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Month: March 2024

Review of Review of 'Classical Controversies'

Review of Kim Beerden and Timo Epping (eds) Classical Controversies: Reception of Greco-Roman Antiquity in the Twenty-First Century (Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2022), Journal of Anthropological Research 80 (1), 2024, 98-9.

Classics is often bedevilled by the need to assert its ‘relevance’ to the modern world. This timely and thought-provoking collection of essays demonstrates that the stakes of such ‘relevance’ can be all too high when the contemporary appropriations of antiquity in question often fuel extreme right-wing political agendas.Read more...