G. O. Hutchinson, Greek to Latin. Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

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Gregory O. Hutchinson, Greek to Latin. Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality, Oxford, New York, 2013.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
464 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-967070-3
£90.00

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.

Gregory Hutchinson is Professor of Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford.

Table of contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Part I: Time
1: Making Histories
2: Strife and Change
Part II: Space
3: Rome, Villas, South Italy
4: Sicily, Athens, Rest of Greek Mainland, Rhodes
5: Asia, Massilia, Alexandria
Part III: Words
6: Two Languages
7: Transposition and Triads
8: Styles and Settings
9: Trunk and Branches
Part IV: Genre
10: The Landscape of Prose
11: The Grounds of Prose
12: The Grounds of Hexameter Poetry
13: Space and Intertextuality in Hexameters
14: Hexameters: History and Internal Mixture
Bibliography
Indexes
I: Index of Passages Discussed
II: General Index

Source : Oxford University Press

 

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