THE DEATH OF EMPEDOCLES by Friedrich Hölderlin 1770-1843

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Post by soupy » March 19th, 2020, 9:02 am

THE DEATH OF EMPEDOCLES

FRAGMENT OF A TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.30000061609156&view=1up&seq=72

Along with Hegel and Schelling and his other peers during his time in the Stift, Hölderlin was an enthusiastic supporter of the French Revolution. Although he rejected the violence of the Reign of Terror, his commitment to the principles of 1789 remained intense. Hölderlin's republican sympathies influenced many of his most famous works such as Hyperion and The Death of Empedocles.

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