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Reception and the Classics

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Classical Tradition

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This collection brings together leading experts in a number of fields of the humanities to offer a new perspective on the classical tradition. Drawing on reception studies, philology and early modern studies, the essays explore the interaction between literary criticism and the multiple cultural contexts in which texts were produced, discovered, appropriated and translated. The intersection of Realpolitik and textual criticism, poetic and musical aesthetics, and authority and self-fashioning all come under scrutiny. The canonical Latin writers and their subsequent reception form the backbone of the volume, with a focus on the European Renaissance. It thus marks a reconnection between classical and early modern studies and the concomitant rapprochement of philological and cultural historical approaches to texts and other works of art. This book will be of interest to scholars in classics, Renaissance studies, comparative literature, English, Italian and art history.

Product code: 9781316620779

ISBN 9781316620779
Dimensions H228xW151xS11
No. of pages 200
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Yale Classical Studies
Essential reading for scholars interested in the classical tradition: from its formation in late antiquity to its relevance for the self-fashioning of artists from Petrarch and Shakespeare to James Joyce and Bob Dylan. The essays are written by specialists in classics, English, Italian and art history.