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By Christine M. Kreyling, Wesley Paine, Charles W. Warterfield, Susan Ford Wiltshire

ISBN-10: 0585132003

ISBN-13: 9780585132006

ISBN-10: 0826512771

ISBN-13: 9780826512772

At the get together of Tennessee's Bicentennial, 4 extraordinary authors supply new insights and a broader appreciation of the classical affects that experience formed the architectural, cultural, and academic background of its capital urban. Nashville has been many stuff: frontier city, Civil warfare battleground, New South mecca, and track urban, U.S.A. it really is headquarters for a number of spiritual denominations, and likewise the house of a few of the most important assurance, healthcare, and publishing matters within the nation. situated culturally in addition to geographically among North and South, East and West, Nashville is headquartered in an internet of often-competing contradictions. One binding snapshot of civic id, besides the fact that, has been constant via all of Nashville's heritage: the classical Greek and Roman beliefs of schooling, artwork, and neighborhood participation that early on ended in the city's sobriquet, "Athens of the West," and at last, with the settling of the territory past the Mississippi River, the "Athens of the South." Illustrated with approximately 100 archival and modern photos, Classical Nashville indicates how Nashville earned that appellation via its adoption of classical metaphors in different parts: its academic and literary historical past, from the 1st academies in the course of the institution of the Fugitive move at Vanderbilt; the classicism of the city's public structure, together with its Capitol and legislative structures; the evolution of neoclassicism in houses and personal structures; and the background and present country of the Parthenon, the last word image of classical Nashville, replete with the awe-inspiring 42-foot statue of Athena through sculptor Alan LeQuire.Perhaps Nashville writer John Egerton top captures the essence of this contemporary urban with its reliable roots long ago. He areas Nashville "somewhere among the 'Athens of the West' and 'Music urban, U.S.A.,' among the dirt of a railroad city and the glitz of Opryland, among Robert Penn Warren and Robert Altman." Nashville's classical identifications have continuously been forward-looking, instead of antiquarian: bold, democratic, entrepreneurial, and culturally important. Classical Nashville celebrates the continuation of classical beliefs in present-day Nashville, beliefs that serve no longer as monuments to a misplaced prior, yet as resources of power, creativity, and mind's eye for the way forward for a urban.

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The first resident minister in Tennessee of any denomination was Presbyterian. Samuel Doak first came to Tennessee in October of 1777. Doak, like Thomas Craig-head, was both fervently religious and well educated. Doak received a classical education from what would later become Washington and Lee University, followed by two years at Princeton. In Tennessee, in addition to building the first Presbyterian churches, he also helped found a number of educational institutions, including Martin Academy (1783), the first educational institution between the Alleghenies and the Mississippi River.

Humphreys chose not to remain at Washington after he was offered a chair in modern languages rather than the classical languages he loved, accepting instead a call to Vanderbilt University as its first professor of Greek. At Vanderbilt he helped design the curriculum, the requirements for admission and graduation, and even the form of the diplomas. Humphreys married the daughter of Chancellor Garland, and in 1883 he was elected president of the American Philological Association, the same year he received the first honorary degree offered by Vanderbilt during the last graduation exercises he supervised.

Deborah Hutchison patiently assisted with transferring numerous hand-written pages into the computer. Tommye Corlew, secretary of the Department of Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University, facilitated communication among multiple authors and occasionally provided research assistance. Marilyn Hughes of the Tennessee State Library and Archives and John Anderson of the Texas State Archives Page viii Prints and Photographs Collections generously located and provided illustrations. The staff of the Nashville Parthenon, including Vechelle Brown, Timothy Cartmell, Bobby Lawrence, Gary Pace, Susan Shockley, and especially Liz Gold, joined together to support our endeavor.

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