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Introduction

Lowe, D. and Shahabudin, K. (2009) Introduction. In: Lowe, D. and Shahabudin, K. (eds.) Classics for all: reworking antiquity in mass culture. Cambridge Scholars Press, ix-xviii. ISBN 9781443801201

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Abstract/Summary

Lying at its core, antiquity has saturated Western culture so thoroughly as to be present everywhere, and it is continually revealing itself in new ways. The aspects of the ancient world which we imitate, ridicule, fantasise about, shudder at or privilege tell us who we are—as they always have. As long as our culture continues to evolve, there will always be new things to be learned about its ancient Greek and Roman heritage. Classics For All invites both academic (from a variety of disciplines) and non-academic readers to take a fresh look at the ancient world as inspiration in mass culture.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:6977
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Press

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