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Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity

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This book explains for students and scholars the nature and extent of Shakespeare's classical learning. It shows why Ben Jonson was wrong to claim that he had 'small Latin and less Greek', and demonstrates that Shakespeare acquired the central foundations of his art from his classical reading. It explores in detail his relationship to Virgil, Ovid, Plautus, Terence, Seneca, and Plutarch, as well as showing how his beliefs about and attitudes towards classical literature changed in the course of his career.

Product code: 9780199684793

ISBN 9780199684793
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H203xW135xS16
Series Oxford Shakespeare Topics
No. Of Pages 290
Publisher Oxford University Press
Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity explains the nature and extent of Shakspeare's classical learning, exploring why Ben Jonson was wrong to claim that he had 'small Latin and less Greek'. It examines Shakespeare's relationship to classical texts and how this relationship changed in the course of his career.