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Readership: Scholars and students of classics; of history, especially modern British history and the history of the British Empire.
Edited by Mark Bradley, Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Nottingham
Mark Bradley: Introduction
I. Classical Scholarship and Imperial Hegemonies
1: Kostas Vlassopoulos: Imperial encounters: discourses on empire and the uses of ancient history during the eighteenth century
2: Rama Mantena: Imperial ideology and the uses of Rome in discourses on Britain's Indian Empire
II. Classics and the Superior Race
3: Margaret Williamson: 'The mirror-shield of knowledge': classicizing the West Indies
4: Debbie Challis: 'The ablest race': the ancient Greeks in Victorian racial theory
III. Empire and the Classical Text
5: Mark Bradley: Tacitus' Agricola and the conquest of Britain: representations of Empire in Victorian and Edwardian England
6: David Fearn: Imperialist fragmentation and the discovery of Bacchylides
IV. Decline and Danger
7: Adam Rogers & Richard Hingley: Edward Gibbon and Francis Haverfield: the traditions of imperial decline
8: Emma Reisz: Classics, race, and Edwardian anxieties about empire
V. Relocating the Classical
9: Abhishek Kaicker: Visions of modernity in revisions of the past: Altaf Hussain Hali and the 'Legacy of the Greeks'
10: Margaret Malamud: Translatio Imperii: America as the New Rome c.1900
Phiroze Vasunia: Envoi