The Reception of the Legend of Hero and Leander
A study of the literary reception of the love-story of Hero and Leander and its popularity from classical times to the present in different genres, from epigram to epic, and including drama, opera, burlesques and modern experimental works.
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Constants and Questions
Chapter 2 The Classical World
the Middle Ages
the Renaissance and After
Chapter 5 Ballads Folk and Literary
Reflections in the Lyric
Chapter 7 The Challenge of Drama
Grillparzer and After
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