Rodolfo Monfolo Dead at 99

Funeral services were held at the Tablada Jewish cemetery Friday for Prof. Rodolfo Monfolo, an Italian-Jewish author and philosopher who died here at the age of 99. He had lived in Argentina since 1939 when he fled the Fascist regime in Italy. Prof. Monfolo was born in Sinigaglia, Italy and was educated at the University of Florence where he received a doctoral degree in philosophy at the age of 22.

He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Bologna and after settling in Argentina he taught consecutively at the universities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Tucuman. Prof. Monfolo published more than 500 books and articles. Among his best known books are “Helenic Genius.” “Interpretation of Heraclitus;” and “Thinking in Antiquity.”

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