The Resource Victorian culture and classical antiquity : art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity, Simon Goldhill, (electronic resource)

Victorian culture and classical antiquity : art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity, Simon Goldhill, (electronic resource)

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Victorian culture and classical antiquity : art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity
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Victorian culture and classical antiquity
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art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity
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Simon Goldhill
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eng
Summary
How did the Victorians engage with the ancient world? Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity is a brilliant exploration of how the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and desire, the politics of culture, and the role of religion in society were considered and debated through the Victorian obsession with antiquity. Looking at Victorian art, Goldhill demonstrates how desire and sexuality, particularly anxieties about male desire, were represented and communicated through classical imagery. Probing into operas of the period, Goldhill addresses ideas of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. And through fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels about the Roman Empire--he discusses religion and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity began to lose dominance over the progressive stance of Victorian science and investigation. Rediscovering some great forgotten works and reframing some more familiar ones, the book offers extraordinary insights into how the Victorian sense of antiquity and our sense of the Victorians came into being. With a wide range of examples and stories, Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how interest in the classical past shaped nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a unique place in Victorian culture
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Midwest
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Goldhill, Simon
Dewey number
941.081
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Martin classical lectures
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  • Electronic books
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Art, Victorian
  • Art, British
  • Opera
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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adult
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Victorian culture and classical antiquity : art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity, Simon Goldhill, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781400840076
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13282836
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MWT13282836
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Victorian culture and classical antiquity : art, opera, fiction, and the proclamation of modernity, Simon Goldhill, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400840076
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13282836
Publisher number
MWT13282836
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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