The Classical Association : the first century, 1903-2003
- edited by Christopher Stray.
- Oxford : Published for the Classical Association by Oxford University Press, 2003.
- Physical description
- xiv, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Stray, Christopher.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- pt. 1. Narrative. The foundation and its contexts ; Getting under way : challenge and response, 1904-22 ; A lull between two storms : from the 1920s to the 1950s / by Christopher Stray
- The abolition of compulsory Latin and its consequences / by Martin Forrest
- The recent history of the CA / by Malcolm Schofield
- pt. 2. Perspectives. The CA's publications / by Christopher Stray
- Greece & Rome [title of journal published by CA] / by Ian McAuslan
- Robert Sewter : a personal reminiscence / by John Muir
- Silence and women in Greece & Rome / by Gillian Clark
- CA News : a personal view from the editor / by Jenny March
- The ups and downs of branches / by Barbara Finney
- The conferences ; The presidents / by Philip Hooker
- pt. 3. Presidential addresses. The presidential addresses / by Malcolm Schofield
- Things that matter / by Carol Handley
- Still yearns my heart / by Robert Runcie
- The mirror of the present / by Dilys Powell
- pt. 4. Appendices. Appendix 1. The Classical Association of Scotland : the first hundred years / by Ronald Knox
- Appendix 2. Annual general meetings, presidents and addresses ; Appendix 3. Officers of the CA / by Philip Hooker
- Appendix 4. The CA archive / by Christopher Stray.
- Publisher's Summary
- The Classical Association was founded in 1903 to defend and promote the subject, at a time when classics was in danger of having its previously entrenched position in schools and universities seriously eroded. In its early years it campaigned vigorously: among classicists, for the reform of syllabuses and teaching, in the wider world, for a fair share of curricula and an acknowledgement of what it could offer to education. Later in the century it was heavily involved in the debates surrounding the abolition of compulsory Latin at Oxford and Cambridge (1960) and the establishment of the National Curriculum (1988), in which classics was not mentioned. Today it organises the major British classical conference each year, as well as publishing the leading academic journals, Classical Review and Classical Quarterly, and for a wider public, Greece and Rome. The book aims to provide both a narrative history of the CA in the 20th century and a series of studies of different aspects of its work. Thus it begins with an account of the foundation and early years, and a chapter is devoted to the difficult period of the late 1950s and '60s, when pupil numbers declined and classics teachers were forced to reassess their subject and the nature of their commitment to it. The narrative section ends with a detailed account of the CA's last thirty years. This is followed by accounts of the Association's branches, conferences and journals, and ends with a discussion of the long series of presidential addresses (three of which are reprinted). A centenary account of the Classical Association of Scotland (founded in 1902) is also included. Several appendices provide factual information on the presidents and other officers, and on the Association's archives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198528746 20160527
- Classical Association (Great Britain) > History.
- Classical philology > Study and teaching > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
- Classical education > History > 20th century.
- Classicists > Great Britain.
- Classicism > England > History > 20th century.
- Classical education > England > History > 20th century.
- Classical philology > Study and teaching > England > History > 20th century.
- Publication date
- "Supplement to Greece & Rome."
- 0198528744 (pbk.)
- 9780198528746 (pbk.)
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