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10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’

10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0010
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9780192853851
‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ is based on the term coined by Pope Clement IX in the 17th century, who found inspiration from Virgil's ‘Arcadian’ Eclogues. Its story tells of death and paradise and ... More
1. The Visit

1. The Visit  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0001
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‘The Visit’ explains what is meant by ‘Classics’ using a visit to the British Museum and the frieze from the Apollo Temple at Bassae. Classics is a subject that exists in that gap between ... More
5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0005
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‘Beneath the Surface’ considers more detailed thoughts on the construction of such monuments as the Apollo Temple at Bassae and the various society conditions that made the building ... More
2. On Site

2. On Site  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0002
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9780192853851
‘On Site’ describes the nineteenth-century exploration of Greece and the connections to Rome. The rediscovery of Greece was, in a way, the rediscovery of the origins of western culture as a ... More
3. Being There

3. Being There  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192853851
‘Being There’ experience Classics in the light of what previous generations have said, thought, and written about the ancient world. But the differences lie, even more strikingly, in the ... More
7. The Art of Reconstruction

7. The Art of Reconstruction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0007
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9780192853851
‘The Art of Reconstruction’ shows that part of Classics is the piecing together of scattered fragments to give an idea of what the whole once was like and what it meant. It is largely ... More
Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Classics: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.001.0001
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book
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9780192853851
We are all Classicists. We come into touch with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences ... More
4. A Guide in Hand

4. A Guide in Hand  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0004
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9780192853851
‘A Guide in Hand’ shows how the survival of Classical works is both a matter of chance and dependent on the whole history of Classics and its changing interests and priorities, from the ... More
8. The Greatest Show on Earth

8. The Greatest Show on Earth  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853851
‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ shows how the opposition between nature and culture runs right through Classics. The tragedies of Sophocles, already classics in the fourth century, played a ... More

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