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Romans and Romantics

Timothy Saunders, Charles Martindale, Ralph Pite, and Mathilde Skoie


This book provides discussion of the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity. Encompassing literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship, it assesses the influence that ancient Roman culture has had upon Romanticism, and that Romanticism has had upon the understanding of the ancient Romans up to the present day. Part One takes a selection of general themes and motifs — republicanism, time, originality, and love — and assesses how these themes and motifs circulate between Roman antiquity and Romanticism. Part Two contains case-studies of specific engagement ... More

Keywords: Roman Antiquity, reception, Romantics, Romanticism, Romans, motifs, time, love, originality, republicanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Saunders, editor
Lecturer in English Literature, Volda University College

Charles Martindale, editor
Dean of Arts & Professor of Latin, University of Bristol

Ralph Pite, editor
Professor of English Literature, University of Bristol

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Ralph Pite

Part I Romanticisms

3 Originality

Timothy Saunders

5 On Love

Genevieve Liveley

Part II Romantics

11 Pushkin’s Ovid

Jostein Børtnes

Part III Receptions

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