Greece and Rome
By (author) Lorna Hardwick
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Reception Studies by Lorna Hardwick
Book DescriptionThe texts, images and events of the ancient world have been used both as sources of authority and exploitation in politics, culture and society and as icons of resistance and contest. How classical culture is transplanted into new contexts, how texts are translated and performed and how Greek and Roman values are perceived and used continues to be a force in current debates. The main concepts and explanatory frameworks used in the field are introduced through chapters on reception within antiquity and case studies of more recent receptions from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the USA. The book will be of use to all those interested in the relationship between the arts, culture and society as well as to students and teachers of classical subjects and of literature, drama, film and comparative cultural studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198528654
(228mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lorna Hardwick
Classics in the Modern World, Hardback (October 2013)
Classics in the Modern World explores the features and implications of a 'democratic turn' in modern perceptions of the ancient world. Exploring the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, it enables a wider re-evaluation of the role of classics in the modern world.
Companion to Classical Receptions, Paperback (November 2010)
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.
Classics in Post-colonial Worlds, Paperback (July 2010)
Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects and put to new uses. In this collection of essays, international scholars debate the relationship between the culture of Greece and Rome and the changes that have followed the end of colonial empires.
Translating Words, Translating Cultures, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Lorna Hardwick
This text examines the literary and cultural environment underlying the various kinds of translation of Greek and Latin literature, discussing the extent to which translations have been regarded as creative works in their own right and their impact in the work of modern writers.
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