Texts, Ideas, and the Classics: Scholarship, Theory, and Classical Literature

Hardcover | September 15, 2001

EditorS. J. Harrison

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This book aims to promote a simple idea: that, in the contemporary context of the study and interpretation of classical literature at universities, traditional classical scholarship and modern theoretical ideas need to work with each other in the common task of the interpretation of texts.Such dialogue and co-operation is not merely desirable; it is essential to ensure the survival and relevance of the study of classical literature in the twenty-first century. The purpose of this book is protreptic, to speak both to the sceptical and non-sceptical and to suggest to both the importance of the topic. The topics selected were chosen by a panel of distinguished practitioners as traditional areas of classical literary studies where the importance ofco-operation of theory and scholarship could be shown in different ways by scholars who ranged widely in their views: 'literary language', 'narrative', 'genre', 'historicism', and 'reception and history of scholarship'.

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This book aims to promote a simple idea: that, in the contemporary context of the study and interpretation of classical literature at universities, traditional classical scholarship and modern theoretical ideas need to work with each other in the common task of the interpretation of texts.Such dialogue and co-operation is not merely de...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prof. Lillian Doherty: The Snares of the Odyssey: Feminist and Narratological ReadingsDr Irene de Jong: Foreshadowing and Suspense in HerodotusProf. P.L. Schmidt: Latin Studies in Germany 1933-45: Institutional Conditions, Political Pressures, Scholarly ConsequencesProf. M.S. Silk: Pindar meets Plato: Theory, Style and the ClassicsProf. J. Danielewicz: Metatext and its functions in Greek Lyric PoetryProf. A. Barchiesi: The CrossingDr John Henderson: Explaining Them to Us: PolybiusDr Ingrid de Smet: Giants on the Shoulders of Dwarfs? Considerations on the Value of Renaissance and Early Modern Scholarship for Today's ClassicistsProf. S.C.R. Swain: Introduction: HistoricismProf. Susanna Morton Braund: Introduction: GenreDr Chris Stray: Purity in Danger: The Contextual Life of SavantsProf. M.D. Reeve: Introduction: Reception/History of ScholarshipDr D.P.Fowler: Introduction: Narrative