Publisher description for Classics in progress : essays on ancient Greece and Rome / edited by T.P. Wiseman.


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This intriguing collection of essays by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and new ways of exploring the experiences of the ancient world. Offering a wide variety of authorial style, the chapters range in subject matter from contemporary poets' exploitation of Greek and Latin authors, via newly discovered literary texts and art works, to modern arguments about ancient democracy and slavery, and close readings of the great poets and philosophers of antiquity.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Modern -- Greek influences.
Civilization, Modern -- Roman influences.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Civilization, Classical.
Rome -- Civilization.