Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations (Hardback)
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Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 07/12/2000
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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199240937
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 25 mm


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An excellent collection of essays ... recommended as a challenging and often enlightening effort to articulate how we (knowingly or not) actually read 'individual' texts, and also as an excellent collection of individual readings. * Journal of Roman Studies *
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. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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