Classics and National Cultures by Susan A. Stephens

Classics and National Cultures

EditorSusan A. Stephens, Phiroze Vasunia

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Numerous nations have in one way or another engaged with the cultures of classical Greece and Rome. What impact does the classical past have on ideas of the nation, nationhood, nationality, and what effect does the national space have on classical culture? How has classical culture beenimagined in various national traditions, what importance has it had within them, and for whom? This collection of essays by an international team of experts tackles the vexed relationship between Classics and national cultures, presenting essays on many regions, including China, India, Mexico,Japan, and South Africa, as well as Germany, Greece, and Italy. It poses new questions for the study of antiquity and for the history of nations and nationalisms.

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Susan A. Stephens is Professor of Classics at Stanford University. Phiroze Vasunia is Reader in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading.
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Title:Classics and National CulturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:July 23, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Nicholas Allen: 'out of eure sanscreed into oure eryan': Ireland, the Classics and Independence2. Richard H. Armstrong: Marooned Mandarins: Freud, Classical Education, and the Jews of Vienna3. Giovanna Ceserani: Classical Culture for a Classical Country: Scholarship and the Past in Vincenzo Cuoco's Plato in Italy4. Joy Connolly: Classical Education and the Early American Democratic Style5. Emily Greenwood: Mimicry and Classical Allusion in V. S. Naipaul's The Mimic Men6. Constanze Guthenke: Editing the Nation: Classical Scholarship in Greece, c.19307. Asen Kirin: Eastern European Nations, Western Culture and the Classical Tradition8. Andrew Laird: The Cosmic Race and a Heap of Broken Images: Mexico's Classical Past and the Modern Creole Imagination9. Vassilis Lambropoulos: Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature10. Fernanda Moore: How to Build a National Epic: Digenes Akrites and the Song of Roland11. Grant Parker: Heraclitus on the Highveld: The Universalism (Ancient and Modern) of T. J. Haarhoff12. James Porter: Auerbach, Homer, and the Jews13. Haun Saussy: Contestatory Classics in 1920s China14. Susan Stephens: The New Alexandrian Library15. Yasunari Takada: Translatio and Difference: Western Classics in Modern Japan16. Phiroze Vasunia: Alexander Sikandar