Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception by Charles MartindaleRedeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception by Charles Martindale

Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception

byCharles MartindaleEditorD. C. Feeney

Paperback | January 29, 1993

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This book applies some of the procedures of modern critical theory to the interpretation of Latin poetry. The author argues for an approach that sees the meaning of a text as always and necessarily involved in the process of "reception," that is the way it has been read and interpreted from the time of its composition down to the present day. A study of its reception-history facilitates novel and more profitable ways of reading. He illustrates his approach with exemplary readings of Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Lucan.
Title:Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of ReceptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:January 29, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521427193

ISBN - 13:9780521427197

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Table of Contents

1. Five concepts in search of an author: suite; 2. Rereading Virgil: divertimento; 3. Rereading Ovid and Lucan: cadenzas; 4. Translation as rereading: symphony in three movements; Postscript: redeeming the text, or a lover's discourse.

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"...Charles Martindale's critical libellus is a fitting companion to the other two books that have so far appeared in the series Roman Literature and its Contexts edited by Denis Feeney and Stephen Hinds. The series' editors cannot be complimented too highly for the bold initiatives they have taken in sponsoring new critical perspectives in a field that, in the past, has been more resistant than responsive to such explorations." New England Classical Newsletter and Journal