orientalism, classics, east/west binary


The continued emphasis on classical Greece and Rome as the birthplace of Western civilization perpetuates the myth of a separate and contained Orient. This paper examines scholarship from Edward Said, Martin Bernal, and Suzanne Marchand, who have worked to dismantle the problematic relationship between classics and Oriental studies in the West, and identifies a model for scholarship in both fields in a post-Said world.

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