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Published: 16 May 2017

352 Pages | 1 black-and-white illustration

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198767107

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The Irish Classical Self

Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Laurie O'Higgins

Classical Presences

  • Draws on under-examined Irish language sources with the aid of clear translations to facilitate insight into the mentalities of non-elite individuals of the period
  • Investigates the legend of the Irish classical hedge schools with recourse to a wide array of administrative and narrative sources
  • Examines the role of Greek and Latin learning as part of a larger, more complex and nuanced, story of language interaction in Ireland
  • Presents rigorous yet accessible cross-disciplinary analysis across the fields of classics, classical reception, Irish history, and the history of education