It is the oldest quarterly in Italy dedicated to the arts, history and science, Nuova Antologia was in fact born in 1821 when Pietro Vieussex and Gino Capponi give life to the first publication.
"We are in the years of romance, in the years of preparation for what is the dream of the unification of Italy" - tells Cosimo Ceccuti, director of New Anthology - “in 1931 the magazine was drastically closed by censorship, and in 1866 in Firenze Capitale, Protonotari, Ricasoli and Lemonnier, took up the idea and launched this magazine that still lasts today with a different purpose: it was not a matter of creating a national conscience but of solving the problems of the unification of Italy. "
At the Literary Cafe of the Murate in Florence, the latest edition was presented, dedicated to the problems of coronaviruses, dealt with under the historical and scientific social profile.
“Few people know that Pietro Vieusseux he was a great science enthusiast ”- continues Ceccuti -“ and above all he faced epidemics starting with Cholera, giving a suggestion that is still relevant today: one must keep one's distance, without being terrified. It is necessary to carry on with normal life, Vieusseux argued, because these epidemics exist and, more or less strong, they will always exist, Vieusseux in fact had faced the Plague and Cholera. " - concludes Ceccuti
A chapter written by Prof. Maria Luisa Brandi, is dedicated to the medical scientist, a very important figure in the particular historical moment we are experiencing.
"In the chapter I wrote for Nuova Antologia I talk about doctor and scientist" - he says Maria Luisa Brandi, head of endocrinology at the University of Florence - “topics that are not usually dealt with in the journal, but which, however, was born precisely as a scientific journal. I was very pleased at the moment, to underline the importance that the medical scientist has in solving problems when no one else can solve them. "
Nuova Antologia is published by Paglia and is available in the best bookstores.