Timo Schmitz: “The εὐδαιμονία in the Roman Empire around the Birth of Christ in the Stoic School as seen through Seneca” (2017) [PDF]

Seneca lived in the first century AD, and thus around the time of Jesus Christ. As a Stoic, he clearly rejected the passions and built up a concept of radical reason. This paper analyses the main ideas on Seneca’s εὐδαιμονία in short.

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Timo Schmitz: “εὐδαιμονία as τέλος of Ancient Greek philosophy” (2017) [PDF]

From Plato to Plotin, the main question of philosophy was the question on how to live a successful life. Not just the question of who created us was of major importance, but also the question where life will lead us. What will happen after life? How can we reflect the achievings of our life? Though every branch of Ancient Greek philosophy had its own methodology, the τέλος was the same: εὐδαιμονία!

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Mari Mangoshvili: “Darkness” [Short story], PDF (2017)

In the file you can download below, you’ll find a lovely short story by my friend Mari Mangoshvili. She is really a very talented writer and I want to support her as much as I can. I think her message in this story is so true and it is a recent topic. She knows how to set words very well to touch the people. Mari, you have all my respect!

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[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Свобода” (Freedom) – Russian with English translation – 2017

Свобода
Автор: Тимо Шмитц

Я помню тебя, это так давно,
Но сегодня, я знаю, ты так далеко,
Горы молчат от горя,
Мертвые тела спят тогда,
Каждую ночь я слышу их крик,
Каждую ночь я слышу их хрип,
Я мечтаю, что я могу жить,
Что дети улыбаются; может-быть,
Где мне не нужно забывать, кто я –
Свобода, я люблю тебя!

20 мая 2017 г.

 

English Translation:

Freedom
By Timo Schmitz

I remember you, it’s long ago,
But today I know, you are far away,
The mountains are full of grief,
Now the dead are sleeping there,
Every night I hear their cry,
Every night I hear their death rattle,
I dream that I can live,
where children smile; maybe,
where I do not need to forget who I am –
Freedom, I love you!

20 May 2017

Timo Schmitz: “An assumed meaning of the title in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'” (2017) [PDF]

In 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” stormed the cinemas, chaining the viewer to a multi-dimensional plot, filled with breath-taking images and music. This article shows, why the title already gives an overview about important key elements of the movie.

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Timo Schmitz: “The meaning of loneliness in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'” (2017) [PDF]

In 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” stormed the cinemas, chaining the viewer to a multi-dimensional plot, filled with breath-taking images and music.One important aspect closely related to the core elements “life” and “death” is loneliness and the way to overcome loneliness for love.

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Timo Schmitz: “The meaning of life and death in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'” (2017) [PDF]

In 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” stormed the cinemas, chaining the viewer to a multi-dimensional plot, filled with breath-taking images and music. One important core aspect of the whole film is the meaning of life and death. The film gives a lot of food for thought about life in general and the meaning of life. Though caught in a scene of despair and decay, there is still hope: the force of love – pure, true love.

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