Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions
explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies.
- Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics
- Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices
- Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion
- Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics
Keywords: Classical reception, antiquity