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Interpreting the large quantity of the way within which the humanities, tradition, and regarded Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A spouse to Classical Receptions explores the effect of this phenomenon on either historic and later societies. presents a entire advent and evaluate of classical reception - the translation of classical paintings, tradition, and inspiration in later centuries, and the Read more...


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This also entails a willingness to look at possible alignments of the history of scholarship with aesthetic and ideological trends outside academia and to view these alongside practice in art, literature, theatre and public discourse. It also has a section on contemporary themes (including reception itself, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis and film), which in some respect serves to mutate classical tradition into reception. A Companion to Greek Tragedy (Gregory 2005) contains a substantial section on reception, ranging from issues of text and transmission within antiquity to modern translations.

Contest and Debate in Classical Reception Research The comparatively recent ‘mainstreaming’ of classical reception within classics has inevitably raised crucial questions about its theoretical bases, intellectual scope and relationship with existing specialisms such as the Classical Tradition, Intellectual History and Comparative Literature. In terms of working methods and theoretical frameworks, there has been intense debate about the relative merits of a variety of approaches (a study of the terms of abuse used might make an amusing and instructive article).

Cashman Kerr Prince’s chapter on André Gide’s rewriting of myth engages with the impact of modernism on conceptions of the past. Gide foreshadows some current debates on the relationship between the use of myth in creative writing and the ensuing perceptions of antiquity and its figures that pass into public consciousness via reading. In part V the focus shifts to the performing arts. Michael Ewans discusses Apolline and Dionysiac receptions of Greek tragedy in opera, with detailed attention to the relationship between poetry and musical form.

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