Global Fame, Local Claim
Hardback 255pp Illustrated
9781859735909   Product Code: 99142
The Acropolis in Athens is typically viewed in the context of the 5th century BCE, but what is its meaning today? How do modern Greeks deal with their ancient classical heritage? Drawing on sources such as cartoons, advertisements and newspaper articles as well as original fieldwork in contemporary Athens, Yalouri examines how this archaeological site serves as both a focus for tourism and a powerful agent for the negotiation of power on a national and international level.