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Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Dimitris Tziovas


Antiquity has often been perceived as the source of Greece’s modern achievements, as well as its frustrations, with the continuity between ancient and modern Greek culture and the legacy of classical Greece to Europe dominating and shaping current perceptions of the classical past. This book aspires to offer new insights into the modern Greek reception of antiquity and includes a number of chapters with a comparative perspective. It also aims to move beyond the dominant perspectives on the Greek past by shifting attention to the ways this past has been constructed, performed, (ab)used, Helleni ... More

Keywords: antiquity, Greek past, modern Greece, classical reception, Greek culture (ancient and modern), Hellenism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dimitris Tziovas, editor
Professor of Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham

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1 Introduction

Dimitris Tziovas

Part I Antiquity, Greece, and Europe

2 Collecting the Past

Anastasia Stouraiti

Part II Hellenisms, Institutions, and Politics

Part III Material Culture and Performances of the Past

10 Possessing Antiquity

Eleana Yalouri

Part IV Literary Receptions of Antiquity

13 Sin and the City

Gonda Van Steen

17 The Wound of History

Dimitris Tziovas

Part V Greek Culture and Classical Reception

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