Oxford, the house of misplaced reasons, the epitome of the realm of medieval and renaissance studying in Britain, has consistently interested at quite a few degrees: social, institutional, cultural. Its rival, Cambridge, used to be lengthy ruled by way of arithmetic, whereas Oxford's prime examine was once Classics. during this pioneering e-book, sixteen top gurus discover numerous facets of Oxford Classics within the final 200 years: curriculum, instructing and studying, scholarly type, publishing, gender and social exclusion and the impression of German scholarship. Greats (Literae Humaniores) is the main celebrated classical path on the earth: right here its early days within the mid-19th century and its reform within the past due twentieth are mentioned, within the latter case via these in detail concerned with the reforms. a gap bankruptcy units the scene by way of evaluating Oxford with Cambridge Classics, and a number of other outdated favourites are revisited, together with such widespread Oxford items as Liddell and Scott's "Greek-English Lexicon", the "Oxford Classical Texts", and Zimmern's "Greek Commonwealth". The e-book as an entire bargains a pioneering, wide-ranging survey of Classics in Oxford.
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