By Helene P. Foley
This ebook investigates the play's altering severe and theatrical reception from Antiquity to the current, its legendary and political history, its dramatic and thematic solidarity, and the position of its choruses.
By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic tradition tailored, reinterpreted, and remodeled Archaic Greek lyric via a posh strategy of textual, cultural, and artistic reception. taking a look at the ways that the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was once preserved, edited, and skim through Hellenistic students and poets, the booklet indicates that Archaic poets frequently glance very diversified within the new social, cultural, and political atmosphere of Hellenistic Alexandria. for instance, the Alexandrian Sappho evolves from the singer of Archaic Lesbos yet has targeted institutions and contexts, from Ptolemaic politics and Macedonian queens to the recent phenomenon of the poetry booklet and an Alexandrian scholarship purpose on protection and codification.
A learn of Hellenistic poetic tradition and an interpretation of a few of the Archaic poets it so lovingly preserved, Arion's Lyre can also be an exam of ways one poetic tradition reads another--and how sleek readings of historical poetry are filtered and formed by means of previous readings.
By Susanna Braund
Seneca's model is a completely varied therapy from that of Sophocles and displays issues distinct to the writer and his Roman viewers within the first century advert. in addition, the play really exercised a far better impression on eu literature and concept than has frequently been suspected. This booklet bargains a compact and incisive learn of the multi-faceted Oedipus delusion, of Seneca as dramatist, of the particular features of Seneca's play and of crucial facets of the reception of the play in eu drama and tradition. The scope of the publication levels chronologically from Homer's remedy of Oedipus fable within the Odyssey right down to a twenty-first century Senecan therapy via a Lebanese Canadian dramatist. No wisdom of Latin or different overseas languages is required.
By Aglae Pizzone
Author and authorship became more and more very important ideas in Byzantine literary stories. This quantity offers the 1st entire survey on suggestions of authorship in heart Byzantine literature and investigates the interplay among self-presentation and cultural construction in a big selection of genres, supplying new insights into how Byzantine intellectuals conceived in their personal paintings and pursuits.
By Luca Baschera,Bruce Gordon,Christian, Mr Moser,Luca, Mr Baschera,Bruce, Professor Gordon
Following Zwingli explores heritage, scholarship, and reminiscence in Reformation Zurich. The humanist tradition of this urban was once formed by means of a striking sodality of students, a lot of whom were linked to Erasmus. In making a new Christian order, Zwingli and his colleagues sought biblical, old, literary, and political types to form and guard their radical reforms. After Zwingli’s unexpected dying, the subsequent iteration used to be dedicated to the institutional and highbrow institution of the Reformation via ongoing discussion with the earlier. The essays of this quantity learn the immediacy of antiquity, early Christianity, and the center a long time for the Zurich reformers. Their examining and appropriation of heritage was once no mere rhetorical workout or polemical defence. The Bible, theology, church associations, pedagogy, and humanist scholarship have been the lifeblood of the Reformation. yet their appropriation trusted the interaction of previous beliefs with the urgent calls for of a sixteenth-century reform circulate bothered by way of inner dissention and continuously below assault. This booklet specializes in Zwingli’s successors and on their interpretations of the hot and far-off prior: the alternatives they made, and why. How these pasts spoke to the current and the way they have been heard let us know very much not just concerning the designated nature of Zurich and Zwinglianism, but in addition approximately locality, background, and spiritual switch within the eu Reformation.
By Stavros Frangoulidis,Stephen J. Harrison,Gesine Manuwald
Roman performs were good studied separately (even together with fragmentary or spurious ones extra recently). even though, they've got no longer continuously been positioned into their ‘context’, although performs (just like goods in different literary genres) reap the benefits of being noticeable in context. This edited assortment goals to handle this factor: it contains 33 contributions through a world workforce of students, discussing unmarried performs or Roman dramatic genres (including comedy, tragedy and praetexta, from either the Republican and imperial classes) in contexts reminiscent of the literary culture, the connection to works in different literary genres, the old and social scenario, the highbrow heritage or the later reception. total, they give a wealthy landscape of the function of Roman drama or person performs in Roman society and literary background. The insights received thereby might be of relevance to everybody attracted to Roman drama or literature extra in most cases, comparative literature or drama and theatre stories. This contextual process has the opportunity of altering the way Roman drama is considered.
By C.W. Marshall,Tom Hawkins,C. W. Marshall
This quantity deals the 1st expansive remedy of the reception of Athenian comedy within the Roman Empire. those engaged and fascinating experiences study the lasting impression of classical Athenian comedian drama. Demonstrating numerous methodologies and scholarly views, resources mentioned contain papyri, mosaics, degree heritage, epigraphy and a large variety of literature corresponding to dramatic works in Latin and Greek, together with verse satire, essays, and epistolary fiction.
By Neil Bernstein
Only 4 Roman epic poems continue to exist from the Flavian interval (69-96 AD): Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica, Statius's Thebaid and Achilleid, and Silius Italicus's Punica. Neil W. Bernstein argues that those poems comprise depictions of kinship which are considerably assorted from prior epic and examines those representations within the context of the social, political, and aesthetic adjustments of the early Imperial period.
The writer analyses several types of kinship, together with organic relationships, non-obligatory relationships comparable to marriage and adoption, and the symbolic bonds of social and political allegiances, to light up the advanced ways that the Roman top classification asserted their prestige without or with noble lineage. A clean and interesting examine not just Roman poetry, however the epic culture itself, within the picture of the Ancestors is vital studying for classicists and literary historians.
By Richard Newhauser
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