Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity: An Introductory Essay

Routledge, 2005 M07 15 - 240 páginas
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Although a third of his plays are set in the ancient world and he constantly used classical mythology, history, and ideas, Shakespeare received a simple grammar school education and did not have a scholar's knowledge of the classics.
The critical implications of this are the subject of Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity. Against a recent academic tendency to exaggerate Shakespeare's learning, the authors investigate how he used his comparatively restricted knowledge to create, for example, an unusually convincing picture of Rome, and analyse, by presenting us with careful readings of specific passages, the styles Shakespeare employed under the influence of classical writers, especially Ovid, Seneca, and (in translation) Homer and Plutarch.

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Shakespeares Ovid
Shakespeares Troy
Shakespeares Trojan Style
Shakespeares Rome
Shakespeares Stoicism
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Selected Bibliography
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Charles Michelle Martindale

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