By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray
Reading 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 influence of this phenomenon on either old and later societies. presents a finished advent and evaluate of classical reception - the translation of classical paintings, tradition, and suggestion in later centuries, and the quickest transforming into region in classicsBrings jointly 34 essays through a global workforce of participants all for historical and smooth reception options and practicesCombines shut readi. Read more...
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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. 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.
To begin with, neither Oceanus nor Tethys can fairly be called untraditional characters in early Greek epic, no matter where their names originated. ). In this context, she describes the Titans as the progenitors of gods and men (337), a half-truth which is transparently intended as a challenge to Zeus as ‘father of gods and men’ . Declaring Oceanus the ‘origin of the gods’ is not so much wrong as it is tendentious. A similar point can be made about Hera’s claim to be his foster daughter, and about the alleged time of her adoption during the battle of the Titans.
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. Neither have we attempted to probe the conception of the ‘classic’ in general in its relationship to matrices of receptions (for an approach to the last, see Lianeri and Zajko 2008). The chapters that discuss the interaction between Greek and/or Roman material and various contexts in western culture should not be read as identifying the origins and subsequent genealogies and importance of Greek and Roman material primarily with Europe.
A Companion to Classical Receptions by Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray