Topics in the Hellenic Tradition: Hellenisms

Since the 18th century, intellectuals and poets have turned to Greece in a movement which may be seen as idealizing or decadent, nostalgic or radical. What defines a particular style as Greek or Hellenizing and what motivates its adoption? To what extent is Hellenism also a reflection on a culture's relationship to itself? How is Hellenism articulated in and through the different arts, and is an aesthetic Hellenism always also a political Hellenism? In this seminar we think about these questions through readings of a range of thinkers and writers, paying special attention to "Hellenist" movements within Greece itself.
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009252
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529
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529