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Classics : Why It Matters.

Author: Neville Morley
Publisher: Newark : Polity Press, 2018.
Series: Why It Matters Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For generations, the study of Greek and Latin was used to train the elites of the western world. Knowledge of classical culture, it was believed, produced more cultivated, creative individuals; Greece and Rome were seen as pinnacles of civilization, and the origins of western superiority over the rest of the world. Few today are willing to defend this elitist, sometimes racist, vision of the importance of classics,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morley, Neville
Classics : Why It Matters
Newark : Polity Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neville Morley
ISBN: 9781509517961 1509517960
OCLC Number: 1034621795
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (73 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; 1 What's Wrong with Classics; The Foundations of Knowledge; Ancients and Moderns; The Invention of Classics; 'We Classicists'; A Class Act; #NotAllClassicists; Notes; 2 Charting the Past; Boundaries; Absences; Approaches; Languages; Contexts; Notes; 3 Understanding the Present; Receiving Antiquity; The Politics of Reception; Reinventing Antiquity; Notes; 4 Anticipating the Future?; Useful Knowledge; It's the End of the World as We Know It . . .; The Human Thing; Futures Past; Notes; Afterword; Further Reading; Index; End User License Agreement
Series Title: Why It Matters Ser.

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"Classics ought to be obsolete. And yet it survives, not (or not only) as a marker of wealth and privilege but as a forward-looking and even radical discipline. In this incisive book, Neville Morley  Read more...

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'Professor Morley not only justifies his long-standing commitment to classics but also provokes his readers to reflect upon its nature and significance. A brilliant success!' Paul Cartledge, Clare Read more...

 
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