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English Literature and Ancient Languages

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Overview

This is a study of the presence of Greek and Latin in British literature since the Renaissance. While the influence of Greek and Roman literature on British literature has been extensively surveyed, the role of those ancient languages themselves within modern British literature has only begun to be studied. This book is a study of the literary representation and dramatization of English in contact with Greek and Latin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199212125
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/14/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Haynes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. He is co-editor of Horace in English (Penguin 1996) and of the first scholarly editions of two major works by Swinburne (forthcoming from Penguin). He is also co-editor, with Peter France, of The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, Volume 4: 1790-1890 (forthcoming).

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Multilingualism in Literature
2. Varieties of Language Purism
3. The Interference of Latin with English Literature
4. Greek Influence on English Poetry
5. Apollo, Dionysus, and Nineteenth-Century English and German Poetry

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