Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality (Hardback)
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Short Description for Greek to Latin Hutchinson investigates the relationship between Latin and Greek literature and shows some of the contexts in which the interaction of the literatures should be viewed. Based on an independent collection of evidence, the book draws extensively on inscriptions, archaeology, papyri, scholia, and a wide-range of texts.
- Published: 15 November 2013
- Format: Hardback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199670703 ISBN 10: 0199670706
- Sales rank: 717,481
Full description for Greek to Latin
The relationship between Latin and Greek literature is one of the most fundamental questions for Latin literature, and for the reception of Greek literature. This innovative volume shows some of the contexts in which the interaction of the literatures should be viewed. Professor Hutchinson investigates Roman conceptions of their own literary history and Greek literary history as two chronological sequences, artificially separated, and takes the reader around the Mediterranean to see the different places where Romans encountered Greek art with words. The volume looks at Roman perceptions of the contrasting Greek and Latin languages, and compares in detail Latin adaptation of Greek writing with Latin adaptation of Latin. It views the different approaches to Greek material, ideas, and works between three prose 'super-genres', and within the poetic 'super-genre' of hexameters. It is based on an independent collection of evidence, and draws extensively on inscriptions, archaeology, papyri, scholia, and a wide range of texts.