Józef Jeżowski (1793–1855): a Classics Scholar from Vilnius and His Plato between Germany and Russia, or Italy and Lapland
Numerous excellent scholars in the humanities were affiliated to Vilnius University in the first decades of the 19th century. One of them was Józef Jeżowski (1793–1855), an expert in classical languages and literature, a scholar recognised for his edition of Horace’s Odes, an outstanding student of G. E. Grodek in Vilnius, a founding member of the Philomath Society, and a friend of A. Mickiewicz. The aim of this paper is to examine Jeżowski’s classical manifesto as expressed in his critical review of a Russian translation of Plato’s Laws. This work was published by Jeżowski during his years in exile in Russia but was addressed to Polish readers.
Key Words: Józef Jeżowski, Vilnius University, Plato, exile