Anachronism and Antiquity (Bloomsbury 2020)

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Anachronism and Antiquity 

Edited by Tim Rood, Carol Atack & Tom Phillips

This book, which derives from a Leverhulme-funded research grant, is the first full-length study of the concept of anachronism in antiquity. Contrary to the position taken by many modern scholars, it argues that classical antiquity had a rich and varied understanding of historical difference, which is reflected in sophisticated notions of anachronism. Rather than seeing a sense of anachronism as something that separates modernity from antiquity, the book suggests that in both ancient writings and their modern receptions chronological rupture can be used as a way of creating a dialogue between past and present. With a selection of case-studies and theoretical discussions presented in a manner suitable for scholars and students both of classical antiquity and of modern history, anthropology, and visual culture, the book's ambition is to offer a new conceptual map of antiquity through the notion of anachronism.


Further information on the book is available here.