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By Miriam Leonard

Classical Presences
Series Editors: Lorna Hardwick, Professor of Classical experiences, Open college, and James I. Porter, Professor of Greek, Latin, and Comparative Literature, college of Michigan

The texts, rules, photos, and fabric tradition of historical Greece and Rome have continually been an important to makes an attempt to acceptable the earlier as a way to authenticate the current. They underlie the mapping of swap and the statement and demanding of values and identities, previous and new. Classical Presences brings the most recent scholarship to undergo at the contexts, thought, and perform of such use, and abuse, of the classical past.

Athens in Paris explores the ways that the writings of the traditional Greeks performed a decisive half in shaping the highbrow initiatives of structuralism and post-structuralism--arguably the main major currents of considered the post-war period. Miriam Leonard argues that thinkers in post-war France became to the instance of Athenian democracy of their debates over the function of political subjectivity and moral selection within the lifetime of the fashionable citizen. The authors she investigates, who contain Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, and Vernant, have had an incalculable effect at the path of classical reviews during the last thirty years, yet classicists haven't begun to offer due consciousness to the an important position of the traditional international within the improvement in their philosophy.

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