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Title: A Companion to Classical Receptions
Author: Hardwick, Lorna Christopher Stray (eds)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2010
Paperback; ISBN: 9781444339222
Volumes: 1; Pages: 560
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Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies.* Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics* Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices* Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion* Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics ContentsFigures.Contributors.Introduction: Making Connections (Lorna Hardwick, Open University and Christopher Stray, University of Wales).Part I: Reception within Antiquity and Beyond.1. Reception and Tradition (Felix Budelmann, Open University and Johannes Haubold, Durham University).2. The Ancient Reception of Homer (Barbara Graziosi, Durham University).3. Poets on Socrates? Stage: Plato's Reception of Dramatic Art (Chris Emlyn-Jones, Open University).4. 'Respectable in its ruins': Achaemenid Persia, Ancient and Modern (Thomas Harrison, University of Liverpool).5. Basil of Caesarea and Greek Tragedy (Ruth Webb, Birkbeck College and Universit� Paris X).Part II: Transmission, Acculturation and Critique.6. 'Our Debt to Greece and Rome': Canons, Class and Ideology (Seth L. Schein, University of California).7. Gladstone on the Classics (David W. Bebbington, University of Stirling).8. Between Colonialism and Independence: Eric Williams and the Uses of Classics in Trinidad in the 1950s and 1960s (Emily Greenwood, University of St Andrews).9. Virgilian Contexts (Stephen Harrison, Corpus Christi College and University of Oxford).Part III: Translation.10. Colonization, Closure or Creative Dialogue?: The Case of Pope's Iliad (David Hopkins, University of Bristol).11. Translation at the Intersection of Traditions: The Arab Reception of the Classics (Ahmed Etman, Cairo University).12. 'Enough Give in It': Translating the Classical Play (J. Michael Walton, University of Hull).13. Lost in Translation? The Problem of (Aristophanic) Humour (James Robson, Open University).Part IV: Theory and Practice.14. Making It New: Andr� Gide?s Rewriting of Myth (Cashman Kerr Prince, University of Southern California).15. 'What Difference Was Made?': Feminist Models of Reception (Vanda Zajko, University of Bristol).16. History and Theory: Moses and Monotheism and the Historiography of the Repressed (Miriam Leonard, University College, London).17. Performance Reception: Canonization and Periodization (Pantelis Michelakis, University of Bristol).Part V: Performing Arts.18. Iphig�nie en Tauride and Elektra: 'Apolline' and 'Dionysiac' Receptions of Greek Tragedy into Opera (Michael Ewans, University of Newcastle, Australia).19. Performance Histories (Fiona Macintosh, St Cross College, University of Oxford).20. ?Body and Mask? in Performances of Classical Drama on the Modern Stage (Angeliki Varakis, University of Kent).21. The Nomadic Theatre of the Soc�etas Raffaello Sanzio: A Case of Postdramatic Reworking of (the Classical) Tragedy (Freddy Decreus, University of Ghent).22. Aristophanes between Israelis and Palestinians (Nurit Yaari, Tel Aviv University).Part VI: Film.23. Working with Film: Theories and Methodologies (Joanna Paul, University of Liverpool).24. The Odyssey from Homer to NBC: The Cyclops and the Gods (Hanna M. Roisman, Colby College, Maine).25. A New Hope: Film as a Teaching Tool for the Classics (Marianne McDonald, University of California).Part VII: Cultural Politics.26. Possessing Rome: The Politics of Ruins in Roma capitale (Catharine Edwards, Birkbeck College, University of London).27. 'You unleash the tempest of tragedy': The 1903 Athenian Production of Aeschylus' Oresteia (Gonda van Steen, University of Arizona).28. Multicultural Reception: Greek Drama in South Africa in the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-first centuries (Betine van Zyl Smit, University of Nottingham).29. Putting the Class into Classical Reception (Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London).Part VIII: Changing Contexts.30. Reframing the Homeric: Images of the Odyssey in the Art of Derek Walcott and Romare Bearden (Gregson Davis, Duke University, North Carolina).31. 'Plato's Stepchildren': SF and the Classics (Sarah Annes Brown, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge).32. Aristotle?s Ethics Old and New (Rosalind Hursthouse, University of Auckland).33. Classicizing Bodies in the Male Photographic Tradition (Bryan E. Burns, University of Southern California).34. Homer in British World War One Poetry (Elizabeth Vandiver, Whitman College, Walla Walla).Part IX: Reflection and Critique.35. Reception Studies: Future Prospects (James I. Porter, University of Michigan).Bibliography.Index.