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Victorian Culture And Classical Antiquity

Author : Simon Goldhill
ISBN : 1400840074
Genre : History
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How did the Victorians engage with the ancient world? Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity is a brilliant exploration of how the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and desire, the politics of culture, and the role of religion in society were considered and debated through the Victorian obsession with antiquity. Looking at Victorian art, Goldhill demonstrates how desire and sexuality, particularly anxieties about male desire, were represented and communicated through classical imagery. Probing into operas of the period, Goldhill addresses ideas of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. And through fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels about the Roman Empire--he discusses religion and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity began to lose dominance over the progressive stance of Victorian science and investigation. Rediscovering some great forgotten works and reframing some more familiar ones, the book offers extraordinary insights into how the Victorian sense of antiquity and our sense of the Victorians came into being. With a wide range of examples and stories, Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how interest in the classical past shaped nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a unique place in Victorian culture.

Classical Victorians

Author : Edmund Richardson
ISBN : 9781107026773
Genre : History
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This is a compelling account of Victorian Britain's troubled relationship with antiquity. Extraordinary characters - the virtuoso forger, the blundering general and the bitter prodigy - will engage scholars and general readers alike; a wide-ranging narrative breaks new ground in the fast-growing field of classical reception studies.

The Use Of Classical Art And Literature By Victorian Painters 1860 1912

Author : Rosemary J. Barrow
ISBN : UOM:39015078805531
Genre : Art
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"This book explores the reception of the classical world in painting from the mid-Victorian period to the second decade of the twentieth century and centres on an examination of oil painting exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts"--Page [vii].

Masculinity And Ancient Rome In The Victorian Cultural Imagination

Author : Laura Eastlake
ISBN : 9780198833031
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Masculinity and Ancient Rome in the Victorian Cultural Imagination examines Victorian receptions of ancient Rome, with a specific focus on how those receptions were deployed to create useable models of masculinity. Romans in Victorian literature are at once pagan persecutors, pious statesmen, pleasure-seeking decadents, and heroes of empire, and these manifold and often contradictory representations are used as vehicles equally to capture the martial virtue of Wellington and to condemn the deviance and degeneracy of Oscar Wilde. In the works of Thomas Macaulay, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, H. Rider Haggard, and Rudyard Kipling, among others, Rome emerges as a contested space with an array of possible scripts and signifiers which can be used to frame masculine ideals, or to vilify perceived deviance from those ideals, though with a value and significance often very different to ancient Greek models. Sitting at the intersection of reception studies, gender studies, and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies across discourses ranging from education and politics, this volume offers the first comprehensive examination of the importance of ancient Rome as a cultural touchstone for nineteenth-century manliness and Victorian codifications of masculinity.

Creative Lives In Classical Antiquity

Author : Richard Fletcher
ISBN : 9781107159082
Genre : Architecture
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This book examines how the biographical traditions of ancient poets and artists parallel the creative processes of biographers themselves, both within antiquity and beyond. Each chapter explores a range of biographical material that highlights the complexity of how readers and viewers imagine the lives of ancient creator-figures.

Graeco Roman Antiquity And The Idea Of Nationalism In The 19th Century

Author : Thorsten Fögen
ISBN : 9783110473490
Genre : History
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This interdisciplinary volume explains the phenomenon of nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe through the prism of Graeco-Roman antiquity. Through a series of case studies covering a broad range of source material, it demonstrates the different purposes the heritage of the classical world was put to during a turbulent period in European history. Contributors include classicists, historians, archaeologists, art historians and others.

Oscar Wilde And Classical Antiquity

Author : Alastair J. L. Blanshard
ISBN : 9780198789260
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Celebrated now and during his lifetime as a wit and aesthete, Oscar Wilde was also a talented classical scholar whose writings evince an enduring fascination with Graeco-Roman antiquity. Covering all the major genres of his literary output, from philosophical and critical writings to society plays, this volume explores the profound impact that ancient literature and thought had on his life and work and offers new perspectives on his most celebrated and canonicaltexts as well as close analyses of unpublished material.

The Victorians And Ancient Greece

Author : Richard Jenkyns
ISBN : UCSC:32106005250565
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focuses on Victorian culture, assessing the immense influence the ancient Greeks had on British classical education, the images and themes of George Eliot's writings, Christian sensibility, decorative arts, and English playing fields during the nineteenth

Greek Notions Of The Past In The Archaic And Classical Eras

Author : John Marincola
ISBN : 9780748654666
Genre : History
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This volume in The Edinburgh Leventis Studies series collects the papers presented at the sixth A. G. Leventis conference, It engages with new research and new approaches to the Greek past, and brings the fruits of that research to a wider audience.

The Buried Life Of Things

Author : Simon Goldhill
ISBN : 9781107087484
Genre : History
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Simon Goldhill offers a fascinating new perspective on the material culture of nineteenth-century Britain.

The End Of Dialogue In Antiquity

Author : Simon Goldhill
ISBN : 0511465459
Genre : Literary Collections
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This 2009 book is a general and systematic study of the genre of dialogue in antiquity, investigating why dialogue matters.

Sport Bodily Culture And Classical Antiquity In Modern Greece

Author : Eleni Fournaraki
ISBN : 9781317979722
Genre : History
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Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated and manipulated by sport authorities of nation-states, athletic organizations and their leaders as well as by sports enthusiasts is only very partially understood. This volume takes modern Greece as a case-study and explores, in depth, issues related to the reception and use of classical antiquity in modern sport, spectacle and bodily culture. For citizens of the Greek nation-state, classical antiquity is not merely a vague "legacy" but the cornerstone of their national identity. In the field of sport and bodily culture, since the 1830s there had been persistent attempts to establish firm and direct links between ancient Greek athletics and modern sport through the incorporation of sport in school curricula, the emergence of national sport historiographies as well as the initiatives to revive (in the 19th century) or appropriate (in the 20th) the modern Olympics. Based on fieldwork and unpublished material sources, this book dissects the use and abuse of classical antiquity and sport in constructing national, gender and class identities, and illuminate aspects of the complex modern perceptions of classicism, sport and the body. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

The Victorians And The Ancient World

Author : Richard Pearson
ISBN : WISC:89093675593
Genre : History
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In the nineteenth century, the ancient world became a very real presence for many writers and their publics, from the theatre-goers of popular pantomime to the intellectual thinkers in the academic and critical journals. The pre-eminence of the worlds of Greece and Rome was challenged by the discovery of Egyptian and Assyrian cultures, amongst other pre-Greek civilisations, and the worlds were brought to life in a series of high profile archaeological excavations and cultural exhibitions. Alongside the growing modernity of the Age of Steam, the whole of society was exposed to antiquity; architecture, painting, theatre, fiction and poetry, drew inspiration from the stories of the ancient writers, whilst the new museums and academies translated newly discovered languages and texts and excavated rediscovered ancient sites. The great civilisations, brimming with their own art and sculpted histories, were, however, contrasted by the traces of local, pre-civilised cultures of the West that existed before the coming of the Romans or in the Dark Ages immediately after their departure. The sense of a barbarity in man's past, a primitivism even, that may also be a survival into the modern age gradually grew in the Victorian mind as it uncovered the ancient sites of Britain and the prehistoric peoples of the Continent. It is during the post-Darwinian era of theories of social evolution, anthropology and ethnology that British and prehistorical archaeology began to find a public audience. This volume provides a series of readings from different disciplines that explore the presence of the ancient in nineteenth-century culture. The chapters demonstrate the range of the Victorian cultural preoccupation with civilisation and its primitive counterpoint and offer a combination of analyses of specific cultural events or traits, readings of particular Victorian texts and documents, and studies of exemplary Victorian figures and their personal engagements with antiquity. The book has been arranged to begin with archaeology and end with literary refashionings of the Classical, but the intertwinings of these elements in the Victorian period, as shown here, made the reaction to antiquity often an anxious and complex one.

Troy Carthage And The Victorians

Author : Rachel Bryant Davies
ISBN : 9781108135542
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Playful, popular visions of Troy and Carthage, backdrops to the Iliad and Aeneid's epic narratives, shine the spotlight on antiquity's starring role in nineteenth-century culture. This is the story of how these ruined cities inspired bold reconstructions of the Trojan War and its aftermath, how archaeological discoveries in the Troad and North Africa sparked dramatic debates, and how their ruins were exploited to conceptualise problematic relationships between past, present and future. Rachel Bryant Davies breaks new ground in the afterlife of classical antiquity by revealing more complex and less constrained interaction with classical knowledge across a broader social spectrum than yet understood, drawing upon methodological developments from disciplines such as history of science and theatre history in order to do so. She also develops a thorough critical framework for understanding classical burlesque and engages in in-depth analysis of a toy-theatre production.

The Culture Of Classicism

Author : Caroline Winterer
ISBN : 0801878896
Genre : Education
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Debates continue to rage over whether American university students should be required to master a common core of knowledge. In The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780–1910, Caroline Winterer traces the emergence of the classical model that became standard in the American curriculum in the nineteenth century and now lies at the core of contemporary controversies. By closely examining university curricula and the writings of classical scholars, Winterer demonstrates how classics was transformed from a narrow, language-based subject to a broader study of civilization, persuasively arguing that we cannot understand both the rise of the American university and modern notions of selfhood and knowledge without an appreciation for the role of classicism in their creation.

Regimes Of Comparatism

Author : Renaud Gagné
ISBN : 9004387625
Genre : Religion
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Comparatism is reflexive comparison. The regime of comparatism is the horizon of knowledge in which each individual comparison is received and judged. The aim of this book is to turn the comparative insight on itself and compare different comparative moments, exploring various frameworks of comparison in history, religion and anthropology.

A Victorian Muse

Author : Julia Straub
ISBN : 9780826445896
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New research into cultural afterlife of Dante in nineteenth-century literature, culture and the visual arts.

The Literary Review

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The Oxford History Of Classical Reception In English Literature

Author : David Hopkins
ISBN : 9780199594603
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This title offers an investigation of the many diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have been responded to and refashioned by English writers. Covering English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present, it both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents new research.

Discourses Of Olympism

Author : D. Chatziefstathiou
ISBN : 9781137035561
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

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