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Susan A. Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.001.0001

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Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature

Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature

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(p.182) 9 Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature
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Classics and National Cultures
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Vassilis Lambropoulos

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0010

Despite its eminence as a physical location and imaginary topos, the Acropolis appears very rarely in modern Greek poetry and fiction. When it does, local writers instead of glorifying it, like their foreign counterparts, present it as a haunting and menacing place, and sometimes even wish for its destruction. Thus they question its construction both by nationalism (in support of ethnic continuity) and by Western Hellenism (in support of cultural discontinuity).

Keywords:   modern Greece, Hellenism, Acropolis, Parthenon, nation, topos, unbuilding

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