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Setting the Stage: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Constellations

Wiebke Denecke

in Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores three fundamental similarities that justify the comparison of the Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman cultural constellations and three divergences that complicate it. Japanese and ... More


Latecomers: Of Ornament, Simplicity, and Decline

Wiebke Denecke

in Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Early Japanese and Latin writers were “latecomers.” They built on the sophisticated repertoire of Chinese and Greek literary genres and diction, but also lay claim to their own literary merits. ... More


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