|Hardwick, Lorna / Stray, Christopher (eds.)|
A Companion to Classical Receptions
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
1. Edition November 2010
2010. 560 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4443-3922-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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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