Attempts to receive the texts, images, and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome inevitably run the risk of appropriating the past in order to authenticate the present. Exploring the ways in which the classical past has been mapped over the centuries allows us to trace the avowal and disavowal of values and identities, old and new. Classical Presences brings the latest scholarship to bear on the contexts, theory, and practice of such use, and abuse, of the classical past.
Laura Eastlake, Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity - Shortlisted for the University English Prize Su Fang Ng, Alexander the Great from Britainto Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance - Winner of the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize from the Renaissance Society of America Anna-Maria Hartmann, English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650 - Winner of the 2019 Roland H. Bainton Prize in Literature J. Alison Rosenblitt, E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza - Joint Winner of the 2018 First Book Award, Classical Association of the Midwest and South Tessa Roynon, Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture - Winner of the 2015 Toni Morrison Book Prize for the Best Single-Authored Book Maggie Kilgour, Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid - Winner of the 2012 James Holly Hanford Book Award of the Milton Society of America Yannis Hamilakis, The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece - Winner of the 2009 Edmund Keeley Book Prize and Shortlisted for the Runciman Prize 2007
General Editors: Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter