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    DescriptionThe iconoclast of Classics, Page duBois refuses to act as border patrol for a sometimes fiercely protected traditional discipline. Instead, she incorporates insights from postcolonial, psychoanalytic, and postmodern theories into her nuanced close readings of ancient Greek texts. Contemporary theory and ancient texts are mutually transformed in the process. "Out of Athens" sets ancient Greek culture next to the global ancient world of Vedic India, the Han dynasty in China, and the empires that survived Alexander the Great. DuBois also extends the range of classical studies through illuminating transhistorical juxtapositions - ancients brush elbows with Colette as she performs as a mummy at the Moulin Rouge, or with Kirk Douglas as he appears on the silver screen as Spartacus. She reads the poetry of Sappho, the tattooed body of the sage Epimenides, as well as Athenian tragedy, Buddhist texts set in a post-Alexandrian Bactria, alongside the work of Judith Butler and Alain Badiou. Page duBois establishes a daring agenda for the next generation of Classicists and, for both the intimate friend of Greek texts and the freshly arrived reader, makes ancient Greeks new.


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    Title
    Out of Athens
    Subtitle
    The New Ancient Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Page DuBois
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674064072
    ISBN 10: 0674064070
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 880.9001
    DC23: 938
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DB, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    03 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Page duBois is Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
    Review quote
    If we are now part of an increasingly global culture, it behooves us to see Greek and Roman civilizations in a globalist light. DuBois calls on classical specialists to be tolerant of the inadequate grasp "crucial, influential, contemporary theorists" may have of ancient languages and technical scholarship, and to be open to their perspectives on the past, including their productive misreadings. And she demonstrates to all readers, without using mathemes, the important insights to be gained by such new ways of looking at classical culture and history. -- Tom Palaima Times Higher Education Supplement 20100121
    Table of contents
    * Prologue * Spartacus * Sappho between Africa and Asia * The Tattoos of Epimenides * Slaves in the Tragic City * Alexandrias * Histories of the Impossible * Jesus and Other Jews * The Persistence of Oedipus * Twenty-first Century High Theory and the Classics * Notes * Index