South Africa, Greece, Rome South Africa, Greece, Rome

South Africa, Greece, Rome

Classical Confrontations

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Publisher Description

How have ancient Greece and Rome intersected with South African histories? This book canvasses architecture, literature, visual arts and historical memory. Some of the most telling manifestations of classical reception in South Africa have been indirect, for example neo-classical architecture or retellings of mythical stories. Far from being the mere handmaiden of colonialism (and later apartheid), classical antiquity has enabled challenges to the South African establishment, and provided a template for making sense of cross-cultural encounters. Though access to classical education has been limited, many South Africans, black and white, have used classical frames of reference and drawn inspiration from the ancient Greeks and Romans. While classical antiquity may seem antithetical to post-apartheid notions of heritage, it deserves to be seen in this light. Museums, historical sites and artworks, up to the present day, reveal juxtapositions in which classical themes are integrated into South African pasts.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2017
29 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
837
Pages
PUBLISHER
Cambridge University Press
SELLER
Cambridge University Press
SIZE
101.7
MB

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