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The Shadow of the ParthenonStudies in Ancient History and Literature$
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Peter Green

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255074

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255074.001.0001

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The Conservative Romantics

The Conservative Romantics

1 The Conservative Romantics
The Shadow of the Parthenon

Peter Green

University of California Press

This chapter explores Prof. N.G.L. Hammond' the History of Greece, first published just over a decade ago and since purged of some of its wilder flights of fancy in its second edition. It observes that, paradoxically, despite his up-to-date knowledge—including his familiarity with the language and topography of modern Greece in peace and war—Professor Hammond remains a kind of High Tory Hellenist, and his work a good deal more reactionary in tone than the third edition of Bury. The chapter notes that the first thing that is bound to strike the reader is Hammond's scale of values, as demonstrated quantitatively in the space which he allots to various topics; the second is the overall planning by chapters. It observes that Hammond, like Bury and his predecessors, tucks away such matters as art, religion, philosophy, and literature in rather perfunctory chapters on their own—a habit which still exercises its lure on the historian of antiquity, despite persistent criticism over many years.

Keywords:   Prof. N.G.L. Hammond, History of Greece, High Tory Hellenist, Bury, historian, antiquity

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