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New Directions in Classics Series

In the last generation Classics has changed almost beyond recognition. The subject as taught thirty years ago involved enormous concentration on just two periods: 5th century Athens and late Republican Rome. There was no reception, virtually no study of women or popular culture, and little attention given to late antiquity. Today, Classics at its best again has an unusually broad interdisciplinary scope, and reaches out to the arts and humanities generally as well as beyond. It is just such a ‘New Classics’ that this exciting series seeks to promote – an open-minded Classics committed to debate and dialogue, with a leading role in the humanities; a Classics neither antiquarian nor crudely presentist; a Classics of the present, but also of the future. New Directions in Classics seeks to do something fresh, and showcase the work of writers who are setting new agendas, working at the frontiers of the subject. It aims for a wide readership amongst all those, both within the academy and outside, who want to engage seriously with ideas.

Edited by Duncan F. Kennedy and Charles Martindale, University of Bristol.

Published in association with the Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition.

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