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Conversing with antiquity : English poets and the classics, from Shakespeare to Pope, David Hopkins

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Conversing with antiquity : English poets and the classics, from Shakespeare to Pope
Title
Conversing with antiquity
Title remainder
English poets and the classics, from Shakespeare to Pope
Statement of responsibility
David Hopkins
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Conversing with Antiquity collects, in a substantially revised and updated form, studies, by one of the leading scholars in the field, of the reception of the classics by English poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A new Introduction locates the book's investigations within the context of current debates between aestheticians and cultural historians about the reception of classical culture. Where some recent studies have regarded English poets' dealings with the classics as acts of 'appropriation', or even 'colonialization', David Hopkins emphasizes the element of dialogic give-and-take in the relationship between these poets and their classical peers. He argues that, rather than simply 'updating' or 'assimilating' the classics to their own cultural norms, poets such as Abraham Cowley, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Creech, John Milton, John Dryden, and Alexander Pope engaged in trans-historical conversation with Greek and Roman poets, in which self-discovery and self-transcendence were as important as any simple 'accommodation' of ancient texts to modern tastes."--Jacket
  • "Conversing with Antiquity collects, in a substantially revised and updated form, studies, by one of the leading scholars in the field, of the reception of the classics by English poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A new Introduction locates the book's investigations within the context of current debates between aestheticians and cultural historians about the reception of classical culture. Where some recent studies have regarded English poets' dealings with the classics as acts of 'appropriation', or even 'colonialization', David Hopkins emphasizes the element of dialogic give-and-take in the relationship between these poets and their classical peers. He argues that, rather than simply 'updating' or 'assimilating' the classics to their own cultural norms, poets such as Abraham Cowley, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Creech, John Milton, John Dryden, and Alexander Pope engaged in trans-historical conversation with Greek and Roman poets, in which self-discovery and self-transcendence were as important as any simple 'accommodation' of ancient texts to modern tastes."--BOOK JACKET
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UKM
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1948-
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Hopkins, David
Dewey number
821.309
Index
index present
LC call number
PR545.C67
LC item number
H66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Classical presences
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  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Classicism
  • Classicism
Label
Conversing with antiquity : English poets and the classics, from Shakespeare to Pope, David Hopkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : reception as conversation -- The English Homer : Shakespeare, Longinus, and English Neoclassicism -- Cowley's Horation mice -- The English voices of Lucretius, from Lucy Hutchinson to John Mason Good -- If he were living, and an Englishman : translation theory in the age of Dryden -- Dryden and the tenth satire of Juvenal -- Dryden's Baucis and Philemon -- Nature's laws and man's : Dryden's Cinyras and Myrrha -- Dryden and Ovid's Wit out of season : the twelfth book of Ovid his Metamorphoses and Ceyx and Alcyone -- Translation, metempsychosis, and the flux of nature : Dryden's Of the Pythagorean philosophy -- Some varieties of Pope's Classicism -- Pope's Trojan geography -- Colonization, closure, or creative dialogue? The case of Pope's Iliad
Control code
320803225
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780199560349
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009935902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)320803225
Label
Conversing with antiquity : English poets and the classics, from Shakespeare to Pope, David Hopkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : reception as conversation -- The English Homer : Shakespeare, Longinus, and English Neoclassicism -- Cowley's Horation mice -- The English voices of Lucretius, from Lucy Hutchinson to John Mason Good -- If he were living, and an Englishman : translation theory in the age of Dryden -- Dryden and the tenth satire of Juvenal -- Dryden's Baucis and Philemon -- Nature's laws and man's : Dryden's Cinyras and Myrrha -- Dryden and Ovid's Wit out of season : the twelfth book of Ovid his Metamorphoses and Ceyx and Alcyone -- Translation, metempsychosis, and the flux of nature : Dryden's Of the Pythagorean philosophy -- Some varieties of Pope's Classicism -- Pope's Trojan geography -- Colonization, closure, or creative dialogue? The case of Pope's Iliad
Control code
320803225
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780199560349
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009935902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)320803225

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