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A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 06.02.2017
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe

A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe is the first comprehensive English?]language study of the reception of classical antiquity in Eastern and Central Europe. This groundbreaking work offers detailed case studies of thirteen countries that are fully contextualized historically, locally, and regionally. The first English-language collection of research and scholarship on Greco-Roman heritage in Eastern and Central Europe
Written and edited by an international group of seasoned and up-and-coming scholars with vast subject-matter experience and expertise
Essays from leading scholars in the field provide broad insight into the reception of the classical world within specific cultural and geographical areas
Discusses the reception of many aspects of Greco-Roman heritage, such as prose/philosophy, poetry, material culture Offers broad and significant insights into the complicated engagement many countries of Eastern and Central Europe have had and continue to have with Greco-Roman antiquity
Zara Martirosova Torlone is Professor in the Department of Classics at Miami University, USA. She is the author of Russia and the Classics (2009) and Vergil in Russia (2015), editor of Classical Reception in Eastern Europe (a special issue of Classical Receptions Journal), and co-editor of Insiders and Outsiders in Russian Cinema (with Stephen Norris, 2008). She has written numerous articles concerning classical literature and its reception, especially in Russian culture. Dana LaCourse Munteanu is Associate Professor in the Department of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University, Newark, USA. She is the author of Tragic Pathos: Pity and Fear in Greek Philosophy and Tragedy (2012) and the editor of Emotion, Genre and Gender in Classical Antiquity (2011). She has written several articles on Greek philosophy, tragedy and the reception. Dorota Dutsch is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. She is the author of Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices (2008), and co-editor of Women in the Drama of the Roman Republi c (with David Konstan and Sharon James, 2015), Ancient Obscenities (with Ann Suter, 2015),and The Fall of the City in the Mediterranean (with Ann Suter and Mary Bachvarova, 2016).

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Notes on Contributors

Radu Ardevan is Professor of Ancient History at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. A specialist in ancient history, epigraphy, and numismatics, he was awarded the Vasile Pârvan prize by the Romanian Academy (2000). He has been an active researcher at the National History Museum of Transylvania and the Institute for Archaeology and Art History in Cluj-Napoca. Besides numerous articles and book chapters, he has published several books: Viata municipala în Dacia romana (1998); with Viorica Suciu and Daniela Ciugudean, Tezaurul monetar roman "Apulum VII " (2003), and, with Livio Zerbini, La Dacia romana (2007).

Jerzy Axer is a Professor at the University of Warsaw and Warsaw Theatre Academy. His main fields of research are Ciceronian studies and the reception of classical tradition in European culture. He is the author of hundreds of articles and book chapters and 12 books in several languages, including The Style and the Composition of Cicero's Speech "Pro Roscio Comoedo " (1980);with Antonio Fontana, Espanoles y polacos en la Corte de Carlos V (1994); Lacina jako jzyk elit (2004), and "The Classical Tradition in Central-Eastern Europe" in Companion to the Classical Tradition , edited by Craig Kallendorf (2007). Professor Axer is the founder and director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies and "Artes Liberales" at the University of Warsaw.

Jan Bazant is Professor of Classical Archaeology at Charles University, Prague, teaches also Classics at the Trnava University in Slovak Republic, and works in the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. His scholarly interests range from issues of classical studies to art history, semiotics of art to iconology. He has lectured at various scholarly institutions throughout Europe and participated in major international classical studies publishing and research projects. Recently he published the following books, for which his wife, Nina Bazantová, provided illustrations: Vrtba Garden in Prague (2011), Waldstein Palace in Prague (2011), St Nicholas in Lesser Town (2011), Vila Hvezda v Praze (2013), Prazský Belvedér (2014); and, with Frances Starn, edited The Czech Reader (2010).

Florin Berindeanu received a BA and MA from the University of Bucharest in Comparative Literature and Italian, a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia, Athens, and he was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California at Irvine. He teaches comparative literature/world literature courses from antiquity to the twentieth century, and Italian and semiotics. As a generalist in the field of literature and literary theory, his specialty is medieval studies and mysticism.

Daniela Cadková has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Charles University, Prague, and is a research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. She deals primarily with the Classical reception in Czech literature, theatrical adaptations of Greek and Roman plays, and Czech translation literature on the methodological grounds of Comparative Studies in Literature. She has translated into Czech the anonymous Latin play Octavia .

Dorota Dutsch is the author of Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices (2008), and co-editor, with David Konstan and Sharon James, of Women in the Drama of the Roman Republic (2015), with Ann Suter, of Ancient Obscenities (2015), and with Ann Suter and Mary Bachvarova, of The Fall of the City in the Mediterranean (2016). Her current book project traces the cultural history of the female philosopher in ancient Greece.

Allison L.C. Emmerson is Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at Tulane University. She received her MA and PhD fro

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