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British classics outside England : the academy and beyond /
Judith P. Hallett, Christopher Stray, editors.
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Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2009.
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vi, 229 p.
ISBN
160258012X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781602580121 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2009.
isbn
160258012X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781602580121 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
The democratic intellect preserved : Scotland and the classics 1826-1836 / Mick Morris -- Classics and Welsh cultural identity in the nineteenth century / Ceri Davies -- Kathleen Freeman : an apostle and evangelist for classical Greece / Eleanor Irwin -- Greek, Latin and the Indian civil service / Phiroze Vasunia -- Politics and scholarship : Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and nineteenth-century British classics / Ward Briggs -- Grace Harriet Macurdy : the role of British classics in the self-fashioning of an American woman scholar / Barbara F. McManus -- J.A.K. Thomson and classical reception studies : American influences and 'classical influences' / Barbara F. McManus -- The anglicizing way : Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) and the twentieth-century transformation of classics in the USA / Judith P. Hallett.
general note
Based on papers presented at a conference held June 2005 in Hay-on-Wye.
catalogue key
6721492
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Explores how the study of classics spread English values in the British Empire and beyond.
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British Classics Outside England contributes to a rich investigation of the intersecting histories of scholarship, politics, gender, and cultural identity. -Lorna Hardwick, Director - Reception of Classical Texts Research Project, The Open University
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'British Classics Outside England' examines the role of classics on both sides of the Atlantic. The text explores the study of Greco-Roman antiquity during the 19th and 20th centuries, inside the academy as specialised scholarship and teaching, as well as outside the academy as a mode of social and cultural formation.
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The essays in this informative book explore the impact of British classicsathe study of Greco-Roman antiquity, with an emphasis on the classical Latin and Greek languagesabeyond the borders of England itself, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: inside the academy as specialized scholarship and teaching, outside the academy as a mode of social and cultural formation. Not only did British classics permeate England; they brought English values to Scotland, Wales, and America as well. Far into the twentieth century, to learn classics athe Oxbridge waya was to cloak oneself in the mantle of a gentlemanaeven when the agentlemana was a woman.
Main Description
The essays in this informative book explore the impact of British classics--the study of Greco-Roman antiquity, with an emphasis on the classical Latin and Greek languages--beyond the borders of England itself, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: inside the academy as specialized scholarship and teaching, outside the academy as a mode of social and cultural formation. Not only did British classics permeate England; they brought English values to Scotland, Wales, and America as well. Far into the twentieth century, to learn classics "the Oxbridge way" was to cloak oneself in the mantle of a gentleman--even when the "gentleman" was a woman.
Main Description
The essays in this informative book explore the impact of British classics -- the study of Greco-Roman antiquity, with an emphasis on the classical Latin and Greek languages -- beyond the borders of England itself, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: inside the academy as specialised scholarship and teaching, outside the academy as a mode of social and cultural formation. Not only did British classics permeate England; they brought English values to Scotland, Wales, and America as well. Far into the twentieth century, to learn classics "the Oxbridge way" was to cloak oneself in the mantle of a gentleman -- even when the "gentleman" was a woman.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
British Classics Outside England: Scotland, Wales, and the Empire
The Democratic Intellect Preserved: Scotland and the Classics 1826-1836p. 13
Classics and Welsh Cultural Identity in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 35
Kathleen Freeman: An Apostle and Evangelist for Classical Greecep. 49
Greek, Latin, and the Indian Civil Servicep. 61
The Impact of British Classics in the United States
Politics and Scholarship: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and Nineteenth-Century British Classicsp. 97
Grace Harriet Macurdy: The Role of British Classics in the Self-Fashioning of an American Woman Scholarp. 111
J. A. K. Thomson and Classical Reception Studies: American Influences and "Classical Influences"p. 129
"The Anglicizing Way": Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) and the Twentieth-Century Transformation of Classics in the U.S.A.p. 149
Notesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 223
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