Hellenisms : culture, identity, and ethnicity from antiquity to modernity / edited by Katerina Zacharia.

  • Aldershot, England : Ashgate 2008
Physical description
1 online resource (xvi, 473 pages.)
  • 9781315253442
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-456) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Specialized.
  • Herodotus' four markers of Greek identity / Katerina Zacharia -- Greek identity in the Archaic and Classical periods / Simon Hornblower -- Greek identity in the Hellenistic period / Stanley Burstein -- Graecia Capta : the confrontation between Greek and Roman identity / Ronald Mellor -- Hellenic Identity, Romanitas, and Christianity in Byzantium / Claudia Rapp -- Philhellenism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism / Glenn Most -- Philhellenic promises and Hellenic visions : Korais and the discourses of the Enlightenment / Olga Augustinos -- Hellenism and the making of modern Greece : time, language, space / Antonis Liakos -- The quest for Hellenism : religion, nationalism, and collective identities in Greece, 1453-1913 / Dimitris Livanios -- Dreams of treasure : temporality, historicization, and the unconscious / Charles Stewart -- Cultural difference as national identity in modern Greece / Peter Mackridge -- "Reel" Hellenisms : perceptions of Greece in Greek cinema / Katerina Zacharia -- Against cultural loss : immigration, life history, and the enduring "vernacular" / Yiorgos Anagnostou -- Greek-American identity : what women's handwork tells us / Artemis Leontis.
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  • Abstract: The volume casts a fresh look at the multifaceted expressions of diachronic Hellenisms. A distinguished interdisciplinary group of historians, classicists, anthropologists, ethnographers, cultural studies, and comparative literature scholars contribute original essays exploring Greek ethnicity from 750 BCE to 2005CE. Given the scarcity of books on diachronic Hellenism in the English-speaking world, the publication of this volume represents nothing less than a breakthrough. The book provides a valuable forum to reflect on Hellenism, and is certain to generate further academic interest in the topic. The specific contribution of this volume consists in the fact that it sets out to offer a much-needed public dialogue between disparate voices, and explores a variety of different Hellenisms and in the process proves this very possibility of 'polyphony'.Topics explored range from European Philhellenism to Hellenic Hellenism, from Athens 2004 Olympics to Greek film, from a psychoanalytical engagement with anthropological material to a subtle ethnographic analysis of Greek-American women's material culture. The introduction and the afterword constructively contextualize this interdisciplinary dialogue on Hellenism, explore its potential for the reader, and map future research directions. The readership envisaged is both academic and non-specialist; with this aim in mind, all quotations from ancient and modern sources in foreign languages have been translated into English.

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