By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray
Reading the great quantity of the way during which the humanities, tradition, and considered Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A better half to Classical Receptions explores the effect of this phenomenon on either historic and later societies. offers a accomplished creation and assessment of classical reception - the translation of classical artwork, tradition, and idea in later centuries, and the quickest becoming zone in classicsBrings jointly 34 essays through a global crew of individuals occupied with historical and glossy reception strategies and practicesCombines shut readi. Read more...
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These debates not only investigate the historical features and subsequent impact of the ancient world but also cover related areas throughout the intervening periods – in education, artistic practice and public and private senses of cultural identity. These are complex activities in which each reception ‘event’ is also part of wider processes. So the title of this volume refers to ‘receptions’ in the plural. We have used the word ‘classical’ in its specific sense of reference to Greek and Roman antiquity.
Without doubt the most influential is the late antique and Byzantine Anacreontea collection, which itself constitutes a reception of Anacreon. Most intermediate acts of reception are less momentous, of course, and do not reshape perceptions of an earlier text or author to the same degree. Anacreontisch’ (Fischer 1884: 501–3). Weckherlin may have drawn on Cowley, or Cowley on Weckherlin, alongside whatever other sources they used (Zeman 1972: 45–8; Revard 1991 traces other influences on Cowley).
We also thank Al Bertrand of Blackwell for instigating the project along with Hannah Rolls and (especially) the energetic Graeme Leonard for their expertise in bringing the book to fruition. Special thanks to Carol Gillespie for her invaluable help at all stages of the work, and especially for keeping the contributors happy and the editors sane. Photograph courtesy of Romare Bearden Foundation. Photograph courtesy of Romare Bearden Foundation. Art © Romare Bearden/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Introduction: Making Connections Lorna Hardwick and Christopher Stray The chapters in this book show how receptions of Greek and Roman texts, ideas, myths and visual and physical culture are at the centre of myriad debates.