A Companion to Classical Receptions

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Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray
John Wiley & Sons, 2011 M04 12 - 560 pages
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
 

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Contents

Reception and Tradition
13
The Ancient Reception of Homer
26
Achaemenid Persia Ancient
50
Canon Class and Ideology
75
the Uses of Classics in Trinidad in the 1950s and 1960s
98
The Case
129
The Arab
141
Translating the Classical Play
153
Pylades wearing a steeplecrowned clowns hat Clytemnestra
282
Aristophanes between Israelis and Palestinians
287
reconstruction
292
Theories and Methodologies
303
The Cyclops and the Gods
315
Film as a Teaching Tool for the Classics
327
Game 1992 directed by Neil Jordan
329
The Politics of Ruins in Roma capitale
345

Lost in Translation? The Problem of Aristophanic Humour
168
André Gides Rewriting of Myth
185
Feminist Models of Reception
195
Moses and Monotheism and
207
Canonization and Periodization
219
Apolline and Dionysiac
231
Body and Mask in Performances of Classical Drama on
259
Oedipus Rex directed by Tyrone Guthrie in 1955
263
A Case
274
The 1903 Athenian
360
Greek Drama in South Africa
373
Putting the Class into Classical Reception
386
Images of the Odyssey in the Art
401
Future Prospects
469
Bibliography
482
Index
533
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About the author (2011)

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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