Classics and National Cultures

Classics and National Cultures

Edited by Susan A. Stephens , Edited by 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 been imagined 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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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 748.42g
  • 06 Aug 2010
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 5 in-text illustrations
  • 0199212988
  • 9780199212989
  • 1,620,133

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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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Marked by the variety of contributions and the range of their reference ... Ambitious and Demanding. Victoria Maul, Times Literary Supplement

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