Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Classics in the Modern WorldA Democratic Turn?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199673926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 November 2020

In Search of Ancient Myths

In Search of Ancient Myths

Documentaries and the Quest for the Homeric World

(p.365) 25 In Search of Ancient Myths
Classics in the Modern World

Antony Makrinos

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the need for legitimization of our culture by the esteemed ancient cultures through a visual dialogue between modern and ancient has resulted in the production of counter-narratives of the past. These alternative narratives encourage modern interpretations of the ancient world by practitioners and seek to be authorized by the classicists. The discussion explores how and why documentary making (for example, the work of Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes) has changed popular conceptions of the Homeric world and our reception of classical myth and history. The chapter investigates the notion of a ‘democratic turn’ in Homeric receptions stimulated by the practice and the research of documentary making and demonstrates how the ancient world has played an essential role to the creation of highly-developed sets of cultural appropriations by documentary and its audiences.

Keywords:   documentary, homeric, visual, culture, bettany hughes, michael wood

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .