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Waking the Dead—Greece as an Ideal and an Exemplar

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of Hellenomania, or Greekomania, as it occurred within Western European culture. The imaginary Greece and Greeks were Europe’s longed-for image, with which it ... More


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