A Special Model of Classical Reception: Summaries and Short Narratives

The contributions to this volume cover a large diachronic, geographical, and cultural space. Some of the texts go back to Antiquity, using the Odyssey as the most significant source for several reflections, both ancient and contemporary, and therefore the safest link between old and contemporary versions. In addition, in the modern and contemporary summaries and tales analysed here, predominance is given to epics (Homer and other famous stories known from the epic cycle) as a source, exemplified by texts belonging to various literary works from across the globe, focused on the influence that major political phenomena can have on universal creativity.


Maria de Fátima Silva is Full Professor in the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where she also belongs to the ‘Rewriting of Myths’ Section in the Research Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies. She is also a member of Classics and Poetry Now (CAPN), and her research focuses on Greek theatre and reception of the Classics in Portuguese literature.

David Bouvier is Full Professor in Section d’Archéologie et des Sciences de l’Antiquité of the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on Greek literature (mainly Homer), mythology and reception studies.

Maria das Graças de Moraes Augusto is Full Professor in the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she coordinates the Program of Studies of Ancient Philosophy and directs Kleos. Ancient Philosophy Review. Her research focuses on ancient and political philosophy, and classical influences in Brazilian culture and literature.

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ISBN: 1-5275-5714-6

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-5714-7

Release Date: 28th October 2020

Pages: 199

Price: £58.99