Table of Contents

A revolutionary language: history and the classics in the age of revolution.
Britannia corrupt: the British empire in the revolutionary classical imagination.
"Judge the future by the past": the varieties of historical consciousness in revolutionary America.
Taking the toga: American patriots performing antiquity.
Cato americanus: classical pseudonyms and the ratification of the federal constitution.
"The pen of the historian, or the imagination of the poet": the revolution's history classicized.
Epilogue: from republic to empire: beyond 1776.