Бракосочетание Филологии и Меркурия
This article explores the question of emergence and transformation of liberal arts in European university tradition by taking a historical and comparative approach, looking at the histories of Newman and Humboldt university projects as they were evolved in Europe and assimilated in the United States of America. The article aims to analyze the current state of liberal arts education as well.
The paper is dedicated to references to the image of Homeric Polyphemus (and other similar fabulous monsters) in the episode of centurion Scaeva’s aristeia in book 6 of Lucan’s Bellum civile (and in other places of the same poem as well). The poet’s interest in this theme is seen as a hint to the allegoric interpretations of Odysseus’ blinding of Polyphemus.