A Companion to Classical Receptions

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Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray
Wiley, Jan 3, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 560 pages
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Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, andthought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted,adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptionsexplores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and latersocieties.
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classicalreception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, andthought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area inclassics
  • Brings together 34 essays by an international group ofcontributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts andpractices
  • Combines close readings of key receptions with widercontextualization and discussion
  • Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide,including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South Africandrama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics

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Performing Arts 229
Reception and Tradition
The Ancient Reception of Homer

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About the author (2008)

Lorna Hardwick is Professor of Classical Studies and Director of the Reception of Classical Texts Research Project at the Open University. Her publications on Greek cultural history and its reception in modern theatre and literature include Translating Words, Translating Cultures (2000), New Surveys in the Classics: Reception Studies (2003) and (co-edited with Carol Gillespie) Classics in Post-colonial Worlds (2007).

Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is the author of Classics Transformed: Schools Universities, and Society in England 1830-1960 (1998), and editor of The Owl of Minerva (2005), Classical Books (2007) and Remaking the Classics (2007).

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