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Classics in Britain : scholarship, education, and publishing 1800-2000

Author: Christopher Stray; Constanze Güthenke
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This unique volume summarizes and reflects the work of a leading voice in the history of Classics in Britain, bringing together both previously published articles, now newly revised, and never before published work. Topics range from the school classroom to the politics of universities, and from the social uses of classical knowledge to the publishing of textbooks: although the volume as a whole maintains a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Stray; Constanze Güthenke
ISBN: 9780199569373 0199569371
OCLC Number: 1022077493
Description: xxvi, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Scholarship and Institutions: 1. Purity in danger: the contextual life of savants ; 2. Curriculum and style in the collegiate university: classics in nineteenth-century Oxbridge ; 3. Thomas Gaisford: legion, legend, lexicographer ; 4. Rise and fall of porsoniasm ; 5. Renegotiating classics: the politics of curricular reform in late Victorian Cambridge --
Part II. Scholarship and Publishing: 6. Politics, culture, and scholarship: classics in the Quarterly Review 1809-24 ; 7. From one museum to another: the Museum Criticum (1813-26) and the Philological Museum (1831-3) ; 8. The Classical Review and its precursors ; 9. Sir William Smith and his dictionaries: a study in scarlet and black ; 10. Jebb's Sophocles: an edition and its maker ; 11. Promoting and defending: reflections on the history of the Hellenic society (1879) and the classical association (1903) ; 12. Scholars, gentlemen, and schoolboys: the authority of Latin in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England --
Part III. Schools and Schoolbooks: 13. Paper wraps stone: the beginnings of educational lithography ; 14. John Taylor and `Locke's classical system' ; 15. Schoolboys and gentlemen: classical pedagogy and authority in the English public school ; 16. Edward Adolf Sonnenschein and the politics of linguistic authority in England, 1880-1930 ; 17. Primers, publishing, and politics: the classical textbooks of Benjamin Hall Kennedy ; 18. Smell of Latin grammar: contrary imaginings in English classrooms.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Christopher Stray ; with an introduction by Constanze Güthenke.

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