Who Needs Greek?: Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

Who Needs Greek?: Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

by Simon Goldhill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521812283

ISBN-13: 9780521812283

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Who Needs Greek? is an interdisciplinary study of arguments on what ancient Greece has meant to western culture from the ancient world to today. The battles between artists and literary critics, historians and journalists, politicians and scholars, are often violent, hilarious, and always passionate. This cutting-edge cultural history ranges from ancient Greece via

Overview

Who Needs Greek? is an interdisciplinary study of arguments on what ancient Greece has meant to western culture from the ancient world to today. The battles between artists and literary critics, historians and journalists, politicians and scholars, are often violent, hilarious, and always passionate. This cutting-edge cultural history ranges from ancient Greece via the Renaissance to modern opera, and treats a central question of culture in a way which will intrigue academics as well as a more general audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521812283
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of abbreviations; Introduction: shaking the foundations; 1. Learning Greek is heresy! Resisting Erasmus; 2. Becoming Greek, with Lucian; 3. Blood from the shadows: Strauss' disgusting degenerate Elektra; 4. Who knows Greek?; 5. The value of Greek. Why save Plutarch?; Conclusion: rainbow bridges; Works cited; Index.

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