Romans and Romantics

Overview

This volume provides, for the first time, an extensive and wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity. Encompassing literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship from across Europe and the US, it assesses the influence ancient Roman culture has had upon Romanticism, and the influence Romanticism has in turn had upon our understanding of the ancient Romans.

Arranged in three sections - Romanticisms, Romantics, and ...

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Overview

This volume provides, for the first time, an extensive and wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity. Encompassing literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship from across Europe and the US, it assesses the influence ancient Roman culture has had upon Romanticism, and the influence Romanticism has in turn had upon our understanding of the ancient Romans.

Arranged in three sections - Romanticisms, Romantics, and Reception - the 20 contributions in this volume assess various shared themes and motifs, case studies from the Romantic Period, and the way in which reception of Romanticism shaped and was shaped by the reception of Roman antiquity. By highlighting the key role that the Romans played in the creation and development of Romanticism, and the role Romanticism has since played in conceptions of the Romans, Romans and Romantics initiates not only a reassessment of the relationship between its two protagonists, but develops a new understanding of each of them individually.

Figures discussed within the volume include Byron, Emerson, Foscolo, Goethe, Hardy, Hawthorne, Keats, Maggi, Mozart, Niebuhr, Pastrone, Pater, Jean Paul, Poe, Pushkin, Mary and Percy Shelley, the Schlegel brothers, Charlotte Smith, Madame de Staƫl, Thoreau, Vosmaer, Wergeland, and Wordsworth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199588541
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Series: Classical Presences Series
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Saunders is Lecturer in English Literature at Volda University College

Charles Martindale is Dean of Arts and Professor of Latin at University of Bristol

Ralph Pite is Professor of English Literature at University of Bristol

Mathilde Skoie is Associate Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Bergen and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Preface
List of illustrations
Introduction Ralph Pite
Part One: Romanticisms
1. Republicanism: Ancient Rome and Literary Modernity in British Romanticism, Jonathan Sachs
2. The Struggle with Time: The Temporalization and Politicization of Roman Antiquity in the Works of the German Romantics, Helge Jordheim
3. Originality, Timothy Saunders
4. Romantic scholars and classical scholarship: German readings of Sulpicia, Mathilde Skoie
5. On Love, Genevieve Liveley
Part Two: Romantics
6. Literary History and Critical Historicism: Reading Wordsworth's Juvenal, Stuart Gillespie
7. Wordsworth and the Stoics, Bruce Graver
8. Virgil s Eclogues and Georgics in Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head, Juan Christian Pellicer
9. The return to Rome: desire and loss in Stael's Corinne, Catharine Edwards
10. Haunted City: the Shelleys, Byron, and Ancient Rome, Timothy Webb
11. Pushkin's Ovid, Jostein Bortnes
12. Republicanism, Stoicism and Narcissism in Henrik Wergeland's The Creation, Man and Messiah, Jorgen Sejersted
13. The Romans and the American Romantics, Carl J. Richard
Part Three: Receptions
14. Seeing and Making Art in Rome: Carel Vosmaer's The Amazon, Elizabeth Prettejohn
15. Rome and the Romantic Heritage in Walter Pater's Marius the Epicurean, Stefano Evangelista
16. Thomas Hardy and 'the reach of perished Rome', Ralph Pite
17. Rulers, Ghosts, and Prophets: Romans in Romantic Opera, Erling Sandmo
18. Ancient Rome and Romanticism in Italian Cinema, Piero Garofalo
Afterword
English Bards and German Professors, Glenn W. Most
Bibliography
Index

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