Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War

Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War

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by Elizabeth Vandiver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199542740

ISBN-13: 9780199542741

Pub. Date: 02/28/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Elizabeth Vandiver examines the ways in which British poets of the First World War used classical literature, culture, and history as a source of images, ideas, and even phrases for their own poetry. Vandiver argues that classics was a crucial source for writers from a wide variety of backgrounds, from working-class poets to those educated in public schools, and

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Elizabeth Vandiver examines the ways in which British poets of the First World War used classical literature, culture, and history as a source of images, ideas, and even phrases for their own poetry. Vandiver argues that classics was a crucial source for writers from a wide variety of backgrounds, from working-class poets to those educated in public schools, and for a wide variety of political positions and viewpoints. Poets used references to classics both to support and to oppose the war from its beginning all the way to the Armistice and after. By exploring the importance of classics in the poetry of the First World War, Vandiver offers a new perspective on that poetry and on the history of classics in British culture.

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ISBN-13:
9780199542741
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
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Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Education, Class, and Classics
1. 'Sed Miles, Sed Pro Patria': Classics and Public School Culture
2. 'Like the Roman in Brave Days of Old': Middle- and Working-Class Classics
II. Representing War
3. 'The Riches of a Spartan Soul': Duty, Honour, Glory, and Sacrifice
4. 'The Heroes Stir in their Lone Beds': The Second Trojan War
III. Death and Remembrance
5. 'Yet Many a Better One Has Died Before': Deaths Imagined
6. 'Their Doom Was Glorious': Commemoration and Remembrance Conclusion

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