Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism
Published:
April 4th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
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Goodreads Rating:
3.38
Pages:
334
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ISBN10:
0521011760
ISBN13:
9780521011761

Who Needs Greek? is an interdisciplinary study of arguments on what ancient Greece has meant to western culture from the ancient world to today. The battles between artists and literary critics, historians and journalists, politicians and scholars, are often violent, hilarious, and always passionate. This cutting-edge cultural history ranges from ancient Greece via the Renaissance to modern opera, and treats a central question of culture in a way which will intrigue academics as well as a more general audience.