By Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, Gesine Manuwald
This quantity takes a brand new method of Roman drama through taking a look at comedian and tragic performs from the Republican and imperial classes in 'context'. by way of providing a couple of case reports and issues of wider matters, the 33 foreign members discover the function of Roman drama in contexts reminiscent of the literary culture, the connection to works in different literary genres, the historic and social state of affairs or the highbrow heritage.
By Sarah Salih, Denise N. Baker
Julian of Norwich the best-known of the medieval mystics this present day. The textual content of her Revelation has circulated consistently because the 15th century, however the 20th century observed a tremendous growth of her attractiveness. Theological or literary-historical stories of Julian may perhaps comment in passing on her attractiveness, yet none have tried a close research of her reception. This assortment fills that hole: it outlines the whole reception background from the extant manuscripts to the current day, taking a look at Julian in devotional cultures, in modernist poetry and present-day renowned literature, and in her iconography in Norwich, either as a pilgrimage website and a vacationer allure.
By Rory McTurk
This significant survey of previous Norse-Icelandic literature and tradition includes 29 chapters written through best students within the box, over a 3rd of whom are Icelanders. while, it conveys a feeling of the mainland Scandinavian origins of the Icelandic humans, and displays the continuing touch among Iceland and different nations and cultures.
The quantity highlights present debates between previous Norse-Icelandic students focusing on diversified features of the topic. assurance of conventional issues is complemented by way of fabric on formerly ignored parts of analysis, comparable to the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the translated knightsвЂ™ sagas. Chapters on вЂarchaeologyвЂ™, вЂsocial institutionsвЂ™ and вЂgeography and travelвЂ™ give the opportunity to view the literature in its wider cultural context whereas chapters on вЂreceptionвЂ™ and вЂcontinuityвЂ™ show the ways that medieval Norse-Icelandic literature and tradition overflow into the trendy interval.
By S. Lightsey
This booklet examines marvels as tangible gadgets within the literary, courtly, and artisanal cultures of medieval England, yet those smart units, neither totally semiotic nor in basic terms positivist gadgets, are imbued with diversified cultural importance that illuminates in new methods the established literature of the Ricardian interval.
By Alastair Minnis, Stephen Rigby
As literary students have lengthy insisted, an interdisciplinary process is key if sleek readers are to make experience of works of medieval literature. specifically, instead of examining the works of medieval authors as addressing us around the centuries approximately a few undying or ahistorical 'human condition', critics from a variety of theoretical techniques have in recent times proven how the paintings of poets comparable to Chaucer constituted engagements with the ability kin and social inequalities in their time. but, possibly unusually, medieval historians have performed little half during this 'historical flip' within the examine of medieval literature. the purpose of this quantity is to permit historians who're specialists within the fields of monetary, social, political, non secular, and highbrow background the opportunity to interpret some of the most well-known works of center English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer's 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales, in its modern context. instead of resorting to conventional old makes an attempt to work out Chaucer's descriptions of the Canterbury pilgrims as fast reflections of historic truth or as pictures of real-life humans whom Chaucer knew, the individuals to this quantity have sought to teach what interpretive frameworks have been on hand to Chaucer so one can make feel of truth and the way he tailored his literary and ideological inheritance on the way to have interaction with the controversies and conflicts of his personal day. starting with a survey of modern debates concerning the social that means of Chaucer's paintings, the amount then discusses all the Canterbury pilgrims in flip. Historians on Chaucer might be of curiosity to all students and scholars of medieval tradition whether or not they are experts in literature or historical past
By Professor of Greek Philology Anton Bierl, Dr Andre Lardinois
Within the latest Sappho Anton Bierl and André Lardinois have edited 21 papers of world-renowned Sappho students facing the recent papyrus fragments of Sappho that have been released in 2014. This set of papyrus fragments, the best locate of Sappho fragments because the starting of the 20 th century, offers major new readings and additions to 5 formerly identified songs of Sappho (frs. five, nine, sixteen, 17 and 18), in addition to the continues to be of 4 formerly unknown songs, together with the hot Brothers music and the Kypris music. The members talk about the content material of those poems in addition to the outcome they've got for our knowing of Sappho’s existence and paintings.
By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe
The richly assorted illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates displaying works of paramount value and curiosity. the foremost epochs, colleges, and sorts of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. lots of the examples were selected to offer a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are nearly inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
By Peter E. Knox
A better half to Ovid is a finished review of 1 of the main influential poets of classical antiquity.Features greater than 30 newly commissioned chapters through famous students writing of their parts of specializationIlluminates numerous facets of Ovid's paintings, similar to creation, style, and stylePresents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poemsIncludes particular discussions of Ovid's fundamental literary impacts and his reception in English literatureProvides a chronology of key literary and ancient occasions in the course of Ovid's lifetime
By Ernst Robert Curtius
Published simply after the second one global battle, European Literature and the Latin heart Ages is a sweeping exploration of the extraordinary continuity of eu literature throughout time and position, from the classical period as much as the early 19th century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T. S. Eliot known as a "magnificent" publication, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature because the important transition among the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. the result's not anything lower than a masterful synthesis of eu literature from Homer to Goethe.
European Literature and the Latin heart Ages is a enormous paintings of literary scholarship. In a brand new creation, Colin Burrow presents severe insights into Curtius's existence and ideas and highlights the distinct value of this glorious book.