Conversing with Antiquity: English Poets and the Classics, from Shakespeare to Pope (Classical Presences Series)

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Conversing with Antiquity gathers together a selection of revised previously published articles by one of the foremost scholars of Renaissance and early modern English literature, contextualizing them with a specially written Introduction. David Hopkins explores the interaction between English poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and those of ancient Greece and Rome, emphasizing the element of exchange and dialogue between the two. Hopkins stresses the ways in which English poets were changed by their engagement with the Classics. He also suggests that valuable new light is cast on classical literature itself by English poets' responses. His study encompasses a number of major classical poets (Homer, Lucretius, Horace, Ovid, Juvenal), and with both mainstream canonical English poets (Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope) and some of their more interesting contemporaries (Abraham Cowley, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Creech, Henry Higden, Christopher Smart).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199560349
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Series: Classical Presences Series
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hopkins is Professor of English Literature at the University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Reception as Conversation

1 'The English Homer: Shakespeare, Longinus, and English 'Neoclassicism'

2 Cowley's Horatian Mice

3 The English Voices of Lucretius, from Lucy Hutchinson to John Mason Good

4 'If he were living, and an Englishman': Translation Theory in the Age of Dryden

5 Dryden and the Tenth Satire of Juvenal

6 Dryden's 'Baucis and Philemon'

7 Nature's Laws and Man's: Dryden's 'Cinyras and Myrrha'

8 Dryden and Ovid's 'Wit out of Season': 'The Twelfth Book of Ovid his Metamorphoses' and 'Ceyx and Alcyone'

9 Translation, Metempsychosis, and the Flux of Nature: Dryden's 'Of the Pythagorean Philosophy'

10 Some Varieties of Pope's Classicism

11 Pope's Trojan Geography

12 Colonization, Closure, or Creative Dialogue? The Case of Pope's Iliad

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