By Simon Goldhill
How did the Victorians interact with the traditional international? Victorian tradition and Classical Antiquity is a superb exploration of the way the traditional worlds of Greece and Rome prompted Victorian tradition. via Victorian artwork, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and wish, the politics of tradition, and the function of faith in society have been thought of and debated in the course of the Victorian obsession with antiquity.
Victorian paintings, Goldhill demonstrates how wish and sexuality, fairly anxieties approximately male hope, have been represented and communicated via classical imagery. Probing into operas of the interval, Goldhill addresses principles of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. and during fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels concerning the Roman Empire--he discusses faith and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity started to lose dominance over the innovative stance of Victorian technological know-how and research. Rediscovering a few nice forgotten works and reframing a few extra regularly occurring ones, the e-book deals striking insights into how the Victorian feel of antiquity and our feel of the Victorians got here into being.
With quite a lot of examples and tales, Victorian tradition and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how curiosity within the classical earlier formed nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a different position in Victorian culture.
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