A Companion to Classical Receptions

A Companion to Classical Receptions

Editor(s): Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405151672

Online ISBN: 9780470696507

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696507

About this Book

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 fastest growing area in classics
  • Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices
  • Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion
  • Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Reception within Antiquity and Beyond

  2. Part II: Transmission, Acculturation and Critique

  3. Part III: Translation

  4. Part IV: Theory and Practice

  5. Part V: Performing Arts

  6. Part VI: Film

  7. Part VII: Cultural Politics

  8. Part VIII: Changing Contexts

  9. Part IX: Reflection and Critique

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