By Catherine M. Connors
By Scott McGill
The centos are literary video games, they usually have a playful surprise worth that feels very sleek. but the texts additionally call for to be taken heavily for what they reveal approximately overdue old literary tradition, Virgil's reception, and a number of other very important issues in Latin literature and literary experiences in general. As substantially intertextual works, the centos are relatively useful websites for pursuing inquiry into allusion. Scrutinizing the peculiarities of the texts' allusive engagements with Virgil calls for explanation of the jobs of the writer and the reader in allusion, the standards for selecting what constitutes an allusion, and the various features allusion may have. by way of investigating the centos from those diverse views and asking what they display a couple of wide selection of weighty matters, this booklet comes into discussion with significant subject matters and reports in Latin literature.
By Kim M. Phillips
A designated eu point of view on Asia emerged within the overdue heart a while. Early experiences of a homogeneous "India" of marvels and monsters gave solution to money owed written via medieval tourists that indulged readers' interest approximately far-flung landscapes and cultures with out showing the attitudes obtrusive within the later writings of aspiring imperialists. Mining the bills of greater than twenty Europeans who made—or claimed to have made—journeys to Mongolia, China, India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia among the mid-thirteenth and early 16th centuries, Kim Phillips reconstructs a medieval ecu imaginative and prescient of Asia that was once via turns severe, impartial, and admiring.
In supplying a cultural historical past of the come upon among medieval Latin Christians and the far-off East, Before Orientalism unearths how Europeans' winning preoccupations with nutrients and consuming behavior, gender roles, sexualities, civility, and the overseas physique contributed to shaping their perceptions of Asian peoples and societies. Phillips offers specific awareness to the texts' recognized or most probably audiences, the cultural settings in which they discovered a foothold, and the wider influence in their descriptions, whereas additionally contemplating the motivations in their writers. She unearths in wealthy element responses from eu tourists that ranged from pragmatism to ask yourself. worry of army could, admiration for top criteria of civic lifestyles and courtroom tradition, or even enjoy overseas beauty hardly ever assumed the type of secular Eurocentric superiority that will later represent Orientalism. putting medieval writing at the East within the context of an emergent "Europe" whose explorers sought to benefit greater than to rule, Before Orientalism complicates our realizing of medieval attitudes towards the foreign.
By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic tradition tailored, reinterpreted, and remodeled Archaic Greek lyric via a posh technique of textual, cultural, and artistic reception. the ways that the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was once preserved, edited, and browse by means of Hellenistic students and poets, the ebook indicates that Archaic poets usually glance very assorted within the new social, cultural, and political atmosphere of Hellenistic Alexandria. for instance, the Alexandrian Sappho evolves from the singer of Archaic Lesbos yet has unique institutions and contexts, from Ptolemaic politics and Macedonian queens to the recent phenomenon of the poetry publication and an Alexandrian scholarship purpose on maintenance and codification.
A research of Hellenistic poetic tradition and an interpretation of a few of the Archaic poets it so lovingly preserved, Arion's Lyre is usually an exam of the way one poetic tradition reads another--and how smooth readings of historic poetry are filtered and formed by means of previous readings.
By John McKinnell,Donata Kick,John Shafer
Essays on Eddic Poetry offers a range of significant articles on previous Norse literature via famous medievalist John McKinnell. whereas McKinnell’s paintings addresses a number of the perennial concerns within the examine of outdated Norse, this assortment has a different concentrate on the interaction among heathen and Christian world-views within the poems.
Among the texts tested are Hávamál, including an elegantly cynical poem approximately Óðinn’s sexual intrigues and a extra mystical one approximately his self-sacrifice at the world-tree on the way to achieve magical knowledge; Vǫlundarkviða, which recounts an elvish smith’s revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkviða, the place the heroine bravely yet foolishly increases her useless father to call for the lethal sword Tyrfingr from him.
Originally released among 1988 and 2008, those twelve essays hide a variety of mythological and heroic poems and feature been revised and up-to-date to mirror the newest scholarship.
By Beatrice Michaelis
By Luke Roman
other historic sessions, the booklet argues that poets in old Rome hired a 'rhetoric of autonomy' to outline their place inside of Roman society and identify the specified price in their work.
This learn of the Roman rhetoric of poetic autonomy contains an exam of poetic self-representation in first-person genres from the past due republic to the early empire. having a look heavily on the works of Lucilius, Catullus, Propertius, Horace, Virgil, Tibullus, Ovid, Statius, Martial, and Juvenal, Poetic Autonomy in historic Rome presents clean perception into old literary texts and reinvigorates the discussion among old and glossy aesthetics.
By Paolo Poccetti
This quantity assembles 50 contributions awarded on the XVII foreign Colloquium on Latin Linguistics. They include crucial issues of Latin linguistics with diverse theoretical and methodological methods: phonetics, syntax, etymology and semantics, pragmatics and textual research. it's a resource for the learn of comparative and normal linguistics, not just for linguists but additionally for students of classical philology.
By J. E. Atkinson,J. C. Yardley
By Christopher M. Roman