Romans and Romantics

Hardcover | September 2, 2012

EditorTimothy Saunders, Charles Martindale, Ralph Pite

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This volume provides, for the first time, an extensive and wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity. Encompassing literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship from across Europe and the US, it assesses the influence ancientRoman culture has had upon Romanticism, and the influence Romanticism has in turn had upon our understanding of the ancient Romans. Arranged in three sections - Romanticisms, Romantics, and Reception - the 20 contributions in this volume assess various shared themes and motifs, case studies from the Romantic Period, and the way in which reception of Romanticism shaped and was shaped by the reception of Roman antiquity. Byhighlighting the key role that the Romans played in the creation and development of Romanticism, and the role Romanticism has since played in conceptions of the Romans, Romans and Romantics initiates not only a reassessment of the relationship between its two protagonists, but develops a newunderstanding of each of them individually. Figures discussed within the volume include Byron, Emerson, Foscolo, Goethe, Hardy, Hawthorne, Keats, Maggi, Mozart, Niebuhr, Pastrone, Pater, Jean Paul, Poe, Pushkin, Mary and Percy Shelley, the Schlegel brothers, Charlotte Smith, Madame de Stael, Thoreau, Vosmaer, Wergeland, and Wordsworth.

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This volume provides, for the first time, an extensive and wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity. Encompassing literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship from across Europe and the US, it assesses the influence ancientRoman culture has had upon Romanticism, and t...

Timothy Saunders is Lecturer in English Literature at Volda University College. Charles Martindale is Dean of Arts and Professor of Latin at University of Bristol. Ralph Pite is Professor of English Literature at University of Bristol. Mathilde Skoie is Associate Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Bergen and Head of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:474 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:September 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of ContributorsPrefaceList of illustrationsRalph Pite: IntroductionPart One: Romanticisms1. Jonathan Sachs: Republicanism: Ancient Rome and Literary Modernity in British Romanticism2. Helge Jordheim: The Struggle with Time: The Temporalization and Politicization of Roman Antiquity in the Works of the German Romantics3. Timothy Saunders: Originality4. Mathilde Skoie: Romantic scholars and classical scholarship: German readings of Sulpicia5. Genevieve Liveley: On LovePart Two: Romantics6. Stuart Gillespie: Literary History and Critical Historicism: Reading Wordsworth's Juvenal7. Bruce Graver: Wordsworth and the Stoics8. Juan Christian Pellicer: Virgil s Eclogues and Georgics in Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head9. Catharine Edwards: The return to Rome: desire and loss in Stael's Corinne10. Timothy Webb: Haunted City: the Shelleys, Byron, and Ancient Rome11. Jostein Bortnes: Pushkin's Ovid12. Jorgen Sejersted: Republicanism, Stoicism and Narcissism in Henrik Wergeland's The Creation, Man and Messiah13. Carl J. Richard: The Romans and the American RomanticsPart Three: Receptions14. Elizabeth Prettejohn: Seeing and Making Art in Rome: Carel Vosmaer's The Amazon15. Stefano Evangelista: Rome and the Romantic Heritage in Walter Pater's Marius the Epicurean16. Ralph Pite: Thomas Hardy and 'the reach of perished Rome'17. Erling Sandmo: Rulers, Ghosts, and Prophets: Romans in Romantic Opera18. Piero Garofalo: Ancient Rome and Romanticism in Italian CinemaAfterwordGlenn W. Most: English Bards and German ProfessorsBibliographyIndex