Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Paperback | January 25, 2006

EditorWiseman, T. P.

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The study of Greco-Roman civilisation is as exciting and innovative today as it has ever been. This intriguing collection of essays by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and new ways of exploring the experiences of the ancient world. Through one and a half millennia of literature, politics, philosophy, law, religion and art, the classical world formed the origin of western culture and thought. This book emphasises the many ways in which it continues to engage with contemporary life. Offering a wide variety of authorial style,the chapters range in subject matter from contemporary poets' exploitation of Greek and Latin authors, via newly discovered literary texts and art works, to modern arguments about ancient democracy and slavery, and close readings of the great poets and philosophers of antiquity. This engaging book reflects the current rejuvenation of classical studies and will fascinate anyone with an interest in western history.

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The study of Greco-Roman civilisation is as exciting and innovative today as it has ever been. This intriguing collection of essays by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and new ways of exploring the experiences of the ancient world. Through one and a half millennia of literature, politics, philosoph...

T. P. Wiseman is at Professor of Classics,rsity University of Exeter; Fellow of the British Academy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.96 inPublished:January 25, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Oliver Taplin: Contemporary Poetry and ClassicsPat Easterling: A Taste for the ClassicsPeter Parsons: New Texts and Old TheoriesR. R. R. Smith: The Use of Images: Visual History and Ancient HistoryMary Beard: Ciceronian Correspondence: Making a Book out of LettersM. H. Crawford: Discovery, Autopsy and Progress: Diocletian's Jigsaw PuzzlesAveril Cameron: The 'Long' Late Antiquity: a Late Twentieth-Century ModelAlan Bowman: Recolonising EgyptJohn K. Davies: Greek History: a Discipline in TransformationPaul Cartledge: Greek Civilisation and SlaveryMalcolm Schofield: Socrates on Trial in the USAT. P. Wiseman: Roman History and the Ideological VacuumJasper Griffin: Look Your Last on Lyric: Horace Odes iv.15Philip Hardie: Another Look at Virgil's GanymedeMary Margaret McCabe: ; Indifference Readings: Plato and the Stoa on Socratic EthicsJonathan Barnes: Galen, Christians, LogicMalcolm Heath: Rhetoric in Mid-Antiquity