By James Garrison
For centuries the main respected poem within the Western literary canon, Vergil's Aeneid celebrates the Roman advantage of pietas. within the preface to his English translation of the poem, John Dryden makes an attempt to provide an explanation for all that this advantage comprises: "Piety alone," he writes, "comprehends the total accountability of guy in the direction of the Gods, in the direction of his nation, and in the direction of his Relations." Dryden's definition belongs to a discussion approximately that means that displays a background of competition over non secular, political, and ethical problems with enduring cultural importance. since it is the positioning of antagonism among pagan and Christian, republican and imperialist, emperor and pope, Protestant and Catholic, pietas and its derivatives within the sleek languages deliver to literary works a number of contexts of ideological dispute. This publication strains the background of the Vergilian excellent from classical Latin to neoclassical English literature. within the technique of, it relatively engages interpretation of quite a number literary works diversely attentive to the Aeneid: from the histories and ancient epics of the Silver Age, to the medieval mirrors for magistrates, to Renaissance variations of Aeneid four and 12, and eventually to Dryden's whole translation.
By J. Arnold
By Robert G. Sullivan
By Valeria Finucci
Resituating those writers’ works within the context of the Renaissance whereas additionally providing value determinations in their uncanny “postmodernity,” the individuals to this quantity concentration totally on Ariosto’s Orlando furioso and Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata. Essays heart on questions of nationwide and non secular identification, performative illustration, and the theatricality of literature. in addition they deal with topics relating to style and gender, social and criminal anthropology, and reactionary as opposed to progressive writing. ultimately, they enhance the traditionally major debate approximately what constitutes smooth literature through revisiting with new viewpoint questions first requested centuries in the past: Did Ariosto invent a very nationwide, and uniquely Italian, literary genre—the chivalric romance? Or did Tasso by myself, by way of equaling the epic criteria of Homer and Virgil, be sure that a literature written in Italian to achieve the prestige of its classical Greek and Latin antecedents?
Arguing that Ariosto and Tasso are nonetheless crucial to the controversy on what constitutes glossy narrative, this assortment should be precious to students of Italian literature, literary background, severe thought, and the Renaissance.
Contributors. Jo Ann Cavallo, Valeria Finucci, Katherine Hoffman, Daniel Javitch, Constance Jordan, Ronald L. Martinez, Eric Nicholson, Walter Stephens, Naomi Yavneh, Sergio Zatti
By Armin Brülhart
Die vorliegende Studie befasst sich mit der um 1410 im Umkreis des Konstanzer Bischofshofs entstandenen Verserzählung ‚Der Ring‘ von Heinrich Wittenwiler. Gegenstand ist die Beschreibung der in diesem Werk angelegten paradoxen Strukturen, wie zum Beispiel der widersprüchlichen inhaltlichen Verknüpfung von derb-komischer Bauernhandlung und lehrhaftem Ernst. Dabei wird von der Annahme ausgegangen, dass Konzeption und Rezeption des Werks in Kreisen anzusetzen sind, die dem Regiment nahestehen und in denen sowohl verfehlte Formen der Aneignung und Anwendung eines Wissens, das regimentsfähig macht, als auch die damit zusammenhängenden Lebenshaltungen diskutiert werden. Die Rekonstruktion der Funktion und des Verständnisses bestehender und im ‚Ring‘ verarbeiteter Texte, Themen, Stoffe und Wissensbestände stehen im Vordergrund, sowie die Frage, wie dabei mit Erwartungen gerechnet und gespielt wird, um seitens der anvisierten Kreise Rezeptionsvorgänge in bildende, die Haltung bestätigende oder verändernde, Erkenntnisprozesse zu überführen.
By D. Valdez
By Michele Lowrie
pieces is the routine debate over the functionality of Horace's Odes. Fiction? Literal fact? A figurative appropriation of Greek culture in the bookish tradition of past due Hellenism? Arguments either for and opposed to achieve a listening to. Michele Lowrie's creation surveys the country of present scholarship and offers
guidance at the seminal matters confronting the translation of Horatian lyric this present day. feedback for additional examining and a consolidated bibliography open avenues for extra vast research.
By Apollonios Rhodios,Peter Green
Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius
By Sarah Knight,Stefan Tilg
By R. Howard Bloch,Alison Calhoun,Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet
In the early Nineteen Nineties, Stephen Nichols brought the time period "new medievalism" to explain an alternative choice to the conventional philological method of the learn of the romantic texts within the medieval interval. whereas the outdated method inquisitive about formal points of language, this new process was once historicist and moved past a slim specialise in language to envision the wider social and cultural contexts within which literary works have been composed and disseminated. in the box, this variation of medieval stories was once as very important because the genetic revolution to the research of biology and has had an incredible impact at the research of medieval literature. Rethinking the recent Medievalism bargains either a historic account of the move and its achievements whereas indicating—in Nichols’s cutting edge spirit—still more recent instructions for medieval studies.
The essays take care of questions of authorship, theology, and fabric philology and are written by means of individuals of a large philological and demanding circle that Nichols nourished for 40 years. Daniel Heller-Roazen’s essay, for instance, demonstrates the conjunction of the outdated philology and the hot. In an in depth exam of the background of the phrases used for maritime raiders from old Greece to the current (pirate, plunderer, bandit), Roazen attracts a superb line among lawlessness and lawfulness, among judicial motion and struggle, among conflict and public coverage. different participants comprise Jack Abecassis, Marina Brownlee, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Andreas Kablitz, and Ursula Peters.