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The Oxford history of Classical reception in English literature. Volume 1 : 800-1558.

Author: Rita Copeland
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford History of Classical reception in English literature. Volume 1: 800-1558.
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A comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. This first volume covers the years 800-1558.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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(OCoLC)909250779
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Copeland
ISBN: 9780191820410 0191820415 9780191077760 0191077763
OCLC Number: 944211469
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Contents: Cover; The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1 (800-1558) ; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Note to Readers on The Conventions Followed in This Volume; Chapter 1: Introduction: England and the Classics from the Early Middle Ages to Early Humanism; Medieval Classicism, from the Old English Period to the Later Middle Ages; Early Humanists and the Classics; Notes; Chapter 2: The Curricular Classics in the Middle Ages; Notes; Chapter 3: Experiencing the Classics in Medieval Education; Notes. Chapter 4: The Trivium and the ClassicsGrammar and Rhetoric; Dialectic; Notes; Chapter 5: The Quadrivium and Natural Sciences; The Quadrivium in England; Alexander Neckam in a Transitional Age; Natural Philosophy and Aristotelian Science; Medicine; Ancillary Sciences ; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6: The Transmission and Circulation of Classical Literaturev; Notes; Chapter 7: Mythography and Mythographical Collections; Philosophical and Textual Perspectives on Classical Myth; Medieval Mythologies up to c. 1300; Ovid's Metamorphoses as Mythology; Developments in the Mythographical Collection. Myth in Medieval Narrative PoetryImages and Idols; Notes; Chapter 8: Academic Prologues to Authors; Notes; Chapter 9: Virgil; Notes; Chapter 10: Ovid and Ovidianism; Medieval Metamorphoses; Arts of Love and Dead Letters; Notes; Chapter 11: Lucan; Dissemination; Poet, Historian; Poet-Historian; 'Familiaris Noster'; Voice and Power; Lucan Mediated; Notes; Chapter 12: Statius; The Thebaid; The Achilleid; Statius in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; The Roman de Thèbes; Statius in Dante; Boccaccio and Chaucer: Theseus and the Teseida. Chaucer and Thebes: Anelida and Arcite, Troilus and Criseyde, the 'Knight's Tale'Gower and the Achilleid; Lydgate's Siege of Thebes; Notes; Chapter 13: Trojan Itineraries and the Matter of Troy; Notes; Chapter 14: Boethius' De consolatione philosophiae; Notes; Chapter 15: Moral Philosophy and Wisdom Literature; Notes; Chapter 16: Historiography and Biography from the Period of Gildas to Gerald of Wales; Models of Classical Historiography and Biography; Memories of Classical Historiography and Biography; Manipulations of Classical Historiography and Biography; Conclusions; Notes. Chapter 17: Prudentius and the Late Classical Biblical Epics of Juvencus, Proba, Sedulius, Arator, and AvitusJuvencus; Proba; Sedulius; Arator; Avitus; Latin and Vernacular Versifications of the Bible; Prudentius; Notes; Chapter 18: John of Salisbury, Academic Scepticism, and Ciceronian Rhetoric; Notes; Chapter 19: Alliterative Poetry and the Time of Antiquity; Introduction; 'Old Livers'; Trajan; Judaea capta; Notes; Chapter 20: Other Worlds: Chaucer's Classicism; Notes; Chapter 21: Gower's Ovids; Gower's Ovidian Debut; Dialogues Among the Ruins of Antiquity: The Confessio amantis.
Series Title: Oxford History of Classical reception in English literature. Volume 1: 800-1558.
Responsibility: Rita Copeland.

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