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Published: 30 July 2009

360 Pages | 51 in-text illustrations


ISBN: 9780199572908

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The Nation and its Ruins

Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece

Yannis Hamilakis

Classical Presences

  • Winner of the 2009 Edmund Keeley Book Prize
  • The first investigation of the production and use in Greece of the material, as opposed to the simply literary, classical past
  • Explores a number of currently contested issues on the nature of national imagination, and the properties, agency, and power of materiality