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Classics and national cultures

Classics and national cultures

Author: Susan A Stephens; Phiroze Vasunia
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Classical presences.
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A collection of essays exploring the relationship between classics and national cultures across many regions, including China, India, Mexico, Japan, and South Africa, as well as Germany, Greece, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan A Stephens; Phiroze Vasunia
ISBN: 9780199212989 0199212988
OCLC Number: 779919042
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2010.
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Description: xii, 373 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. 'out of eure sanscreed into oure eryan': Ireland, the Classics and Independence ; 2. Marooned Mandarins: Freud, Classical Education, and the Jews of Vienna ; 3. Classical Culture for a Classical Country: Scholarship and the Past in Vincenzo Cuoco's Plato in Italy ; 4. Classical Education and the Early American Democratic Style ; 5. Mimicry and Classical Allusion in V. S. Naipaul's The Mimic Men ; 6. Editing the Nation: Classical Scholarship in Greece, c.1930 ; 7. Eastern European Nations, Western Culture and the Classical Tradition ; 8. The Cosmic Race and a Heap of Broken Images: Mexico's Classical Past and the Modern Creole Imagination ; 9. Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature ; 10. How to Build a National Epic: Digenes Akrites and the Song of Roland ; 11. Heraclitus on the Highveld: The Universalism (Ancient and Modern) of T. J. Haarhoff ; 12. Auerbach, Homer, and the Jews ; 13. Contestatory Classics in 1920s China ; 14. The New Alexandrian Library ; 15. Translatio and Difference: Western Classics in Modern Japan ; 16. Alexander Sikandar
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: edited by Susan A. Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia.


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Marked by the variety of contributions and the range of their reference ... Ambitious and Demanding. * Victoria Maul, Times Literary Supplement *

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