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Out of Athens [PDF / EPUB] Out of Athens The iconoclast of Classics, Page duBois refuses to act as border patrol for a sometimes fiercely protected traditional discipline Instead, she incorporates insights from postcolonial, psychoanalytic, The iconoclast of Classics, Page duBois refuses to act as border patrol for a sometimes fiercely protected traditional discipline Instead, she incorporates insights from Out of Kindle - postcolonial, psychoanalytic, and postmodern theories into her nuanced close readings of ancient Greek texts Contemporary theory and ancient texts are mutually transformed in the process Out of Athens sets ancient Greek culture next to the global ancient world of Vedic India, the Han dynasty in China, and the empires that survived Alexander the Great DuBois also extends the range of classical studies through illuminating transhistorical juxtapositions ancients brush elbows with Colette as she performs as a mummy at the Moulin Rouge, or with Kirk Douglas as he appears on the silver screen as Spartacus She reads the poetry of Sappho, the tattooed body of the sage Epimenides, as well as Athenian tragedy, Buddhist texts set in a post Alexandrian Bactria, alongside the work of Judith Butler and Alain Badiou Page duBois establishes a daring agenda for the next generation of Classicists and, for both the intimate friend of Greek texts and the freshly arrived reader, makes ancient Greeks new.


15 thoughts on “Out of Athens

  1. says:

    Even before I finished reading the prologue, I had already found this book to be the antithesis of everything I care about, believe in, and have based my career and life on This book s premises are anathema, except for the rare commonsense observation like, for example, that classicists tend to privilege classical Greek and Roman civilizations above others I would not recommend this book to those who favor the Classics, and tend to place it in the same category as Bernal s Black Athena .


  2. says:

    Arguing for the broader appreciation of classical texts as connected to a larger world, duBois highlights the continuing meaning of Spartacus from Rosa Luxemburg to Kirk Douglas, the Orestia as public political theater, the influence of cross Central Asian Buddhist and Hindu connections to the Tattoos of Epimenides, Nelson Mandela s performance of Creon in prison, the duty of historical writing to Chinese and Athenian civil servants and the Hellenistic world of the New Testament.


  3. says:

    Ugh Academic gobbledy gook Couldn t get through than a chapter or two Honestly, once we started deconstructing and theorizing, I couldn t understand a thing she was trying to say Prose to put a hyena into a stupor.


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