Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Hardcover | November 30, 2013

EditorLorna Hardwick, Stephen Harrison

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Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a "democratic turn" in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and Roman material has been involved with issues ofdemocracy, both in political culture and in the greater diffusion of classics in recent times outside the elite classes. By looking at individual case studies from theatre, film, fiction, TV, radio, museums, and popular media, and through area studies that consider trends over time in particular societies, the volume explores the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions ofdemocratic practices and approaches, enabling a wider re-evaluation of the role of ancient Greece and Rome in the modern world.

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Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a "democratic turn" in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and Roman material has been involved with issues ofdemocracy, both in political culture and in the ...

Lorna Hardwick is Emeritus Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University. She has published books and articles on Greek drama and on Greek and Latin poetry and historiography and its reception in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is editor of the Classical Receptions Journal and co-series editor of the Classical Pres...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of contributorsList of illustrationsLorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison: IntroductionSection 1: Controversies and debates1. Katherine Harloe: Questioning the democratic, and demoscratic questioning2. Lorna Hardwick: Against the Democratic Turn: Counter-texts; Counter-contexts; Counter- arguments3. Aleka Lianeri: Conflicts of democracy and citizenship: Between the Greek and the Roman Political Legacies4. John Hilton: The Reception of the Roman-Dutch Law of Treason in South Africa5. Michael Simpson: Labour and the Classics: Plato and Crossman in DialogueSection 2: Area Study: The United States6. Barbara Lawatsch Melton: Appropriations of Cicero and Cato in the Making of American Civic Identity7. Margaret Malamud: The Weapon of Oratory8. Robert Davis: Civilization versus Savagery at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition9. Nancy S. Rabinowitz: Expansion of Tragedy as Critique10. Judith P. Hallett: Investigating American women's engagements with Greco-Roman antiquity, and expanding the circle of 'classicists'Section 3: Education: Ideologies, Practices and Contexts11. Joanna Paul: The Democratic Turn in (and through) pedagogy: a case study of the Cambridge Latin Course12. Barbara Goff: Classics in African Education : the rhetoric of colonial commissions13. Martina Treu: Back to the demos. An 'anti-classical' approach to ClassicsSection 4: Greek Drama in Modern Performance: Democracy, Culture and Tradition14. Mary-Kay Gamel: Can 'Democratic' Stagings of Modern Greek Drama be Authentic?15. Anastasia Bakogianni: The triumph of demotike: the triumph of Medea16. Angeliki Varakis: Aristophanes in Performance as an all-inclusive event': audience participation and celebration in the modern staging of Aristophanic comedy17. Nurit Yaari: Constructing Bridges for Peace and Tolerance: Ancient Greek Drama on the Israeli Stage18. Dorinda Hulton: The Silence of Eurydice: case study for a 'topology of democracy'Section 5: Creativity: female agency in fiction on poetry19. Fiona Cox: Ovidian Metamorphoses in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt20. Elena Theodorakopoulos: Catullus and Lesbia translated in women's historical novels21. Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos: Female Voices: the democratic turn in Ali Smith's classical receptionSection 6: The Public Imagination22. Sarah Butler: Heroes or Villains: The Gracchi, Reform and the Nineteenth-Century Press23. Alexandre G. Mitchell: Democracy and popular media: classical receptions in 19th and 20th century political cartoons: statesmen, mythological figures and celebrated artworks24. Amanda Wrigley: Practising classical reception studies 'in the round': mass media engagements with antiquity and the 'democratic turn' towards the audience25. Antony Makrinos: In search of ancient myths: documentaries and the quest for the Homeric World26. George A. Kovacs: Truth, Justice, and the Spartan Way : Affectations of Democracy in Frank Miller's 30027. Susan Walker: A 'Democratic Turn' at the Ashmolean Museum28. All Mod Consa Power, Openness and Text in a Digital Turn29. S.Sara Monoson: AfterwordBibliographyIndex