Culture and discipline: Classics and society in Victorian England

@article{Stray1996CultureAD,
  title={Culture and discipline: Classics and society in Victorian England},
  author={Christopher A. Stray},
  journal={International Journal of the Classical Tradition},
  year={1996},
  volume={3},
  pages={77-85}
}
  • Christopher A. Stray
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of the Classical Tradition
  • This article deals with the uses of classical antiquity in 19th-century England, which is approached as a specific variant of a general phenomenon—the use of the past to generate metaphoric exemplars in the present. The era of Victorian Hellenism opens and closes with social and cultural crises. The first inaugurated a society which was predicated on the autonomous individual, not on stable groups; the second involved the erosion of the power of a noble-bourgeois elite under the pressures of… CONTINUE READING
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