Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Postwar French Thought

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CLASSICAL PRESENCES

The texts, ideas, images, and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome have always been crucial to attempts to appropriate the past in order to authenticate the present. They underlie the mapping of change and the assertion and challenging 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.

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Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Postwar French Thought
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Classical Presences i
  • Classical Presences ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Table of Contents ix
  • Note on Translations x
  • Introduction: 'Nous Autres Grecs'1 1
  • 1 - Oedipus and the Political Subject 22
  • 2 - Antigone between Ethics and Politics 96
  • 3 - Socrates and the Analytic City 157
  • Epilogue: Reception and the Political 216
  • References 232
  • Index 255
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