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Reception Studies

Hardwick, Lorna (2003). Reception Studies. Greece and Rome: New Surveys in the Classics (33). Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

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The texts, images and events of the ancient world have been used both as sources of authority and exploitation in politics, culture and society and as icons of resistance and contest. How classical culture is transplanted into new contexts, how texts are translated and performed and how Greek and Roman values are perceived and used continues to be a force in current debates. The main concepts and explanatory frameworks used in the field are introduced through chapters on reception within antiquity and case studies of more recent receptions from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the USA. The book will be of use to all those interested in the relationship between the arts, culture and society as well as to students and teachers of classical subjects and of literature, drama, film and comparative cultural studies.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2003 The Classical Association
ISBN: 0-19-852865-5, 978-0-19-852865-4
Extra Information: First published by OUP in 2003. Reprinted by CUP in 2009. No longer available on OUP. URL provided to CUP.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 23896
Depositing User: Carol Gillespie
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:34
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