Roman Constructions: Readings in Postmodern Latin
Roman Constructions collects together twelve published and unpublished papers on Latin literature and literary theory from the decade 1989 to 1999. The papers share a common 'postmodern' emphasis on the role of the modern scholar and critic in the construction, rather than recreation, of meaning, and attempt to show how this approach works in detailed readings of a number of Latin authors, above all Vergil. The papers deal with such topics as point of view and focalization, intertextuality, historical contextualization, and closure, and each section is introduced by reflections on recent work in these areas subsequent to the original papers. The work makes a plea for classical scholars to accept their historical situatedness and to give up the pretence of scientific objectivity so that they can play a fuller part in the cultural dialogues of the present.
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Aeneas Aeneid allusion ancient atque Augustan Augustus beginning bibliography Caesar Callimachus Cambridge Catullus Catullus 51 closure Conte context course criticism cultural D. P. Fowler Danaids death deconstruction Dido discussion ekphrasis Ennius epic especially Euripides example father gates genres Georgics Greek Hannibal Herodotus Homer Horace ideological Iliad instance interpretation intertextuality ipse Juno Jupiter Kong Latin literary literature Liternum London Lucretius Materiali e discussioni meaning Metamorphoses modern monuments narrative narratology narrator nature obvious Odyssey opposition Ovid Ovid's Oxford passage pater Philology picture piece poem poet Poetics poetry point of view postmodern problem Propertius Punica Pyramus and Thisbe quae question reader reading rerum natura Rhetoric Roman Romantic Irony Rome Sappho scene Schiesaro seen sense Silius Sophocles story stress Studies temple textuality Thebaid Theocritus things Thucydides traditional tragedy trans Trojan Turnus uťv Vergil Vergilian words