Article on the Vivarium Novum published in the Italian newspaper “L’Espresso”: an open letter by Professor Alessandro Agus

About a month ago, the Italian newspaper Espresso has published an article on the history and the activities of the Vivarium Novum, where Giorgio Punzo is mentioned as the inspirational figure of the Accademia.

Punzo, moving from misogynistic and homophobic positions, wrote some philosophical books where he proposed the doctrine of holarrenism, that is, of love between the adult teacher and his young pupil.

We publish here the open letter to the Espresso written by Prof. Agus, the Scientific Director of the Italian Institute of Classical Studies.


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