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作者 Feeney, D. C., author
書名 Beyond Greek : the beginnings of Latin literature / Denis Feeney
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9780674055230 (alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PA3010 .F55 2016    在架上    30610020498069
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  PA3010 F295 2016    在架上    30530001239151
說明 xii, 377 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 "We take the existence of a literature in the Latin language for granted, but the emergence of this literature is a very strange moment in history. Latin literature should probably not have come into being in the form it took. This book explores the opening phase of Latin literature, from 240 to 140 BCE. The period begins with the first stage productions of Greek plays translated into Latin, which were also the first translations of Greek literary texts into any other language; it closes with the Romans in possession of a large-scale literature in Latin based on the literature of the Greeks, together with a developed historical tradition about their past and a mythology that connected them to the inheritance of the Greeks. The book uses a range of comparative evidence from both the ancient and the modern worlds in order to provide a context for understanding what the Romans did. The book recovers a great range of possibilities for cultural interaction in the ancient Mediterranean, with languages and texts sometimes interchanging quite freely and sometimes being blocked. The book argues that the Roman translation project and the resulting literature were highly anomalous in an ancient context: translation of literature was extremely rare in the world known to the Romans, and the ancient Mediterranean hosted many very successful cultures that had no kind of equivalent to the widely diffused text-based literary systems of the Greeks. The transformation of the Romans' Italian alliance into a Mediterranean imperial power provides the context for the revolution in their cultural life that led to what we call "Latin literature.""-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-368) and indexes
Translation : Languages, scripts, texts -- The Roman translation project -- The Interface between Latin and Greek -- Middle grounds, zones of contact -- A stage for an imperial power -- A literature in the Latin language -- The impact and reach of the new literature -- Acts of comparison -- Conclusion: joining the network
主題 Latin literature -- Greek influences
Greek language -- Influence on Latin
Comparative literature -- Greek and Latin
Comparative literature -- Latin and Greek
Alt Title Beginnings of Latin literature
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