Contesting Nietzsche

Contesting Nietzsche CHRISTA DAVIS ACAMPORA If I were free now, all my struggling would be unnecessary. I could turn to a work or an action and test all my strength against it.--As things stand now, I can only hope to free myself gradually, and up to the present I feel I am becoming more and more so. So the day of my real labor is also coming, and the preparation for the Olympic games is over.--1 he Greek word appears in the Homeric corpus 29 times, where it generally designates an assembly or gathering place. The noun stems from the verb agon meaning "to lead, or to bring with one". Later, agon came to indicate a particular kind of assembly, the public gatherings for the games, and eventually the word was used to refer to all manner of contests or struggles. In an ode written for Hagesidamos, the boys' boxing victor in 476 BCE Pindar provides an account of the founding of the Olympic games.2 The poem celebrates more than just the boy's victory. It begins with exceptionally playful references to indebtedness, and masterfully weaves together themes of gratitude, memory, truth, and time. Pindar is mindful of his debt (his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Contesting Nietzsche

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Volume 24 (1)

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Copyright © 2002 by The Friedrich Nietzsche Society.
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CHRISTA DAVIS ACAMPORA If I were free now, all my struggling would be unnecessary. I could turn to a work or an action and test all my strength against it.--As things stand now, I can only hope to free myself gradually, and up to the present I feel I am becoming more and more so. So the day of my real labor is also coming, and the preparation for the Olympic games is over.--1 he Greek word appears in the Homeric corpus 29 times, where it generally designates an assembly or gathering place. The noun stems from the verb agon meaning "to lead, or to bring with one". Later, agon came to indicate a particular kind of assembly, the public gatherings for the games, and eventually the word was used to refer to all manner of contests or struggles. In an ode written for Hagesidamos, the boys' boxing victor in 476 BCE Pindar provides an account of the founding of the Olympic games.2 The poem celebrates more than just the boy's victory. It begins with exceptionally playful references to indebtedness, and masterfully weaves together themes of gratitude, memory, truth, and time. Pindar is mindful of his debt (his

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