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Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Charles Martindale, Stefano Evangelista, and Elizabeth Prettejohn


This is the first book to address in detail Walter Pater’s important contribution to the study of classical antiquity. Pater is our greatest aesthetic critic. He was also a professional classicist who lectured and gave tutorials at the University of Oxford, and participated in many of the debates fostered by Classics as an academic discipline, a point often downplayed. Yet Pater’s aestheticism and his interests as a classicist went closely together. One might say that the classical tradition in its broadest sense (including the question of how to understand its workings and temporalities) is P ... More

Keywords: Pater, Classics, classicism, classical tradition, reception, classical scholarship, ancient philosophy, Aestheticism, Marius the Epicurean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723417
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Martindale, editor
Emeritus Professor of Latin, University of Bristol

Stefano Evangelista, editor
Associate Professor of English, University of Oxford

Elizabeth Prettejohn, editor
Professor of History of Art, University of York

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