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Title: Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?
Author: Hardwick, Lorna Stephen Harrison (eds)
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2013
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199673926
Volumes: 1; Pages: 496
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Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a "democratic turn" in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and Roman material has been involved with issues of democracy, both in political culture and in the greater diffusion of classics in recent times outside the elite classes.By looking at individual case studies from theatre, film, fiction, TV, radio, museums, and popular media, and through area studies that consider trends over time in particular societies, the volume explores the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, enabling a wider re-evaluation of the role of ancient Greece and Rome in the modern world. Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsList of contributorsList of illustrationsIntroductionLorna Hardwick and Stephen HarrisonSection 1: Controversies and debates1. Questioning the democratic, and demoscratic questioning, Katherine Harloe2. Against the Democratic Turn: Counter-texts; Counter-contexts; Counter- arguments, Lorna Hardwick3. Conflicts of democracy and citizenship: Between the Greek and the Roman Political Legacies, Aleka Lianeri4. The Reception of the Roman-Dutch Law of Treason in South Africa, John Hilton5. Labour and the Classics: Plato and Crossman in Dialogue, Michael SimpsonSection 2: Area Study The United States6. Appropriations of Cicero and Cato in the Making of American Civic Identity, Barbara Lawatsch Melton7. The Weapon of Oratory , Margaret Malamud8. Civilization versus Savagery at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Robert Davis9. Expansion of Tragedy as Critique, Nancy S. Rabinowitz10. Investigating American women's engagements with Greco-Roman antiquity, and expanding the circle of 'classicists', Judith P. HallettSection 3: Education: Ideologies, Practices and Contexts11. The Democratic Turn in (and through) pedagogy: a case study of the Cambridge Latin Course, Joanna Paul12. Classics in African Education : the rhetoric of colonial commissions, Barbara Goff13. Back to the demos. An 'anti-classical' approach to Classics, Martina TreuSection 4: Greek Drama in Modern Performance: Democracy, Culture and Tradition14. Can 'Democratic' Stagings of Modern Greek Drama be Authentic?, Mary-Kay Gamel15. The triumph of demotike: the triumph of Medea , Anastasia Bakogianni16. Aristophanes in Performance as an all-inclusive event': audience participation and celebration in the modern staging of Aristophanic comedy, Angeliki Varakis17. Constructing Bridges for Peace and Tolerance: Ancient Greek Drama on the Israeli Stage, Nurit Yaari18. The Silence of Eurydice: case study for a 'topology of democracy', Dorinda HultonSection 5: Creativity female agency in fiction on poetry19. Ovidian Metamorphoses in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt, Fiona Cox20. Catullus and Lesbia translated in women's historical novels, Elena Theodorakopoulos21. Female Voices: the democratic turn in Ali Smith's classical reception, Fiona Cox and Elena TheodorakopoulosSection 6: The Public Imagination22. Heroes or Villains: The Gracchi, Reform and the Nineteenth-Century Press, Sarah Butler23. Democracy and popular media: classical receptions in 19th and 20th century political cartoons: statesmen, mythological figures and celebrated artworks, Alexandre G. Mitchell24. Practising classical reception studies 'in the round': mass media engagements with antiquity and the 'democratic turn' towards the audience, Amanda Wrigley25. In search of ancient myths: documentaries and the quest for the Homeric World, Antony Makrinos26. Truth, Justice, and the Spartan Way : Affectations of Democracy in Frank Miller's 300, George A. Kovacs27. A 'Democratic Turn' at the Ashmolean Museum, Susan Walker28. All Mod Consa Power, Openness and Text in a Digital Turn|? Elton Barker29. Afterword, S.Sara MonosonBibliographyIndex