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A Companion to the Classical Tradition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3416-6
512 pages
February 2010, 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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List of Figures.

List of Maps.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction.

1. Education (Christopher Stray, University of Wales Swansea).

Part I: Periods.

2. Middle Ages (Jan M. Ziolkowski, Harvard University).

3. Renaissance (Craig W. Kallendorf, Texas A&M University).

4. Baroque (Ingrid D. Rowland, University of Notre Dame).

5. Neoclassicism (Thomas Kaminski, Loyola University, Chicago).

6. Romanticism (Bruce Graver, Providence College).

7. Victorian (Norman Vance, University of Sussex).

8. Modernism (Kenneth Haynes, Brown University).

Part II: Places.

9. Africa (William J. Dominik, University of Otago, New Zealand).

10. Central-Eastern Europe (Jerzy Axer, with the assistance of Katarzyna Tomaszuk, University of Warsaw).

11. France (Philip Ford, Cambridge University).

12. Germany and German-Speaking Europe (Volker Riedel, University of Jena).

13. Iberian Peninsula (Luisa López Grigera, University of Michigan).

14. Italy (David Marsh, Rutgers University).

15. Latin America (Andrew Laird, Warwick University).

16. Low Countries (Gilbert Tournoy, Catholic University of Leuven).

17. Scandinavia (Minna Skafte Jensen, Odense University).

18. United Kingdom (Richard Jenkyns, Oxford University).

19. United States (Ward Briggs, University of South Carolina).

Part III: Contemporary Themes.

20. Reception (Charles Martindale, Bristol University).

21. Postcolonial Studies (Lorna Hardwick, Open University).

22. Gender and Sexuality (Alastair J. L. Blanshard, University of Sydney).

23. Fascism (Katie Fleming, London University).

24. Psychology (Fabio Stok, University of Rome, Tor Vergata).

25. Modern and Postmodern Art and Architecture (Gail Levin (Baruch College and The Graduate School, City University of New York).

26. Film (Karl Galinsky, University of Texas Austin).

Bibliography.

Index.

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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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  • 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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"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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