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South Africa, Greece, Rome: Classical Confrontations

Editat de Grant Parker
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 31 Aug 2017
How have ancient Greece and Rome intersected with South African histories? This book canvasses architecture, literature, visual arts and historical memory. Some of the most telling manifestations of classical reception in South Africa have been indirect, for example neo-classical architecture or retellings of mythical stories. Far from being the mere handmaiden of colonialism (and later apartheid), classical antiquity has enabled challenges to the South African establishment, and provided a template for making sense of cross-cultural encounters. Though access to classical education has been limited, many South Africans, black and white, have used classical frames of reference and drawn inspiration from the ancient Greeks and Romans. While classical antiquity may seem antithetical to post-apartheid notions of heritage, it deserves to be seen in this light. Museums, historical sites and artworks, up to the present day, reveal juxtapositions in which classical themes are integrated into South African pasts.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781107100817
ISBN-10: 110710081X
Pagini: 566
Ilustrații: 162 b/w illus. 3 tables
Dimensiuni: 174 x 247 x 30 mm
Greutate: 1.32 kg
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Cuprins

1. The Azanian Muse: classicism in unexpected places Grant Parker; Part I. Conceiving Empire: 2. 'Poetry in pidgin': notes on the persistence of classicism in the architecture of Johannesburg Federico Freschi; 3. Cecil John Rhodes, the classics, and imperialism John Hilton; 4. The 'Mediterranean' Cape: reconstructing an ethos Peter Merrington; Part II. Conceiving the Nation: 5. 'Copy nothing': classical ideals and Afrikaner ideologies at the Voortrekker Monument Elizabeth Rankin and Rolf Michael Schneider; 6. Greeks, Romans, and Volks-education in the Afrikaner Kinderensiklopedie Philip R. Bosman; Part III. Law, Virtue and Truth-Telling: 7. A competing discourse on empire Jonathan Allen; 8. After Cicero: legal thought from antiquity to the New Constitution Deon H. van Zyl; Part IV. Cultures of Collecting: 9. Museum space and displacement: collecting classical antiquities in South Africa Samantha Masters; 10. Antique casts for a colonial gallery: the Beit bequest of classical statuary to Cape Town Anna Tietze; 11. Cecil Rhodes as a reader of the classics: the Groote Schuur collection David Wardle; Part V. Boundary Crossers: 12. 'You are people like these Romans were!': D. D. T. Jabavu of Fort Hare Jo-Marie Claassen; 13. Benjamin Farrington and the science of the swerve John Atkinson; 14. Athens and apartheid: Mary Renault and classics in South Africa Nikolai Endres; 15. Antiquity's undertone: classical resonances in the poetry of Douglas Livingstone Kathleen M. Coleman; Part VI. After Apartheid: 16. Bacchus at Kirstenbosch: reflections of a play director Roy Sargeant; 17. The reception of the Electra myth in Yaël Farber's Molora Elke Steinmeyer; 18. Classical heritage? By the way of an afterword Grant Parker.