Classics in Progress

Classics in Progress : Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

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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 culture.

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  • Hardback | 468 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 1,056.86g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones
  • 0197262708
  • 9780197262702

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Wiseman has assembled an impressive team of scholars who amply demonstrate the continuing vitality of the classics and the variety of scholarly activity within the discipline ... rich and diverse content ... it inspires confidence and, indeed, a certain pride in being involved in the classics. Beautifully produced and very reasonably priced it should be on the gift list of anyone genuinely interested in the subject. JACT Review Pushes the subject yet further forward with a series of essays which are rich in substance as well as in ideas ... The list of contributors provides a roll-call of some of the most influential and lively classical scholars in Britain and guarantees that any reader will be both enlightened and enthused. Greece & Rome

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