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Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars : Antiquity to the Third Millennium - Emma Bridges

Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars

Antiquity to the Third Millennium

By: Emma Bridges (Editor), Edith Hall (Editor), P. J. Rhodes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2007
ISBN: 9780199279678
Number Of Pages: 462

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Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars addresses the huge impact on subsequent culture made by the wars fought between ancient Persia and Greece in the early fifth century BC. It brings together sixteen interdisciplinary essays, mostly by classical scholars, on individual trends within the reception of this period of history, extending from the wars' immediate impact on ancient Greek history to their reception in literature and thought both in antiquity and in the post-Renaisssance world. Extensively illustrated and accessibly written, with a detailed Introduction and bibliographies, this book will interest historians, classicists, and students of both comparative and modern literatures.

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`...one must applaud a number of fine contributions among the sixteen essays...' Victor Davis Hanson, TLS

Archetypal Theme 1: The Editors: Introduction 2: P. J. Rhodes: The impact of the Persian Wars on classical Greece 3: Johannes Haubold: Xerxes' Homer 4: Deborah Boedeker: The view from Eleusis: Demeter in the Persian Wars Ancient Variations 5: Christopher Rowe: Plato and the Persian Wars 6: John Marincola: The Persian Wars in fourth-century oratory and historiography 7: Philip Hardie: Images of the Persian Wars in Rome 8: Christopher Pelling: De malignitate Plutarchi: Plutarch, Herodotus, and the Persian Wars Renaissance and Enlightenment Rediscovery 9: Edith Hall: Aeschylus' Persians via the Ottoman Empire to Saddam Hussein 10: David Kimbell: Operatic variations on an Episode at the Hellespont 11: Ian Macgregor Morris: Shrines of the mighty: rediscovering the battlefields of the Persian Wars Nationhood and Identity 12: Tim Rood: From Marathon to Waterloo: Byron, battle monuments, and the Persian Wars 13: Gonda Van Steen: Enacting history and patriotic myth: Aeschylus' Persians on the eve of the Greek War of Independence 14: Alexandra Lianeri: The Persian Wars as the `origin' of historiography: ancient and modern orientalism in George Grote's History of Greece 15: Clemence Schultze: `People like us' in the face of history: Cormon's Les Vainquers de Salamine Leonidas in the Twentieth Century 16: David Levene: Xerxes goes to Hollywood 17: Emma Bridges: The guts and the glory: Pressfield's Spartans at the Gates of Fire

ISBN: 9780199279678
ISBN-10: 0199279675
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.93