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Karl Marx

He was born on 5
May 1818 in Trier
In 1835 he went to Bonn
University to study law
and the year after he
moved to Berlin
His original intention was to
go on with his legal studies,
but was drawn first into the
philosophy of law, and
then into philosophy
He was strongly influenced
by Hegel‟s ideas
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In 1841 received his doctorate
for a thesis entitled „Difference
Between the Democritean and
Epicurean Philosophy of Nature‟
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He worked in a newspaper called
“The Rheinische Zeitung” a year later
he moved to Cologne and became
its chief editor. In 1843 he and his
family moved to Paris after censorship
made his work almost impossible in
Germany
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In 1845 Marx gets expelled
from France and moves to
Brussels, where he was soon
joined by Engels
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In 1849, the Marx family moved to
London and Marx obtained a ticket
to the Reading Room of the British
Museum. He started for the first time
to study economics, drawing
especially on the Economist
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Marx had originally intended the Contribution
to be only the introduction to the „Economics‟,
which would be separated into six volumes:
(1) Capital
(2) Landed Property
(3) Wage Labor
(4) The State
(5) International Trade
(6) The World Market
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Marx abandoned the six-volume scheme,
and decided instead to call the whole work
Capital, which would be divided into four
volumes
(1)production
(2)circulation
(3)the system as a whole
(4)theories of surplus value
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The first attempt to translate
“Capital” was made back in
1927 by P. Pouliopoulos and
G. Doumas
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Pouliopoulos was arrested by
the fascist Metaxa‟s regime, and
then executed in 1943 by Italian
forces during the occupation of
Greece in the WW2 before he
could finish his translation.
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The attempts that were made
later by Giannis Kordatos and D.
Pournaras were also never
completed
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The first complete publication of
“Das Kapital” was made by the
lawyer Giannis Skouriotis in the
50‟s. Skouriotis translated the text
straight from the German
prototype
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Skouriotis‟s translation was
published in several issues at his
own expenses between 1954
and 1960
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The complete translation that can be
found in the market today was made by
Panagiotis Mavromatis, a delegate of
CPG. The first two volumes were
published abroad, because the CPG
was outlawed until the mid-70
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The complete edition was made after
the collapse of the military junta in 1974 .
In the following decade the Capital was
printed in four volumes (including
“surplus value theories”)
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From 1978 until 2009 the first
volume sold over 23.000 copies,
the second 15.000, the third
12.000 and the forth 8.000
Karl Marx in Greece:
From 1978 until 2009 the first
volume sold over 23.000 copies,
the second 15.000, the third
12.000 and the forth 8.000
Karl Marx in Greece: