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Title Greek and Roman classics in the British struggle for social reform / edited by Henry Stead and Edith Hall
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
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Series Bloomsbury studies in Classical reception
Bloomsbury studies in classical reception.
Contents Radicalism and gradualism enmeshed: classics from the grass roots in the cultural politics of nineteenth-century Britain / Lorna Hardwick -- Coleridge's classicised politics: Heraclitus and the statesman's manual / Adam Roberts -- Swinish classics; or a conservative clash with cockney culture / Henry Stead -- The harmless impudence of a revolutionary: radical classics in 1850s London / Edmund Richardson -- Making it really new: Dickens versus the classics / Edith Hall -- Classics and social closure / Christopher Stray -- Hercules as a symbol of labour: a nineteenth-century class conflicted hero / Paula James -- Vulcan a "working-class" god? / Annie Ravenhill-Johnson -- Nature versus nurture: population decline and lessons from the ancient world / Sarah J. Butler -- The space of politics: classics, utopia, and the defence of order / Richard Alston -- Classically educated women in the early independent Labour Party / Edith Hall -- The Greeks of the WEA: realities and rhetorics in the first two decades / Barbara Goff -- Christopher Caudwell's Greek and Latin classics / Edith Hall -- Staging the Haitian revolution in London: Britain, the West Indies, and C.L.R. James's Toussaint Louverture / Justine McConnell -- Yesterday's men: labour's modernising lite from the 1960s to classical times / Michael Simpson
Summary Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform presents an original and carefully argued case for the importance of classical ideas, education and self-education in the personal development and activities of British social reformers in the 19th and first six decades of the 20th century. Usually drawn from the lower echelons of the middle class and the most aspirational artisanal and working-class circles, the prominent reformers, revolutionaries, feminists and educationalists of this era, far from regarding education in Latin and Greek as the preserve of the upper classes a
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Subject Classical literature -- Appreciation -- Great Britain.
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
Classical history / classical civilisation.
Classical literature -- Appreciation.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Social & cultural history.
Social conditions.
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Hall, Edith, 1959- editor.
Stead, Henry, editor.
ISBN 1472584279