A Companion to Classical Receptions by Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

Analyzing the large quantity of how within which the humanities, tradition, and regarded Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A significant other to Classical Receptions explores the influence of this phenomenon on either historical and later societies.

  • Provides a entire creation and assessment of classical reception - the translation of classical paintings, tradition, and inspiration in later centuries, and the quickest starting to be quarter in classics
  • Brings jointly 34 essays by way of a global team of individuals fascinated about historic and glossy reception techniques and practices
  • Combines shut readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion
  • Explores the impression of Greek and Roman tradition around the globe, together with an important new parts in Arabic literature, South African drama, the background of images, and modern ethics

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West 2003) but ascribe to Homer many poems: not just the Iliad and the Odyssey, but the Margites, the Hymns, the Battle of Mice and Frogs, many poems of the Theban and the Trojan cycle, the Capture of Oechalia. It seems, then, that contrasting definitions of Homer’s oeuvre are not just a matter of historical development (wider range of poems in the archaic period, stricter definitions later on), but also depend on context. Professional rhapsodes who earned their livelihood by travelling from city to city and reciting epic at local festivals would have found it expedient to insist that they were performing the works of Homer.

2001. Rosenmeyer 1992 discusses Anacreon and the Anacreontea; text and translation of both in Campbell 1988. Zeman 1999 is an overview of Anacreontics in post-Renaissance literature, with further literature on the various periods and countries. Brown 1999 and Roth 2000 treat Anacreontics as a genre, especially in English literature. M. Foley 1999, Lord 2000. Up-to-date discussions of tradition and reception in Homer can be found in Scodel 2002 and Graziosi this volume. Burkert 1992 and West 1997 collect and discuss much of the relevant material for the Homeric reception of Near Eastern poetry.

Discussions of the classical tradition from the first half of the twentieth century, for instance, often have an element of self-justification: classicists give themselves a particular role by placing themselves in a continuous and value-laden tradition that reaches from antiquity to their own day. v. ‘Greece/Greeks’). At the other end of the political scale, and with blatantly invidious intent, the Italian Fascists portrayed themselves as part of a tradition started by the Romans (Stone 1999).

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