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

At the get together of Tennessee's Bicentennial, 4 special authors supply new insights and a broader appreciation of the classical impacts that experience formed the architectural, cultural, and academic background of its capital urban. Nashville has been many stuff: frontier city, Civil struggle battleground, New South mecca, and tune urban, U.S.A. it's headquarters for numerous spiritual denominations, and in addition the house of a few of the biggest assurance, healthcare, and publishing matters within the kingdom. positioned culturally in addition to geographically among North and South, East and West, Nashville is established in an online of often-competing contradictions. One binding photograph of civic identification, although, has been constant via all of Nashville's historical past: the classical Greek and Roman beliefs of schooling, artwork, and group participation that early on resulted in the city's sobriquet, "Athens of the West," and finally, 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 exhibits 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 circulation at Vanderbilt; the classicism of the city's public structure, together with its Capitol and legislative constructions; the evolution of neoclassicism in houses and personal constructions; and the historical past and present country of the Parthenon, the final 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 strong roots long ago. He areas Nashville "somewhere among the 'Athens of the West' and 'Music urban, U.S.A.,' among the dust of a railroad city and the glitz of Opryland, among Robert Penn Warren and Robert Altman." Nashville's classical identifications have continually been forward-looking, instead of antiquarian: formidable, democratic, entrepreneurial, and culturally sizeable. Classical Nashville celebrates the continuation of classical beliefs in present-day Nashville, beliefs that serve now not as monuments to a misplaced prior, yet as resources of strength, creativity, and mind's eye for the way forward for a urban.

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The next day, he climbed up on a tree stump and preached the first Presbyterian sermon heard in Nashville. 10 Later he became the first minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Davidson Academy, the school that became the University of Nashville, was founded by the Reverend Craighead on Gallatin Road where the Spring Hill cemetery is now located. Later it moved across the Cumberland River to College Street, now Third Avenue South. Its destinyand much of Nashville's classical futurewas to lie in the hands of another man from Princeton.

In the Aeneid, an ill-intentioned harpy imposes a curse determining that although Aeneas and his followers will arrive at their destination, they will suffer such great hunger Page 24 that they will have to eat their plates. " That moment marks the homecoming that once had seemed too much for Aeneas to hope for. Tate, too, longed for a sense of homecoming into a larger tradition that would help make sense of his own. The poem ends in Tate's own South, a particular place in the real worldthe cornfields and muscadine grapes grow in Tate's native Kentuckybut it is now conceived in universal terms: Westward, westward till the barbarous brine Whelms us to the tired land where tasseling corn, Fat beans, grapes sweeter than muscadine Rot on the vine: in that land were we born.

It will take some time before their prose compositions will equal those of Demosthenes, or their poetry rival that of Homer; there being only one feature in which they resemble the Atheniansthough it must be admitted on much more slender groundsnamely, that of thinking themselves the only polished and refined people on the earth. 3 Nashville author John Egerton takes a more balanced view in his description of contemporary Nashville. "4 Image and reality blend in Nashville because the city's classical identifications from the beginning have been not antiquarian but forward-looking: ambitious, democratic, entrepreneurial, and culturally substantive.

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