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Classics and National Cultures

Susan A. Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia

Abstract

Numerous nations have in one way or another engaged with the cultures of classical Greece and Rome. What impact does the classical past have on ideas of the nation, nationhood, nationality, and what effect does the national space have on classical culture? How has classical culture been imagined in various national traditions, what importance has it had within them, and for whom? This collection of essays by an international team of experts tackles the vexed relationship between Classics and national cultures, presenting essays on many regions, including China, India, Mexico, Japan, and South ... More

Keywords: classics, nation, nationalism, invention of tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199212989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan A. Stephens, editor
Professor of Classics, Stanford University
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Phiroze Vasunia, editor
Reader, Department of Classics, University of Reading
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