Tag: Reception

Pliny’s Encyclopedia The Reception of the Natural History


Aude Doody, "Pliny’s Encyclopedia: The Reception of the Natural History"
English | ISBN: 0521491037 | 2010 | 204 pages | PDF | 1340 KB
The Elder Pliny’s Natural History is one of the largest and most extraordinary works to survive from antiquity. It has often been referred to as an encyclopedia, usually without full awareness of what such a characterisation implies. In this book, Dr Doody examines this concept and its applicability to the work, paying far more attention than ever before to the varying ways in which it has been read during the last two thousand years, especially by Francis Bacon and Denis Diderot. This book makes a major contribution not just to the study of the Elder Pliny but to our understanding of the cultural processes of ordering knowledge widespread in the Roman Empire and to the reception of classical literature and ideas.

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The Beardsley Industry The Critical Reception in England and France 1893 – 1914 (Routledge Revivals)


The Beardsley Industry: The Critical Reception in England and France 1893 – 1914 (Routledge Revivals) By Jane Haville Desmarais
2019 | 166 Pages | ISBN: 1138341134 | EPUB | 9 MB
First published in 1998, this is the first book to examine the critical reception accorded to Beardsley’s work.For most of his short working life fierce debate raged in Britain over the merit of Aubrey Beardsley’s black and white drawings. Applauded for their technical skill, they were as often deplored for their ‘slimy nastiness’, their fin-de-siècle decadence and their foreign styles. There are ‘tainted whiffs from across the channel which lodge the Gallic germs in our lungs. Our Beardsleys have identical symptoms with Verlaine, Degas, Le Grand, Forain, and might quite well be sick from infection’ stormed Margaret Armour in the Magazine of Art.Jane Haville Desmarais opens with an account of the English response, exploring the fascinating interplay between Beardsley’s exploitation of the new media to shape his public persona and promote his work and the critics’ use of his life and art to articulate the fears and anxieties of the English fin de siècle. The second half of the book moves to France and deals with a different set of preoccupation. The French perceived Beardsley as the natural inheritor of the mantle of Pre-Raphaelitism. His work remained current largely through the interest of the Symbolists and, in particular, Robert de Montesquiou who celebrated Beardsley’s picturing of the fantasy realms of desire. The intriguing study of two very different critical traditions casts light on key issues of art history and literary studies, in particular the relationship between critical response and social perception.With 21 black and white illustrations, the book also has invaluable appendices which include a bibliography of criticism and comment on the work of Aubrey Beardsley between 1893 and 1914.

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English Translation and Classical Reception Towards a New Literary History


English Translation and Classical Reception: Towards a New Literary History By Stuart Gillespie(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)
2011 | 220 Pages | ISBN: 1405199016 | PDF | 2 MB
English Translation and Classical Reception is the first genuine cross-disciplinary study bringing English literary history to bear on questions about the reception of classical literary texts, and vice versa. The text draws on the author’s exhaustive knowledge of the subject from the early Renaissance to the present. The first book-length study of English translation as a topic in classical reception Draws on the author’s exhaustive knowledge of English literary translation from the early Renaissance to the presentArgues for a remapping of English literary history which would take proper account of the currently neglected history of classical translation, from Chaucer to the presentOffers a widely ranging chronological analysis of English translation from ancient literaturesPreviously little-known, unknown, and sometimes suppressed translated texts are recovered from manuscripts and explored in terms of their implications for English literary history and for the interpretation of classical literature Content: Chapter 1 Making the Classics Belong: A Historical Introduction (pages 1-19): Chapter 2 Creative Translation (pages 20-32): Chapter 3 English Renaissance Poets and the Translating Tradition (pages 33-46): Chapter 4 Two?Way Reception: Shakespeare’s Influence on Plutarch (pages 47-59): Chapter 5 Transformative Translation: Dryden’s Horatian Ode (pages 60-75): Chapter 6 Statius and the Aesthetics of Eighteenth?Century Poetry (pages 76-92): Chapter 7 Classical Translation and the Formation of the English Literary Canon (pages 93-103): Chapter 8 Evidence for an Alternative History: Manuscript Translations of the Long Eighteenth Century (pages 104-122): Chapter 9 Receiving Wordsworth, Receiving Juvenal: Wordsworth’s Suppressed Eighth Satire (pages 123-149): Chapter 10 The Persistence of Translations: Lucretius in the Nineteenth Century (pages 150-162): Chapter 11 ‘Oddity and struggling dumbness’: Ted Hughes’s Homer (pages 163-179): Chapter 12 Afterword (pages 180-182):

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The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium


Anna Marmodoro, "The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium"
English | ISBN: 1108833691 | 2021 | 300 pages | PDF | 1459 KB
Authored by an interdisciplinary team of experts, including historians, classicists, philosophers and theologians, this original collection of essays offers the first authoritative analysis of the multifaceted reception of Greek ethics in late antiquity and Byzantium (ca. 3rd-14th c.), opening up a hitherto under-explored topic in the history of Greek philosophy. The essays discuss the sophisticated ways in which moral themes and controversies from antiquity were reinvigorated and transformed by later authors to align with their philosophical and religious outlook in each period. Topics examined range from ethics and politics in Neoplatonism and ethos in the context of rhetorical theory and performance to textual exegesis on Aristotelian ethics. The volume will appeal to scholars and students in philosophy, classics, patristic theology, and those working on the history of education and the development of Greek ethics.

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