Helen Roche, Ph.D. (2012), University of Cambridge, is an Affiliated Lecturer in History at Cambridge University. She has published extensively on the classical tradition in Germany, and on Nazism. Her first monograph, Sparta’s German Children (2013), charted Spartan influences on German 19th-20th-century elite education.
Kyriakos Demetriou, Ph.D. (1993), University College London, is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Cyprus. He is editor of Polis, the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought. He is the author and editor of several articles and books on classical reception and the history of political thought.
Contributors are: Stefan Altekamp, Joshua Arthurs, James J. Fortuna, Alan Kim, Flavia Marcello, Jan Nelis, Dino Piovan, Arthur J. Pomeroy, James I. Porter, Stefan Rebenich, Helen Roche, Iain Boyd Whyte, Felix Wiedemann, and Daniel Wildmann.
Anyone interested in the classical tradition, Fascism, Nazism, totalitarian culture and aesthetics, and in twentieth-century history more generally, from undergraduate students and educated laymen to professional academics.
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1 “Distant Models”? Italian Fascism, National Socialism and the Lure of the Classics
2 The Aryans: Ideology and Historiographical Narrative Types in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
3 Desired Bodies: Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia, Aryan Masculinity and the Classical Body
4 Ancient Historians and Fascism: How to React Intellectually to Totalitarianism (or Not)
5 Philology in Exile: Adorno, Auerbach, and Klemperer
James I. Porter
6 Fascist Modernity, Religion, and the Myth of Rome
7 Bathing in the Spirit of Eternal Rome: The Mostra Augustea della Romanità
8 “May a Ray from Hellas Shine upon Us”: Plato in the George-Circle
9 An Antique Echo: Plato and the Nazis
10 Classics and Education in the Third Reich: Die Alten Sprachen and the Nazification of Latin- and Greek-Teaching in Secondary Schools
11 Classical Antiquity, Cinema and Propaganda
Arthur J. Pomeroy
12 Classical Archaeology in Nazi Germany
13 Building the Image of Power: Images of Romanità in the Civic Architecture of Fascist Italy
14 Forma urbis Mussolinii: Vision and Rhetoric in the Designs for Fascist Rome
15 National Socialism, Classicism, and Architecture
Iain Boyd Whyte
16 Neoclassical Form and the Construction of Power in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
James J. Fortuna