Hellenic Whispers: Modes of Greek Literary Influence in Seventeenth-Century French Drama (Medieval and Early Modern French Studies #13) (Paperback)

Hellenic Whispers: Modes of Greek Literary Influence in Seventeenth-Century French Drama (Medieval and Early Modern French Studies #13) By Noël Peacock (Editor), Susanna Phillippo Cover Image
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This is book number 13 in the Medieval and Early Modern French Studies series.

Description


Hellenic Whispers builds a picture of how Greek literature was received and reworked by the authors of seventeenth-century French tragedy. Using case studies, the author establishes a new methodology for exploring the variety of responses and creative processes involved in these encounters with classical Greek material. The book explores the complex interactions surrounding these adaptations of Greek dramatic material, involving the input of scribes, editors, translators and earlier authors, and asks the important question of what these dramatists conceived of themselves as doing. Focusing on a time and place where cultural predilections and a lack of linguistic training made engagement with the original Greek texts problematic, the book explores the creative role of intermediary sources, the build-up of chain reactions between sources and the cumulative processes of recreation involved in the genesis of seventeenth-century dramatic texts. The volume also goes on to explore wider questions relevant to the classical tradition and issues of 'source study' and reception.

About the Author


Susanna Phillippo is Lecturer in Classics at Newcastle University. She previously held a teaching and research fellowship at the University of St Andrews and a British Academy postdoctoral research fellowship at Oriel College, University of Oxford. She has published several articles and books on the influence of classical texts in modern (especially early modern) European literature.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783034308519
ISBN-10: 3034308515
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: November 6th, 2013
Pages: 580
Language: English
Series: Medieval and Early Modern French Studies