Abstract :

The book has been written by a Latin Language and Literature’s professor of Udine University and it’s introduced by the sparkling preface of Marc Fumaroli, a French academic. It has the merit of illustrating a vision of world (the Christian one) and exalting values (the classical ones) which nowaday constitute nearly a taboo. In fact, they are too often considered to be old, useless or even harmful and, anyhow, certainly wrong, fictitious, absurd. The author sifts the truth of these accusations in a way that is scientific and comprehensible at the same time, thanks to the presence of foot notes that don’t disturb the non specialistic reading.