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Victorian culture and classical antiquity : art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity / Simon Goldhill.

Author/creator Goldhill, Simon
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoPrinceton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Descriptionviii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series Martin classical lectures
Martin classical lectures. ^A15932
Contents The art of reception: J.W. Waterhouse and the painting of desire in Victorian Britain -- The touch of Sappho -- Who killed Chevalier Gluck? -- Wagner's Greeks: the politics of Hellenism -- For God and empire -- Virgins, lions, and honest pluck -- Only connect!
Abstract Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity is an exploration of how the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and desire, the politics of culture, and the role of religion in society were considered and debated through the Victorian obsession with antiquity. --from publisher description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2010049711
ISBN9780691149844 (acid-free paper)
ISBN0691149844 (acid-free paper)

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