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A ‘Homeric’ hymn to Stalin: performing safe criticism in ancient Greek?

Han Baltussen.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 8433 words.

This article offers an analysis of an unusual ‘Hymn to Stalin’, written in Homeric Greek, but found in a twentieth-century Czech novel. The examination of the style and context of the Ode...

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Absent Presence: <i>pater Ennius</i> in Renaissance Europe

Nora Goldschmidt.

in Classical Receptions Journal

May 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 8755 words.

This article is a case study in what might happen to Classical Reception Studies when the object of reception no longer survives, or survives only in fragments or quotations from other...

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“Aeschylus Got Flow!”

Kevin J. Wetmore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas

October 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Reception. 6577 words.

This essay employs hip-hop theory, specifically the ideas of the sample (incorporating text or music from another source) and the mashup (a free blending of two songs to form a third), to...

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Aeschylus in the mix: the making of Nikos Kazantzakis’ <i>Prometheus</i>-Trilogy

Antonis K. Petrides.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 20635 words.

Kazantzakis’ two foundational works, Askitiki and The Odyssey, not only articulated the Cretan poet’s credo but also crystallized his attitude towards his (classical) forefathers....

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Aesthetic, Sociological, and Exploitative Attitudes to Landscape in Greco-Roman Literature, Art, and Culture

Diana Spencer.

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Art and Architecture; Classical Poetry; Classical Reception. 16324 words.

This article introduces and discusses ancient and contemporary approaches to landscape and proposes model readings for their evaluation. Model readings suggest strategies drawn from...

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<i>Æthiopissæ:</i> the classical tradition, Neo-Latin verse and images of race in George Herbert and Vincent Bourne

John T. Gilmore.

in Classical Receptions Journal

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 7437 words.

This article examines two Latin poems, one by the well-known writer of English as well as Latin poetry, George Herbert (1593–1633), and the other by Vincent Bourne (c. 1695–1747), probably...

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After Antiquity

Clifford Ando.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Reception; Classical History. 6137 words.

The analysis and periodisation of the events and changes that take us from the Roman Empire at its height to whatever came after it have long occupied a distinguished place in European...

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‘An insurmountable chasm?’: re-visiting, re-imagining and re-writing classical pastoral through the modernist poetry of H.D

Harriet Tarlo.

in Classical Receptions Journal

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 9668 words.

This article discusses the pastoral aspects of the modernist poet H.D.’s work, while weaving in reference to some of the key tropes of environmentalism. It re-visits Greek epigram through...

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‘Ancient Greek Culture and Myth in the Terra Mítica Theme Park’

Filippo Carlà and Florian Freitag.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 7741 words.

This article analyses the form of reception of classical antiquity in the Spanish theme park Terra Mítica (Benidorm), concentrating in particular on its representation of Ancient Greece and...

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Andy Warhol’s <i>Alexander the Great</i>: an ancient portrait for Alexander Iolas in a postmodern frame

Travis Nygard and Vincent Tomasso.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 10645 words.

The American Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928–87) produced a series of colourful silkscreen prints in 1982 of a Roman-era bronze head of Alexander the Great. These prints were commissioned by...

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