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by Michael Biddiss,Maria Wyke

  • Author: Michael Biddiss,Maria Wyke
  • ISBN: 3906761649
  • ISBN13: 978-3906761640
  • ePub: 1325 kb | FB2: 1252 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 281
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Are you sure you want to remove The uses and abuses of antiquity from your list? The uses and abuses of antiquity. by Michael Denis Biddiss, Maria Wyke. Published 1999 by P. Lang in Bern, New York. Classical influences, Western Civilization. Smithsonian series in archaeological inquiry. 281 p. : Number of pages.

This multi-disciplinary volume brings together essays illustrating the diversity of forms in which the legacy of Antiquity has been used, and abused, by the Modern West. Here classicists and non-classicists combine to show how historiography, anthropology, philosophy, political thought, archaeology, poetry, drama, the novel, music, architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, and film can be rewardingly juxtaposed as sites rich in the appropriation of Greco-Roman culture. The book has a chronological span running from the 17th to the late-20th century, and it ranges geographically from Britain to Europe and the USA. The authors remind us that it is often not the past itself so much as constructed images thereof which do most to mould our cultural consciousness. The collection discloses the pluralism and flexibility of Antiquity as an important modern symbolic source, and the variety of socio-cultural circumstances which have oriented us towards it. At many points these essays also analyse signs of a certain desire for release from a tradition viewed as troublesome and constraining. Yet they also tend to confirm that, whenever we seek to escape classical culture, we are still likely to be held within its trammels – that, even when we think that we have thrown it off, we seem fated to remain within its protean thrall.
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