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Author Davies, Rachel Bryant, author
Title Troy, Carthage and the Victorians : the drama of classical ruins in the nineteenth-century imagination / Rachel Bryant Davies
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PR468.C6 D257 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001294115
Descript xix, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
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Note Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--University of Cambridge, 2011
Includes bibliographical references and index
Playful, popular visions of Troy and Carthage, backdrops to the Iliad and Aeneid's epic narratives, shine the spotlight on antiquity's starring role in nineteenth-century culture. This is the story of how these ruined cities inspired bold reconstructions of the Trojan War and its aftermath, how archaeological discoveries in the Troad and North Africa sparked dramatic debates, and how their ruins were exploited to conceptualise problematic relationships between past, present and future. Rachel Bryant Davies breaks new ground in the afterlife of classical antiquity by revealing more complex and less constrained interaction with classical knowledge across a broader social spectrum than yet understood, drawing upon methodological developments from disciplines such as history of science and theatre history in order to do so. She also develops a thorough critical framework for understanding classical burlesque and engages in in-depth analysis of a toy-theatre production
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Troy (Extinct city) -- In literature
Trojan War -- Literature and the war
Carthage (Extinct city) -- In literature
English literature -- Classical influences
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