Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception

Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception

by Charles Martindale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521427193

ISBN-13: 9780521427197

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book applies some of the procedures of modern critical theory to the interpretation of Latin poetry. The author argues for an approach that sees the meaning of a text as always and necessarily involved in the process of "reception," that is the way it has been read and interpreted from the time of its composition down to the present day. A study of its

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This book applies some of the procedures of modern critical theory to the interpretation of Latin poetry. The author argues for an approach that sees the meaning of a text as always and necessarily involved in the process of "reception," that is the way it has been read and interpreted from the time of its composition down to the present day. A study of its reception-history facilitates novel and more profitable ways of reading. He illustrates his approach with exemplary readings of Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Lucan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521427197
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Roman Literature and its Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. Five concepts in search of an author: suite; 2. Rereading Virgil: divertimento; 3. Rereading Ovid and Lucan: cadenzas; 4. Translation as rereading: symphony in three movements; Postscript: redeeming the text, or a lover's discourse.

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