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Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

A. G. G. Gibson


The poet Robert Graves's use of material from classical sources has been contentious to scholars for many years, with a number of classicists baulking at his interpretation of myth and his novelization of history, and questioning its academic value. This collection of chapters provides the latest scholarship on Graves's historical fiction (for example in I, Claudius, Claudius the God, and Count Belisarius) and his use of mythical figures in his poetry, as well as an examination of his controversial retelling of the Greek Myths. The chapters explore Graves's unique perspective and expand our un ... More

Keywords: Apuleius, broadcasting, Robert Graves, Claudius the God, Count Belisarius, Good-bye to All That, poetry, Homer, Suetonius

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738053
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. G. G. Gibson, editor
Honorary Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews