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CaptionKároly Carl Karl Kerényi [ˈkaːroj ˈkɛreːɲi] [January 19 1897 – April 14 1973] was a Hungarian scholar in classical philology one of the founders of modern studies in Greek mythology. --- --- --- Since 1941 Károly Kerényi was lecturing at the Eranos-conferences in Ascona Switzerland to which he had been invited by Carl Gustav Jung. This regular contact with the Swiss psychologist had originally established the connection to Switzerland which ultimately led to the permanent emigration to the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. During 1946/47 Kerényi lectured on Hungarian language and literature at the University of Basel. In 1947 he travelled to Hungary to give his inauguration speech at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences with the intent of contributing to the democratic development of Hungary. However due to warnings of the imminent communist overthrow under Mátyás Rákosi Kerényi immediately turned around and left Budapest again--- --- --- In early years Károly Kerényi was mainly influenced by philosophers like Schopenhauer Bachofen and Nietzsche writers like Hölderlin and Rilke and scholars like Wilhelm von Humboldt.In Greece in 1929 -he met for the first time Walter F. Otto who was going to influence him a lot. Otto inspired Kerényi to focus on the religious element of human life in antiquity as the core element --- --- --- Károly Kerényi’s scientific interpretation of the figures of Greek mythology as archetypes of the human soul was in line with the approach of the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Together with Jung he endeavored to establish mythology as a science in its own right. --- --- --- Not least as a result of his own personal experience Károly Kerényi highlighted the role of the philologist as interpreter whereby "the better he interprets the more he becomes himself the subject both as receiver as well as messenger. His whole essence and being his structure and his own experiences
HeadlineKarl Kerenyi [1897 – 1973] Hungarian scholar in classical philology one of the founders of modern studies in Greek mythology
KeywordsWalter-Otto Nietzsche Schopenhauer Rilke Carl-Jung
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Byline (Photographer)Carl Kerenyi
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1roly_Ker%C3%A9nyi

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