By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray
Interpreting the great quantity of the way during which the humanities, tradition, and regarded Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A spouse to Classical Receptions explores the impression of this phenomenon on either old and later societies. offers a accomplished advent and review of classical reception - the translation of classical paintings, tradition, and proposal in later centuries, and the quickest turning out to be zone in classicsBrings jointly 34 essays by way of a global team of members fascinated by old and sleek reception options and practicesCombines shut readi. Read more...
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Another emerging field brings classical reception together with the history of education and of books – including textbooks (Stray 1994 and 2007). This means that there are questions to be asked about what will be the ‘entry’ points in the future for people encountering the world of the Greeks and Romans for the first time and how those entry points will change perceptions of what that world was like and how it relates to the modern. There are exciting times ahead. Its core meaning of ‘passing on’ has relevance in numerous contexts, and as a result tradition has a role in a wide range of disciplines well beyond the arts.
Gladstone’s work as a classicist and as a statesman while Stephen Harrison addresses the impact of Virgil’s poetry in educational, literary and public frames of reference from the nineteenth century to the present. Ahmed Etman discusses the symbiotic relationship between Arabic poetry and drama and translation from classical languages. He suggests that in the Egyptian literary tradition there is an occidentalism in approaches to Greek and Roman texts that can be compared with the orientalism of western approaches to eastern culture (cf.
How scholars model and discuss that process is at the heart of reception debates. This ‘meta-commentary’ on cultural practices also involves its own reassessments of tradition and innovation in scholarly practice and is one of the underlying strands running through the book. We could, of course, have used other groupings (period, provenance,genre, theory). We hope readers will enjoy making their own rearrangements to reflect other cross-currents. After the introductory discussion of Reception and Tradition by Budelmann and Haubold, the rest of part I concentrates on reception within antiquity and its subsequent implications.
A Companion to Classical Receptions by Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray