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By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

ISBN-10: 1444393774

ISBN-13: 9781444393774

Interpreting the large quantity of the way during which the humanities, tradition, and regarded Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A better half to Classical Receptions explores the impression of this phenomenon on either historical and later societies. offers a entire advent and assessment of classical reception - the translation of classical paintings, tradition, and notion in later centuries, and the Read more...

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In this context, she describes the Titans as the progenitors of gods and men (337), a half-truth which is transparently intended as a challenge to Zeus as ‘father of gods and men’ . Declaring Oceanus the ‘origin of the gods’ is not so much wrong as it is tendentious. A similar point can be made about Hera’s claim to be his foster daughter, and about the alleged time of her adoption during the battle of the Titans. 358, 886–90 for Zeus’ wife Metis and her children). It would thus appear that a simple dichotomy between ‘traditional’ and ‘untraditional’ material does not do justice to the complexities of Hera’s speech.

Neither have we attempted to probe the conception of the ‘classic’ in general in its relationship to matrices of receptions (for an approach to the last, see Lianeri and Zajko 2008). The chapters that discuss the interaction between Greek and/or Roman material and various contexts in western culture should not be read as identifying the origins and subsequent genealogies and importance of Greek and Roman material primarily with Europe. Ancient Greece, after all, was at the interface of west and east, and recent research in ancient history has established the cultural diversity of the ancient Mediterranean context (Davies 2002; Morris 1992; West 1997).

The Plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and faire. The Sea it self, which one would think Should have but little need of Drink, Drinks ten thousand Rivers up, So fill’d that they oreflow the Cup. The busie Sun (and one would guess By’s drunken fiery face no less) Drinks up the Sea, and, when’has don, The Moon and Stars drink up the Sun. They drink and dance by their own light, They drink and revel all the night. Nothing in Nature’s Sober found, But an eternal Health goes round.

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