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Title Classics in the modern world : a 'democratic turn'? / edited by Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison.

Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  930.090104 CLAS    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xxxvii, 477 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Classical presences.
Classical presences.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-474) and index.
Contents Questioning the democratic, and democratic questioning / Katherine Harloe -- Against the 'democratic turn' : counter-texts; counter-contexts; counter-arguments / Lorna Hardwick -- The divided legacy of Politikon : democracy and confict through Roman translation / Alexandra Lianeri -- A democratic turn in the reception of the Roman-Dutch law of treason in South Africa? / John Hilton -- Labour and the classics : Plato and Crossman in dialogue / Michael Simpson -- Appropriations of Cicero and Cato in the making of American civic identity / Barbara Lawatsch Melton -- Classics as a weapon : African Americans and the fight for inclusion in American democracy / Margaret Malamud -- Civilization and savagery at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition / Robert Davis -- The expansion of tragedy as critique / Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz -- Investigating American women's engagements with Graeco-Roman antiquity, and expanding the circle of classicists / Judith P. Hallett -- The democratic turn in (and through) pedagogy : a case study of the Cambridge Latin course / Joanna Paul -- Classics in West African education : the rhetoric of colonial commissions / Barbara Goff -- Back to the Demos : an 'anti-classical' approach to classics? -- Martina Treu -- Can 'democratic' modern staging of ancient drama be 'authentic'? / Mary-Kay Gamel -- Demotic power to the people : the triumph of Dimotiki, the triumph of Medea / Anastasia Bakogianni -- Aristophanic performance as an all-inclusive event : audience participation and celebration in the modern staging of Aristophanic comedy / Angeliki Varakis -- Constructing bridges for peace and tolerance : Ancient Greek drama on the Israeli stage / Nurit Yaari -- The silence of Eurydice : case study for a 'topology of democracy' / Dorinda Hulton -- Ovidian metamorphoses in the fiction of A.S. Byatt / Fiona Cox -- Catullus and Lesbia translated in women's historical novels / Elena Theodorakopoulos -- Female voices : the democratic turn in Ali Smith's classical reception / Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos -- Heroes or villains : the Gracchi, reform, and the nineteenth-century press / Sarah Butler -- Democracy and popular media : classical receptions in nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century political cartoons : statesmen, mythological figures, and celebrated artworks / Alexandre G. Mitchell -- Practising classical reception studies 'in the round' : mass media engagements with antiquity and the 'democratic turn' towards the audience / Amanda Wrigley -- In search of ancient myths : documentaries and the quest for the Homeric world / Antony Makrinos -- Truth, justice, and the Spartan way : freedom and democracy in Frank Miller's 300 / George A. Kovacs -- A 'democratic turn' at the Ashmolean Museum / Susan Walker -- All mod cons? Power, openness and text in the digital turn / Elton Barker.
Summary 'Classics in the Modern World' explores the features and implications of a 'democratic turn' in modern perceptions of the ancient world. Exploring the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, it enables a wider re-evaluation of the role of classics in the modern world.
Other author Hardwick, Lorna, editor.
Harrison, S. J., editor.
Subject Classical literature -- Political aspects.
Civilization, Classical.
Classical literature -- Appreciation.
Civilization, Modern -- Ancient influences.
ISBN 9780199673926 (hardcover)
0199673926 (hardcover)