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The Victorians and ancient Greece / Richard Jenkyns.


Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1980.
ISBN 0674936868, 9780674936867

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Subjects Civilization -- Greek influences.
Civilization.
Grande-Bretagne -- Civilisation -- 19e siècle.
Grande-Bretagne -- Civilisation -- Influence grecque.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
Great Britain.
Griechenland (Altertum)
Grossbritannien.
Description xi, 386 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The origins of Hellenism -- The death of poetry -- Self-consciousness: Geography ; History -- The nineteenth-century background: The established order: Education ; Christianity and the Greeks ; Some Victorian attitudes: Rise and fall ; Discipleship ; Boswellism -- Tragedy -- George Eliot and the Greeks -- The consequences of sculpture -- The interpretation of Greece: The Greek language ; The Victorian vision of Greece ; The gods -- Homer and the Homeric ideal: Homer ; Athletics -- Plato: Pater's Plato and Platonism ; Plato's decline -- Change and decay: Turning points ; Sophocles and public order ; Education in the later nineteenth century ; The revolt against respectability ; Matters of morality ; Decadence -- Classical art in the later nineteenth century -- The empire and the war.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Greece
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5799635
(OCoLC)ocm05799635
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WorldCat Identities Jenkyns, Richard.
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