Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations

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This book seeks to examine the various ways in which ancient authors and modern readers negotiate the interrelations of whole and part, and construct and respond to perceived designs in the world of text. The contributors develop the well-established reading strategies of intertextuality, narratology, and various forms of reader-response criticism, while appreciating and questioning the aesthetic quality of the texts, which range from those of Homer and Plato to Catullus and Cicero.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199240937
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Intratextuality: Texts, Parts, and (W)holes in Theory 1
2 Wrapping Homer Up: Cohesion, Discourse, and Deviation in the Iliad 43
3 Sense and Sententiousness in the Greek Novels 67
4 Epic in the Middle of the Wood: Mise en Abyme in the Nisus and Euryalus Episode 89
5 Catullus, 64: Footprints in the Labyrinth 115
6 Design and Designation in Virgil's Aeneid, Tacitus' Annals, and Michelangelo's Conversion of Saint Paul 143
7 Connecting the Disconnected: Reading Ovid's Fasti 171
Editorial Preface 204
8 Making a Text of the Universe: Perspectives on Discursive Order in the De Rerum Natura of Lucretius 205
9 Intratext and Irony in Aristophanes 227
10 Dialogue and Irony in Cicero: Reading De Republica 263
11 The Life and Soul of the Party: Plato, Symposium 287
Endtext 325
References 331
Index 357
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