Alma Parens Originalis? - The Receptions of Classical Literature and Thought in Africa, Europe, the United States, and Cuba

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John Hilton et Anne Gosling - Alma Parens Originalis? - The Receptions of Classical Literature and Thought in Africa, Europe, the United States, and Cuba.
This original collection of articles, derived in part from the papers presented at the twenty-sixth biennial conference of the Classical Association of... Lire la suite
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This original collection of articles, derived in part from the papers presented at the twenty-sixth biennial conference of the Classical Association of South Africa held at Durban and Pietermaritzburg 5-7 July 2005, explores a wide range of receptions of Classical ideas in the fiction, drama, poetry, history, opera, and popular culture of a number of countries from South Africa to Cuba. There is a strong emphasis on the use of Greek and Roman tragedy, especially Aeschylus Seven against Thebes, the Electra plays of Sophocles and Euripides, various reworkings of the figures of Antigone and Medea, and the dramatic style of Seneca, but the compendium also includes chapters on Platonism, Horatian Satire, Mythology, Roman Civilization, Roman Historiography, and Greek erotic spells.
Chronologically, the scope of reception extends from the contemporary (the problem of HIV/AIDS in South Africa), to the twentieth century (Soyinka, Walcott, Forster, Seth, Campbell), and the Renaissance (Daniel Heinsius). The book illustrates the depth, diversity, and complexity of the interconnections between the Classical past and the present. It provides a refreshingly different perspective on a vitally important and vibrant field of research.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    01/01/2007
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-3-03910-929-6
  • EAN
    9783039109296
  • Nb. de pages
    359 pages

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À propos des auteurs

The Editors : John Hilton is an Associate Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has in press articles on the Adamastor episode in Camõens, the use of Lucianic satire in nineteenth-century popular media, ethnic paradoxography in the Aethiopica of Heliodorus, and Greek and Roman names for Africa. He has translated Apuleius's Florida and is currently working on the cultural impact of Roman Law on South African society.
He has degrees from the University of Cape Town (B.A.), the University of South Africa (B.A. Hons), the University of Reading (M.A.), and the University of Natal (Ph.D.). Anne Gosling is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has published articles on the figure of Apollo in Augustan poetry, the figure of the poet in Horace, animals in Juvenal, the Romulus myth, characterization in Plautus, and numismatics.
She is currently working on Ovid's Fasti. She has degrees from the University of Natal (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Exeter (B.A. Hons).

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