This study traces the steady decline of classical authorityin English literature from the mid-seventeenth century and the role of translation in shifting the emphasis away the classical learning. The author focuses on Virgil, once the most revered of poets but also explores the fate of some of his fellow Ancients.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Tanya Caldwell is Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University. She is the author of Time to Begin Anew: Dryden’s Georgics and Aeneis, as well as various articles on Restoration and eighteenth-century studies.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Virgil in the 1650s and 1660s: Dismantling Augustanism Virgil in the 1670s and 1680s: The Emperor's New Clothes Virgil, 1688-1700: A Watershed of English Literature Virgil, 1700-1760s: Redefining Neoclassicism The Legacy: Tradition Metamorphosed Bibliography