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Like all humanists , Rabelais was familiar with the ancient conception of games
which held them to be far better than ordinary idle pastimes . Therefore ,
Ponocrates did not exclude them from young Gargantua ' s education . On rainy
days they ...
The festival of fire revives the ancient ambivalence of the death wish , which also
sounds like a wish for renewal and rebirth : die , and live again . This ancient
ambivalence is not a dead remnant of the past ; it is alive and finds a subjective ...
The ancient dual tone of speech is the stylistic reflection of the ancient dual -
bodied image . As the ancient image disintegrated , an 27 Goethe gives an
interesting picture of the dual body in its serious philosophic aspect in his poem :
“ The ...
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