Omar Khayyam is a well-known hedonist. Contrary to the religious concept of the renunciation of earthly goods for heavenly grace, the philosopher was convinced that the meaning of life the consumption and enjoyment. He angered the public, but has fascinated rulers and the upper classes of society. By the way, this idea of Khayyam loved.
Although man devoted enviable part of his work of love for the woman, he did not tie the knot or procreate. Wife and children did not fit into the lifestyle of Khayyam, because he often lived and worked under the threat of persecution. Freethinking scientist in the middle ages in Iran it was a dangerous combination.
All the books and treatises of Omar Khayyam have come down to posterity, are only bits of all his of proper research, in fact his research he was able to transmit to contemporaries and posterity only in oral form. Indeed, in those grim years the science was a danger to religious institutions, therefore, was subject to disapproval and even persecution.
The sight, long time under the protection of the ruling Sultan, other intellectuals were harassed and execution. The middle ages is not for nothing is the most violent century, anti-clerical ideas were dangerous both for the students and for the one who speaks. And in those days any arbitrary understanding of religious tenets and their analysis could easily be equated with dissent.
Philosopher Omar Khayyam lived a long productive life, but the last years of his life were not the brightest. The fact is that for decades, Omar Khayyam worked and worked, under the patronage of the king of the country. However, with his death, Omar was persecuted for his headstrong thoughts that many have equated to blasphemy. He spent his last days in poverty, without the support of loved ones and the means to a decent existence, has become almost a hermit.
However, until the last breath of a philosopher promoting their ideas and doing science, wrote and just enjoyed life. According to legend, Khayyam died a kind of quietly, soberly, as if on schedule, absolutely accepting what is happening. At the age of 83 years, one day he spent the whole day in prayer, and then took a bath, and then read the Holy words and died.
Omar Khayyam was not the most famous person in life, and many hundreds of years after his death, his figure did not interest posterity. However, in the nineteenth century English Explorer Edward Fitzgerald found records of the Persian poet, translated them into English. The uniqueness of the poetry so impressed the British that were found, studied and appreciated at first, all the works of Omar Khayyam, and then all his scientific treatises. The find surprised the translators and all the educated community of Europe no one could believe that in ancient times in the East lived and worked so smart scientist.
The works of Omar in our days dismantled on the aphorisms. Quotes Khayyam frequently occur and foreign classical and modern literary works. Surprisingly, has not lost relevance hundreds of years after their creation. Accurate and easy language, topicality of themes and the overall message that we need to appreciate life, to love each moment, live by their rules and not change for days on the Ghost delusion - all of this has to appeal to the inhabitants of the XXI century.
Interesting and the fate of the heritage of Omar Khayyam - the image of the poet and philosopher, became a household word, and the collections of his poems published so far. Quatrains of Khayyam continue to live, books with his work have many people from different countries around the world. It's funny, but the famous pop singer Hannah, a spokeswoman for the advanced young generation of contemporary music, has recorded lyrical music track for the song "Omar Khayyam", the chorus of which is quoted aphorism of the legendary Persian philosopher.
The thoughts of the poet transformed into the so-called rules of life followed by many people. Moreover, actively using social networks the younger generation.