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A Companion to the Classical Tradition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7202-8
512 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the Classical Tradition accommodates the pressing need for an up-to-date introduction and overview of the growing field of reception studies.
  • A comprehensive introduction and overview of the classical tradition - the interpretation of classical texts in later centuries
  • Comprises 26 newly commissioned essays from an international team of experts
  • Divided into three sections: a chronological survey, a geographical survey, and a section illustrating the connections between the classical tradition and contemporary theory
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Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Maps x

Notes on Contributors xi

Introduction 1
Craig W. Kallendorf

1 Education 5
Christopher Stray

Part I: Periods 15

2 Middle Ages 17
Jan M. Ziolkowski

3 Renaissance 30
Craig W. Kallendorf

4 Baroque 44
Ingrid D. Rowland

5 Neoclassicism 57
Thomas Kaminski

6 Romanticism 72
Bruce Graver

7 Victorian 87
Norman Vance

8 Modernism 101
Kenneth Haynes

Part II: Places 115

9 Africa 117
William J. Dominik

10 Central-Eastern Europe 132
Jerzy Axer with the assistance of Katarzyna Tomaszuk

11 France 156
Philip Ford

12 Germany and German-Speaking Europe 169
Volker Riedel

13 Iberian Peninsula 192
Luisa López Grigera

14 Italy 208
David Marsh

15 Latin America 222
Andrew Laird

16 Low Countries 237
Gilbert Tournoy

17 Scandinavia 252
Minna Skafte Jensen

18 United Kingdom 265
Richard Jenkyns

19 United States 279
Ward Briggs

Part III: Contemporary Themes 295

20 Reception 297
Charles Martindale

21 Postcolonial Studies 312
Lorna Hardwick

22 Gender and Sexuality 328
Alastair J. L. Blanshard

23 Fascism 342
Katie Fleming

24 Psychology 355
Fabio Stok

25 Modern and Postmodern Art and Architecture 371
Gail Levin

26 Film 393
Karl Galinsky

Bibliography 408

Index 471

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Author Information

Craig W. Kallendorf is Professor of English and Classics at Texas A&M University. He is the author of In Praise of Aeneas (1989), Virgil and the Myth of Venice (2000), and The Other Virgil (2007) as well as over 30 articles on the classical tradition.
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The Wiley Advantage


  • A comprehensive introduction and overview of the classical tradition - the interpretation of classical texts in later centuries.

  • Accommodates a pressing need within reception studies, the fastest growing area in the field of classics.

  • Comprises 26 newly commissioned essays from an international team of experts.

  • Divided into three sections: a chronological survey, a geographical survey, and a section illustrating the connections between the classical tradition and contemporary theory.
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Reviews

"I have hugely enjoyed reading this book. I have read every single chapter and learned an enormous amount … I welcome this volume most warmly." (Translation and Literature, Autumn 2008)

“An ambitious and valuable volume … Highly recommended.”
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"I have hugely enjoyed reading this book. I have read every single chapter and learned an enormous amount … I welcome this volume most warmly."
(Translation and Literature, Autumn 2008)

“An ambitious and valuable volume … Highly recommended.”
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