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A Companion to Classical Receptions.

Author: Lorna Hardwick; Christopher Stray
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
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Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the  Read more...
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Hardwick, Lorna.
A Companion to Classical Receptions.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Hardwick; Christopher Stray
ISBN: 9781444393774 1444393774
OCLC Number: 778339375
Notes: Part IV: Theory and Practice.
Description: 1 online resource (1094 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Figures; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Making Connections; Contest and Debate in Classical Reception Research; Themes and Approaches in This Book; Part I: Reception within Antiquity and Beyond; Chapter One: Reception and Tradition; Introduction; Reception and the Anacreontic tradition; Reception and the Homeric Tradition; Conclusions; Further Reading; Chapter Two: The Ancient Reception of Homer; Defining the Subject; Modes of Reception; Temporalities; Further Reading. Chapter Three: Poets on Socrates' Stage: Plato's Reception of Dramatic ArtDrama in Plato's Dialogues; Plato and the Athenian Polis: Centre and Periphery?; Further Reading; Chapter Four: 'Respectable in Its Ruins': Achaemenid Persia, Ancient and Modern; The Formation of 'Persia'; The Modern study of the Achaemenids; Further Reading; Chapter Five: Basil of Caesarea and Greek Tragedy; Christians and the Classics; The Theatre in Basil's Treatise; The Theatre, Mimesis and Morality; Further Reading; Part II: Transmission, Acculturation and Critique. Chapter Six: 'Our Debt to Greece and Rome': Canon, Class and IdeologyNote; Further Reading; Chapter Seven: Gladstone and the Classics; The Classics and Gladstone; The Classics and Gladstonian Conservatism; The Classics and Gladstonian Liberalism; Further Reading; Chapter Eight: Between Colonialism and Independence: Eric Williams and the Uses of Classics in Trinidad in the 1950s and 1960s; Classics as the Height of Foolishness; The Aristotle Debate; Democracy and Elitist Knowledge; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter Nine: Virgilian Contexts; Virgil and the Victorians. Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: Virgil's Eclogues, Culture and PoliticsConclusion; Further Reading; Part III: Translation; Chapter Ten: Colonization, Closure or Creative Dialogue?: The Case of Pope's Iliad; Further Reading; Chapter Eleven: Translation at the Intersection of Traditions: The Arab Reception of the Classics; The Oriental Origins; Arabic Versions of the Classics; Classics in the Arab Renaissance; Egyptian Classical Scholarship; Arab Poetic reception of Greek Mythology; Classical Drama in Arab Theatre; Further Reading. Chapter Twelve: 'Enough Give in It': Translating the Classical PlayIntroduction; Translating the Stage Play; The Spirit of the Original; Aeschylus and The Oresteia; Sophocles and the Common Man; Euripides and the New Realism; Conclusion; TRANSLATIONS USED Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Further Reading; Chapter Thirteen: Lost in Translation? The Problem of (Aristophanic) Humour; Translating Verbal Humour; 'Verbal' and 'Referential' Humour; Translating Referential Humour; Translation Studies and the 'Cultural Turn'; Humour Theory; Aristophanes' Translators; Conclusion; Further Reading.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.

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