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Classical Translations of the Classics: The Dynamics of Literary Tradition in Retranslating Epic Poetry

Richard H. Armstrong

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the retranslation of Greek epic poetry and argues for its importance in understanding how literary traditions shape the translation scenario. First, it treats the epic ... More


Identifying the Author of Pericles, Acts 1 and 2

MACD. P. JACKSON

in Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter attempts to identify the author of Pericles, Acts 1 and 2. George Wilkins, Thomas Heywood, John Day, William Rowley, George Chapman, Thomas Dekker, and Thomas Middleton have all been ... More


Reading

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In seventeenth‐century England, masques inhabited two media, their dramatic occasions consistently delivered into a public culture of reading. This chapter details masques' material circulation in ... More


‘Women’s Weapons’: Education and Female Revenge on the Early Modern Stage

Chloe Kathleen Preedy

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Female revengers feature in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, and George Chapman’s The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois. Rather than pursuing vengeance by proxy these women ... More


Interpretation and ‘Opening’: Dryden, Chapman, and Early Translations from the Bible

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Lowell's ambivalences about translation and interpretation echo Dryden's; Dryden's echo George Chapman in his translation of the Iliad where he talks of using poetry to ‘open’ poetry. ‘Open’ had been ... More


‘The Pattern Behind the Pattern’: Ash-Wednesday, the Ariel Poems, and ‘Coriolan’

Steven Matthews

in T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199574773
eISBN:
9780191760037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574773.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Chapter Six demonstrates the redirection that Eliot's engagement with the Early Modern took, in the time immediately before and after his acceptance into the Church of England and assumption of ... More


‘Vile and Vulgar Admirations’: Chapman and the Public of Political News

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In Hamlet’s moment, the stage was one of the most important public media for the dissemination of political news from abroad. Since the prestige of political information was derived from its ... More


Translator Case Studies

Stuart Gillespie, Helen Moore, Gillian Wright, and Stuart Gillespie

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents four case studies of translators which illustrate the diversity of translating careers or translating lives in the early modern era. The four figures were taken from different ... More


On First Looking

in Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312182
eISBN:
9781846315534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315534.002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Keats' poem On First Looking into Chapman's Homer which was a response to George Chapman's translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. It suggests that while the poem ... More


Introduction

Steven Matthews

in T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199574773
eISBN:
9780191760037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574773.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The Introduction provides the literary and methodological context out of which T.S. Eliot's lifelong preoccupation with Early Modern literature arose. It presents the significance of Eliot's writings ... More


(Conclusion)

Colin A. Palmer

in Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer.14
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes with George Chapman's celebration of Sir Walter Raleigh's encounter with Guiana in his quest for the fabled El Dorado. This ode to the new promised land reflected the optic of the ... More


Into the Modern Era: From George Chapman to Anne Carson

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the study of statements and prefaces by translators of classical verse into English, including those by George Chapman, Abraham Cowley, and John Dryden in the seventeenth ... More


Owning Up to Furor: The “Poets’ War” and Its Aftermath in Sonnets 100–126

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the influences of the so-called “poets’ war” in the Sonnets 100–126. Most of these poems belonged to a period when Shakespeare faced competition posed by a new generation of ... More


‘For Discourse’s Sake Merely’: Political Conversation on the Stage and Off

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In this early seventeenth-century moment, the stage transformed politic wit into a conversational asset, the currency of social self-advancement. Like Hamlet, John Marston’s The Malcontent, Chapman’s ... More


‘Of arms and the man’: Thersites in Early Modern English Drama

Claire Kenward

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In c.1537 Thersites made his entrance on the English stage, and declared himself as belonging to Homer at the start of a comic interlude that has typically been considered (like Thersites himself) as ... More


Ben Jonson’s Imitation Games: Masculinity and Queer Inauthenticity in Every Man in His Humour

James M. Bromley

in Clothing and Queer Style in Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198867821
eISBN:
9780191904516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867821.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers why sartorial affectation holds exemplary status as a “humor” to be purged through humiliating exposure in humors comedies. This exemplarity carries over to city comedy’s ... More


Theogonic Shadows: Byzantine, Medieval, and Renaissance; Milton’s Paradise Lost

Stephen Scully

in Hesiod’s Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190253967
eISBN:
9780190253981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253967.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the reception of the Theogony in the Byzantine and medieval periods and in English literature up to Milton. Humanists regarded the poem with some ambivalence, at once finding it ... More


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