This landmark collection presents a wide variety of viewpoints on the value and role of reception theory within the modern discipline of classics. * A pioneering collection, looking at the role reception theory plays, or could play, within the modern discipline of classics. * Emphasizes theoretical aspects of reception. * Written by a wide range of contributors from young scholars to established figures, from Europe, the UK and the USA. * Draws on material from many different fields, from translation studies to the visual arts, and from politics to performance. * Sets the agenda for classics in the future.
Charles Martindale is Professor of Latin at the University of Bristol He has written extensively on the reception of classical poetry. In addition to the theoretical Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception (1993), he has edited or coedited collections on the receptions of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, as well as Shakespeare and the Classics (2004). His most recent book is Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics (2005). Richard F. Thomas is Professor of Greek and Latin at Harvard University. His interests are generally focused on Hellenistic Greek and Roman literature, on intertextuality, and on the reception of classical literature in all periods. Recent books include Reading Virgil and His Texts: Studies in Intertextuality (1999) and Virgil and the Augustan Reception (2001). He is currently working on a commentary to Horace, Odes 4 and a coedited volume on the performance artistry of Bob Dylan.