Romans and Romantics

Romans and Romantics

by Timothy Saunders, Charles Martindale, Ralph Pite, Mathilde Skoie
     
 

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

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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 Staël, 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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