In the latest installment of our Summer Series in The Renaissance, a philosopher gets burnt at the stake.
Did he deserve it?
Well obviously not.
Whatever your feelings about philosophers, and other academics come to that, that’s a particularly horrible end!
Not that this particular philosopher seemed to mind.
Get the back story and gory details here.
And you’ll find links to the previous seventeen episodes in this summer’s series here (scroll down past the Romans and the Middle Ages).
A reminder – I’m flying then queueing then driving most of today, so emails won’t be answered as promptly as usual.
I’m publishing this from the departures lounge, after which the computer goes in my trolley and the smartphone into flight mode. I’ll be back online this evening, I hope.
P.S. Last few days to get ‘La metamorfosi’ at -25%
The launch offer on this week’s new ‘easy Italian reader’ ebook, Franz Kafka’s La metamorfosi, ends on Sunday night.
Until then it’s 25% off, so just £5.99, rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £7.99.!
Scritto nel 1912, La metamorfosi è uno dei testi più noti dello scrittore, in cui si descrivono le vicende di un uomo, Gregorio Samsa, che di mestiere fa il commesso viaggiatore, e che una mattina si sveglia e scopre di essersi trasformato in un enorme scarafaggio.
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- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
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- Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
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