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Intratextuality : Greek and Roman Textual Relations - Alison Sharrock


Greek and Roman Textual Relations

By: Alison Sharrock (Editor), Helen Morales (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780199240937
Number Of Pages: 376

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Texts come in parts; they come apart. In reading, readers somehow make sense of the parts and of the whole. This book seeks to examine the various ways in which ancient authors and modern readers negotiate the interrelations of whole and part, and construct and respond to perceived designs in the world of text. The c0ontributors develop the well-established reading strategies of intertextuality, narratology, and various forms of reader-response criticism, while appreciating and questioning the aesthetic quality of the text. The texts studied in individual chapters vary widely in genre and historical period, with Plato and Cicero taking their places alongside Homer and Catullus. Approaches range from the formally narratological to the philosophical and the politically engaged. They are all driven by the desire to look closely at the texts, often directing the reader's eye from a slightly unusual viewpoint.

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`If the proof of the pudding is in the eating, these essays, singly and/or collectively, should prompt a good number of readers to copy down the recipe' Ellen Oliensis, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

List of Contributors
Intratextuality: Texts, Parts, and (W)holes in Theoryp. 1
Wrapping Homer Up: Cohesion, Discourse, and Deviation in the Iliadp. 43
Sense and Sententiousness in the Greek Novelsp. 67
Epic in the Middle of the Wood: Mise en Abyme in the Nisus and Euryalus Episodep. 89
Catullus, 64: Footprints in the Labyrinthp. 115
Design and Designation in Virgil's Aeneid, Tacitus' Annals, and Michelangelo's Conversion of Saint Paulp. 143
Connecting the Disconnected: Reading Ovid's Fastip. 171
Editorial Prefacep. 204
Making a Text of the Universe: Perspectives on Discursive Order in the De Rerum Natura of Lucretiusp. 205
Intratext and Irony in Aristophanesp. 227
Dialogue and Irony in Cicero: Reading De Republicap. 263
The Life and Soul of the Party: Plato, Symposiump. 287
Endtextp. 325
Referencesp. 331
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780199240937
ISBN-10: 0199240930
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.14  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.59

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