Ecce Homo | Study Guide

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Overview

Author

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Year Published

1908

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Philosophy

At a Glance

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote Ecce Homo near the end of his life just before he lost his ability to communicate. Ecce Homo is Nietzsche's autobiographical account of his life and writings from the perspective of a man who feels that his work is inspired by a force that propels him toward greatness. The book offers a valuable glimpse into his thoughts and feelings about his health, work, relationships, and lasting influence.

About the Title

The title Ecce Homo translates from the Latin into "behold the man." Some versions of the sacred Christian text known as the Bible employ the phrase to describe the crucifixion of the Christian savior Jesus Christ (c. 6-4 BCE–30 CE). The Roman governor Pontius Pilate (died after 36 CE) announced "ecce homo" to call the crowd's attention to Jesus after he was scourged for claiming to be the son of God.

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