasm of the XIV-XV centuries" (here the author, in particular, seeks to show the ancient Hellenic beginnings in the work of Andrey Rublev) and II. "Antiquity in Russia of the P ... Read more

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