Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray's A Companion to Classical Receptions (Blackwell Companions to PDF

By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

ISBN-10: 1405151676

ISBN-13: 9781405151672

Analyzing the large quantity of how during which the humanities, tradition, and considered Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A significant other to Classical Receptions explores the influence of this phenomenon on either old and later societies.Provides a entire advent and assessment of classical reception - the translation of classical paintings, tradition, and concept in later centuries, and the quickest growing to be sector in classicsBrings jointly 34 essays by means of a world workforce of individuals occupied with old and smooth reception innovations and practicesCombines shut readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussionExplores the impression of Greek and Roman tradition around the world, together with the most important new components in Arabic literature, South African drama, the background of images, and modern ethics

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G. M. Foley 1999; Scodel 2002). What remains a largely unresolved problem is Homer’s relationship with other, earlier literatures in the ancient Mediterranean (Burkert 1992; Morris 1997; West 1997). This is another area of obvious interest to anybody wishing to study the reception of ancient material; though it raises different questions from the ones we encountered when looking at Cowley’s subversive drinking song. Broadly speaking, the epic tradition from which Homeric poetry grows is both more pronounced and less open to change than the tradition of Anacreontic poetry within which Cowley was operating.

Here the singer addresses himself to a chorus of girls and tells them that, should they be asked who the best singer is, they should answer: ‘A blind man, he lives in rocky Chios, and his poems are the best for ever’ (Homeric Hymn to Apollo 172ff ). 1 (in Drachmann 1903–27) claims that a performer of Homeric poetry, called Kynaithios, actually composed the hymn and then tried to pass it off as the work of Homer. The report tallies with modern assumptions about the Homeric Hymns: there is little doubt that rhapsodes – that is, travelling performers – composed poems in the Homeric tradition down to the classical period and later still.

K! υγRτοιο θαλJσσης. ’ Then, with cunning intent the lady Hera answered her: ‘Give me loveliness and desirability, graces with which you overwhelm mortal men, and all the immortals. Since I go now to the ends of the generous earth, on a visit to Okeanos, whence the gods have risen, and mother Tethys who brought me up kindly in their own house, and cared for me and took me from Rheia, at the time when Zeus of the wide brows drove Kronos underneath the earth and the barren water. ’ (tr.

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