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Out of Athens

The New Ancient Greeks

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$21.00 • £16.95 • €19.00

ISBN 9780674064072

Publication Date: 04/02/2012


256 pages


If we are now part of an increasingly global culture, it behooves us to see Greek and Roman civilizations in a globalist light. DuBois calls on classical specialists to be tolerant of the inadequate grasp ‘crucial, influential, contemporary theorists’ may have of ancient languages and technical scholarship, and to be open to their perspectives on the past, including their productive misreadings. And she demonstrates to all readers, without using mathemes, the important insights to be gained by such new ways of looking at classical culture and history.—Tom Palaima, The Times Higher Education Supplement

This is a book that should be in the hands of every classicist and serious student of civilization—‘Western’ or otherwise.—Thomas Habinek, University of Southern California

Page duBois’s fascinating new book seeks to push beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline (still) called ‘Classics.’ It is an exceptionally learned and sophisticated piece of work.—Phiroze Vasunia, University of Reading