Brill?s Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

Brill?s Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004246041
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Series: Brill's Companions to Classical Reception , #12
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Helen Roche, Ph.D. (2012), University of Cambridge, is an Affiliated Lecturer in History at Cambridge University. She has published extensively on the classical tradition in Germany, and on Nazism. Her first monograph, Sparta’s German Children (2013), charted Spartan influences on German 19th-20th-century elite education.

Kyriakos Demetriou, Ph.D. (1993), University College London, is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Cyprus. He is editor of Polis, the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought. He is the author and editor of several articles and books on classical reception and the history of political thought.

Contributors are: Stefan Altekamp, Joshua Arthurs, James J. Fortuna, Alan Kim, Flavia Marcello, Jan Nelis, Dino Piovan, Arthur J. Pomeroy, James I. Porter, Stefan Rebenich, Helen Roche, Iain Boyd Whyte, Felix Wiedemann, and Daniel Wildmann.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors


1 “Distant Models”? Italian Fascism, National Socialism and the Lure of the Classics
 Helen Roche


2 The Aryans: Ideology and Historiographical Narrative Types in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
 Felix Wiedemann

3 Desired Bodies: Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia, Aryan Masculinity and the Classical Body
 Daniel Wildmann

4 Ancient Historians and Fascism: How to React Intellectually to Totalitarianism (or Not)
 Dino Piovan

5 Philology in Exile: Adorno, Auerbach, and Klemperer
 James I. Porter


6 Fascist Modernity, Religion, and the Myth of Rome
 Jan Nelis

7 Bathing in the Spirit of Eternal Rome: The Mostra Augustea della Romanità
 Joshua Arthurs

8 “May a Ray from Hellas Shine upon Us”: Plato in the George-Circle
 Stefan Rebenich

9 An Antique Echo: Plato and the Nazis
 Alan Kim

10 Classics and Education in the Third Reich: Die Alten Sprachen and the Nazification of Latin- and Greek-Teaching in Secondary Schools
 Helen Roche

11 Classical Antiquity, Cinema and Propaganda
 Arthur J. Pomeroy


12 Classical Archaeology in Nazi Germany
 Stefan Altekamp

13 Building the Image of Power: Images of Romanità in the Civic Architecture of Fascist Italy
 Flavia Marcello

14 Forma urbis Mussolinii: Vision and Rhetoric in the Designs for Fascist Rome
 Flavia Marcello

15 National Socialism, Classicism, and Architecture
 Iain Boyd Whyte

16 Neoclassical Form and the Construction of Power in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
 James J. Fortuna

General Index

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