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Culture of Classicism Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910

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ISBN-10: 0801878896

ISBN-13: 9780801878893

Edition: 2002

Authors: Caroline Winterer

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Debates continue to rage over whether American university students should be required to master a common core of knowledge. In The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780--1910, Caroline Winterer traces the emergence of the classical model that became standard in the American curriculum in the nineteenth century and now lies at the core of contemporary controversies. By closely examining university curricula and the writings of classical scholars, Winterer demonstrates how classics was transformed from a narrow, language-based subject to a broader study of civilization, persuasively arguing that we cannot understand both the rise of the American…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 4/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.56" wide x 9.13" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Antiquity in the New Nation
The Rise of Greece
From Words to Worlds, 1820-1870
Classical Civilization Consecrated, 1870-1910
Scholarship Versus Culture, 1870-1910
Epilogue
Notes
Works Cited
Index