Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics by Frederick A. de ArmasCervantes, Raphael and the Classics by Frederick A. de Armas

Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics

byFrederick A. de Armas

Paperback | August 26, 2010

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Frederick de Armas argues in this work that throughout his literary career, Cervantes was engaged in a conversation with the classical authors of Greece and Rome, especially through the interpretations of antiquity presented by the artist Raphael. Rather than looking at Cervantes' texts in relation to other literary works, this book demonstrates how Cervantes' trip to Italy and his observation of Italian Renaissance art--particularly the works of Raphael at the Vatican--led him to create new images and structures in his works.
Title:Cervantes, Raphael and the ClassicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521152771

ISBN - 13:9780521152778

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. The politics of imitation; 2. Raphael: a Vatican of the mind; 3. Raphael: the archaeology of power; 4. Giulio Romano: remembering Rome; 5. Aeschylus: praising the enemy; 6. Homer: an epic contest; 7. Virgil: prophesying Empire; 8. Lucan: the necromancy of imitation; 9. Contaminatio: epic flames/textual ashes; 10. Cicero/Macrobius: intimations of immortality; Notes; Works sited; Index.

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"De Armas has produced highly perceptive reading of cultrual encodings of myth, allegory, and visual symbol and demonstrated their importance for interpretation of early modern Spanish literary texts." Renaissance Quarterly