Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

by Lorna Hardwick, Stephen Harrison
     
 

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Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a "democratic turn" in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and Roman material has been involved with issues of democracy, both in political culture and in the greater diffusionSee more details below

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Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a "democratic turn" in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and Roman material has been involved with issues of democracy, both in political culture and in the greater diffusion of classics in recent times outside the elite classes.

By looking at individual case studies from theatre, film, fiction, TV, radio, museums, and popular media, and through area studies that consider trends over time in particular societies, the volume explores the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, enabling a wider re-evaluation of the role of ancient Greece and Rome in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199673926
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Classical Presences Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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