A companion to classical receptions /

Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Literature and culture Published by : Blackwell, (Malden, MA ; | Oxford :) Physical details: xvii, 538 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. ISBN:9781405151672 (hc : alk. paper); 9781444334166 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1405151676. Year: 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [482]-532) and index.

Reception and tradition / Felix Budelmann and Johannes Haubold -- The ancient reception of Homer / Barbara Graziosi -- Poets on Socrates' stage : Plato's reception of dramatic art / Chris Emlyn-Jones -- Respectable in its ruins : Achaemenid Persia, ancient and modern / Thomas Harrison -- Basil of Caesarea and Greek tragedy / Ruth Webb -- Our debt to Greece and Rome : canons, class and ideology / Seth L. Schein -- Gladstone and the classics / David W. Bebbington -- Between colonialism and independence : Eric Williams and the uses of classics in Trinidad in the 1950s and 1960s / Emily Greenwood -- Virgilian contexts / Stephen Harrison -- Colonization, closure or creative dialogue? : the case of Pope's Iliad / David Hopkins -- Translation at the intersection of traditions : the Arab reception of the classics / Ahmed Etman -- Enough give in it : translating the classical play / J. Michael Walton -- Lost in translation? : the problem of (Aristophanic) humour / James Robson -- Making it new : Andr�e Gide's rewriting of myth / Cashman Kerr Prince -- What difference was made? : feminist models of reception / Vanda Zajko -- History and theory : Moses and monotheism and the historiography of the repressed / Miriam Leonard -- Performance reception : canonization and periodization / Pantelis Michelakis -- Iphig�enie en Tauride and Elektra : 'Apolline' and 'Dionysiac' receptions of Greek tragedy into opera / Michael Ewans -- Performance histories / Fiona Macintosh -- 'Body and mask' in performances of classical drama on the modern stage / Angeliki Varakis -- The nomadic theatre of the Societas Raffaello Sanzio : a case of postdramatic reworking of (the classical) tragedy / Freddy Decreus -- Aristophanes between Israelis and Palestinians / Nurit Yaari -- Working with film : theories and methodologies / Joanna Paul -- The Odyssey from Homer to NBC : the Cyclops and the gods / Hanna M. Roisman -- A new hope : film as a teaching tool for the classics / Marianne McDonald -- Possessing Rome : the politics of ruins in Roma capitale / Catharine Edwards -- You unleash the tempest of tragedy : the 1903 Athenian production of Aeschylus' Oresteia / Gonda Van Steen -- Multicultural reception : Greek drama in South Africa in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries / Betine van Zyl Smit -- Putting the class into classical reception / Edith Hall -- Reframing the Homeric : images of the Odyssey in the art of Derek Walcott and Romare Bearden / Gregson Davis -- Plato's stepchildren : SF and the classics / Sarah Annes Brown -- Aristotle's Ethics, old and new / Rosalind Hursthouse -- Classicizing bodies in the male photographic tradition / Bryan E. Burns -- Homer in British World War One poetry / Elizabeth Vandiver -- Reception studies : future prospects / James I. Porter.

"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" http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0805/2007022246-d.html.

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