Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry

Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry

by Stephen Hinds


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This is a book about how the poets of Classical Rome found artistic inspiration in the words and themes of their poetic predecessors. It combines traditional Classical approaches to poetic allusion and imitation with modern literary-theoretical ways of thinking about how texts are used and reused, valued and revalued, in particular reading communities. Like other volumes in the series it is among the most broadly conceived short books on Roman literature to be published in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521571869
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2011
Series: Roman Literature and its Contexts Series
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Reflexivity: allusion and self-annotation; 2. Interpretability: beyond philological fundamentalism; 3. Diachrony: literary history and its narratives; 4. Repetition and change; 5. Tradition and self-fashioning; Bibliography; Index.

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