Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture by Dimitris Tziovas PDF

By Dimitris Tziovas

Antiquity has usually been perceived because the resource of Greece's sleek achievements, in addition to its frustrations, with the continuity among historic and smooth Greek tradition and the legacy of classical Greece in Europe dominating and shaping present perceptions of the classical past.

By relocating past the dominant views at the Greek previous, this edited quantity shifts cognizance to the methods this earlier has been developed, played, (ab)used, Hellenized, canonized, and finally decolonized and re-imagined. For the members, re-imagining the earlier is a chance to seriously study and interact imaginatively with a variety of ways. Chapters discover either the position of antiquity in texts and validated cultural practices and its renowned, fabric and daily uses,
charting the transition within the learn of the reception of antiquity in sleek Greek tradition from an emphasis at the continuity of the prior to the popularity of its diversity.

Incorporating a few chapters which undertake a comparative standpoint, the amount re-imagines Greek antiquity and invitations the reader to examine different makes use of and articulations of the previous either in and out of doors Greece, starting from literature to schooling, and from politics to photography.

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Antiquity has frequently been perceived because the resource of Greece's glossy achievements, in addition to its frustrations, with the continuity among old and glossy Greek tradition and the legacy of classical Greece in Europe dominating and shaping present perceptions of the classical earlier. by means of relocating past the dominant views at the Greek prior, this edited quantity shifts realization to the methods this previous has been built, played, (ab)used, Hellenized, canonized, and eventually decolonized and re-imagined.

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