L’ontologia civica eleatica come aristocrazia moderata

Ivan Pozzoni


This my new contribution - on the wake of my recent studies on the milesian school, on Xenophanes, on Heraclitus, on Pithagorics and on Plato - aims to achieve three interesting historiographic objectives, neglected by the modern doctrine: a] to demonstrate - through close examination of the development of the Hellenic institutions - how, in the history of marginal Greece one must recognise an irrefutable feedback effect between the social context (colonization of Southern Italy) and the cultural context (the writings of Eleatics); b] to analyze the evolution of the concept of diké in the organization of the eleatic doctrine of kosmos; c] to show how Parmenides, Zeno and Melissus, against all form of internal or external stasis, defended the aristocratic ideal of continuity, embodied in the values ​​of civic cohesion and constitutional stability, to the statement of an harmonious and united polis.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3308/if.v8i17.94