Classics and Irish Politics: Introduction

Isabelle Torrance, Donncha O'Rourke

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Abstract

This chapter provides a contextualized overview of the contents of the book Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016. Rather than summarizing each chapter in order of appearance and according to the subsections of the volume, the introduction draws alternative thematic connections across the different chapters. Strands of interpretation include: the different political implications of Irish authors identifying with Greece, Rome, or indeed Carthage; the imperial contexts of neoclassical architecture; pivotal figures such as Patrick Pearse, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney; the significance of the Irish Literary Revival and the Irish language; classical reception vs. the classical tradition as a theoretical framework; the Classics in Irish education.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelClassics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016
RedaktørerIsabelle Torrance, Donncha O'Rourke
Antal sider25
UdgivelsesstedOxford
ForlagOxford University Press
Publikationsdatonov. 2020
Sider1-23
ISBN (Trykt)9780198864486
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780198864486
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2020

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