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‘I love this land of Greece above all else. It has the colour of my heart’: The Greek Landscape of the German Soul

Constanze Güthenke

in Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231850
eISBN:
9780191716188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231850.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The second chapter asks how, through aesthetic discourse, Greek reality (material, geographical, climatic) signified as a foil for individual and national reflection. It first examines examples of ... More


The Ambivalence of Nature: Poetry for the New Greek State

Constanze Güthenke

in Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231850
eISBN:
9780191716188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231850.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the context for evaluating Greek Romantic poetry of the first decade of statehood, especially in the so-called Athenian School. It offers readings of works by Alexandros Rizos ... More


Between Idyll and Abyss: The Greek Land, as seen from the Ionian Islands

Constanze Güthenke

in Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231850
eISBN:
9780191716188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231850.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Here I turn to the vantage point of two writers of the Ionian Islands (until the 1860s outside the territorial confines of the new Greek state). Although both are considered ‘national’ poets in the ... More


Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Martin M. Winkler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book deals with the mythical and ideological afterlife of the historical facts concerning Arminius the Cheruscan, commonly called Hermann in German. Arminius inflicted one of their most ... More


Postcards from Metaxas’ Greece: The Uses of Classical Antiquity in Tourism Photography*

Katerina Zacharia

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines tourist postcards/periodicals within the framework of classical reception studies. My historical focus, Metaxas’ dictatorship, represents an era in which official discourse ... More


The University of Athens and Greek Antiquity (1837–1937)

Vangelis Karamanolakis

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The University of Athens played a decisive role in forming the modern Greek conception of Greek antiquity and the way it was perceived by the general public. This chapter attempts to explore the ... More


Dead Archaeologists, Buried Gods: Archaeology as an Agent of Modernity in Greece*

Dimitris Plantzos

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Archaeology, both as an academic discipline and as a state institution, has been an essential nation-building, identity-forging agent in Greece since the nineteenth century. However, this is all but ... More


Arminius in National Socialism

Martin M. Winkler

in Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Arminius’ importance in this period has long been controversial. This chapter offers a new evaluation of multiple evidence and argues that the Liberator myth was more prominent than often assumed. It ... More


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