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Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral (Marco Fantuzzi Theodore Papanghelis (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004147959
Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral (Marco Fantuzzi Theodore Papanghelis (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004147959
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Title: Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral

Author: Fantuzzi, Marco Theodore Papanghelis (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004147959

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxvi, 654

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This volume comprises articles by an international team of twenty-three scholars. The contributions focus on the historical genesis, stylistic and narrative features and evolution of pastoral, both as genre and mode, from Theocritus to the Byzantine period.Special attention has been paid to the idea of the 'invention of a fictionalized tradition', and to pastoral's thematic and formal relationship with other literary genres.In their totality, the contributions, as well as offering a comprehensive overview of the more or less familiar issues and ideas discussed in connection with pastoral, point to new emphases, trends and insights in current scholarly work in this area. The volume is addressed to a wide range of students and scholars in classics, but much in it will also be of interest to those working in the fields of comparative and modern literatures.ContentsThe herdsman in Greek thought Bucolic singers of the short song: lyric and elegiac resonances in Theocritus' bucolic Idylls How bucolic are Theocritus' bucolic singers? Magic, medicine and eros in the prologue to Theocritus' Id. II Ptolemaic pastoral Is there urban pastoral?: the case of Theocritus, Id. 15 Epigram at the margins of pastoral The idea of bucolic in the imitators of Theocritus, 3rd-1st century B.C. Continuity and change in Greek bucolic between Theocritus and Virgil Theocritus' constructive interpreters, and the creation of a bucolic reader Virgil's Ecl. 1 and the origins of pastoral Cultural and historical narratives in Virgil's Eclogues and Lucretius Panegyric in Virgil's Bucolics Time and textuality in the book of the Eclogues Friends, foes, frames and fragments: textuality in Virgil's Eclogues Music for monsters: Ovid's Metamorphoses, bucolic evolution, and bucolic criticism A dream shattered?: pastoral anxieties in Senecan drama Latin pastoral after Virgil Bucolic tradition and poetic programme in Calpurnius Siculus The pastoral novel and the bucolic tradition Virgil, Longus, and the pipes of Pan The drama of pastoral in Nonnus and Colluthus The pastoral in Byzantium
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