Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in by Miriam Leonard

By Miriam Leonard

Classical Presences
Series Editors: Lorna Hardwick, Professor of Classical reviews, Open collage, and James I. Porter, Professor of Greek, Latin, and Comparative Literature, college of Michigan

The texts, principles, photographs, and fabric tradition of old Greece and Rome have regularly been an important to makes an attempt to suitable the prior so one can authenticate the current. They underlie the mapping of switch and the statement and difficult of values and identities, previous and new. Classical Presences brings the most recent scholarship to endure at the contexts, concept, and perform of such use, and abuse, of the classical past.

Athens in Paris explores the ways that the writings of the traditional Greeks performed a decisive half in shaping the highbrow initiatives of structuralism and post-structuralism--arguably the main major currents of considered the post-war period. Miriam Leonard argues that thinkers in post-war France became to the instance of Athenian democracy of their debates over the function of political subjectivity and moral selection within the lifetime of the trendy citizen. The authors she investigates, who comprise Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, and Vernant, have had an incalculable impression at the course of classical experiences over the past thirty years, yet classicists have not begun to provide due realization to the the most important position of the traditional international within the improvement in their philosophy.

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