British Classics Outside England

British Classics Outside England

The Academy and Beyond

Edited by Judith P. Hallett and Christopher Stray

230 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781602580121
  • Published: December 2008

$19.95

BUY
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781602583337
  • Published: November 2011

$19.95

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The essays in this informative book explore the impact of British classics--the study of Greco-Roman antiquity, with an emphasis on the classical Latin and Greek languages--beyond the borders of England itself, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: inside the academy as specialized scholarship and teaching, outside the academy as a mode of social and cultural formation. Not only did British classics permeate England; they brought English values to Scotland, Wales, and America as well. Far into the twentieth century, to learn classics "the Oxbridge way" was to cloak oneself in the mantle of a gentleman--even when the "gentleman" was a woman.