The Culture of Classicism
Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910
By (author) Caroline Winterer
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Culture of Classicism by Caroline Winterer
Book DescriptionDebates 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 university and modern notions of selfhood and knowledge without an appreciation for the role of classicism in their creation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801878893
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Caroline Winterer
American Enlightenments, Hardback (January 2017)
A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War
Mirror of Antiquity, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Caroline Winterer
In The Mirror of Antiquity, Caroline Winterer uncovers the lost world of American women's classicism during its glory days from the eighteenth through the nineteenth centuries.
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Author Biography - Caroline Winterer
Caroline Winterer is an assistant professor at Stanford University. She is also the author of the book, The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition,1750-1900 (Cornell University Press, 2007).
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