British Classics Outside England : The Academy and Beyond

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British Classics Outside England : The Academy and Beyond by Hallett, Judith P., 9781602580121
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  • ISBN: 9781602580121 | 160258012X
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/15/2008
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The essays in this informative book explore the impact of British classicsathe study of Greco-Roman antiquity, with an emphasis on the classical Latin and Greek languagesabeyond the borders of England itself, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: inside the academy as specialized scholarship and teaching, outside the academy as a mode of social and cultural formation. Not only did British classics permeate England; they brought English values to Scotland, Wales, and America as well. Far into the twentieth century, to learn classics athe Oxbridge waya was to cloak oneself in the mantle of a gentlemanaeven when the agentlemana was a woman.
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