Cultural Responses To The Persian Wars: Antiquity To The Third Millennium

Hardcover | March 15, 2007

EditorEmma Bridges, Edith Hall, P. J. Rhodes

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Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars addresses the huge impact on subsequent culture made by the wars fought between ancient Persia and Greece in the early fifth century BC. It brings together sixteen interdisciplinary essays, mostly by classical scholars, on individual trends within thereception of this period of history, extending from the wars' immediate impact on ancient Greek history to their reception in literature and thought both in antiquity and in the post-Renaisssance world. Extensively illustrated and accessibly written, with a detailed Introduction and bibliographies,this book will interest historians, classicists, and students of both comparative and modern literatures.

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Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars addresses the huge impact on subsequent culture made by the wars fought between ancient Persia and Greece in the early fifth century BC. It brings together sixteen interdisciplinary essays, mostly by classical scholars, on individual trends within thereception of this period of history, extending...

Emma Bridges is Associate Lecturer in Classics, Open University. Edith Hall is Professor of Classics and Drama, Royal Holloway, and Co-Director, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. P. J. Rhodes is Honorary Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199279675

ISBN - 13:9780199279678

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Archetypal Theme1. The Editors: Introduction2. P. J. Rhodes: The impact of the Persian Wars on classical Greece3. Johannes Haubold: Xerxes' Homer4. Deborah Boedeker: The view from Eleusis: Demeter in the Persian WarsAncient Variations5. Christopher Rowe: Plato and the Persian Wars6. John Marincola: The Persian Wars in fourth-century oratory and historiography7. Philip Hardie: Images of the Persian Wars in Rome8. Christopher Pelling: De malignitate Plutarchi: Plutarch, Herodotus, and the Persian WarsRenaissance and Enlightenment Rediscovery9. Edith Hall: Aeschylus' Persians via the Ottoman Empire to Saddam Hussein10. David Kimbell: Operatic variations on an Episode at the Hellespont11. Ian Macgregor Morris: Shrines of the mighty: rediscovering the battlefields of the Persian WarsNationhood and Identity12. Tim Rood: From Marathon to Waterloo: Byron, battle monuments, and the Persian Wars13. Gonda Van Steen: Enacting history and patriotic myth: Aeschylus' Persians on the eve of the Greek War of Independence14. Alexandra Lianeri: The Persian Wars as the `origin' of historiography: ancient and modern orientalism in George Grote's History of Greece15. Clemence Schultze: `People like us' in the face of history: Cormon's Les Vainquers de SalamineLeonidas in the Twentieth Century16. David Levene: Xerxes goes to Hollywood17. Emma Bridges: The guts and the glory: Pressfield's Spartans at the Gates of Fire

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`...one must applaud a number of fine contributions among the sixteen essays...'Victor Davis Hanson, TLS