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Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Marco Formisano and Christina Shuttleworth Kraus


In recent years the discipline of classics has been experiencing a profound transformation, which affects not only methodologies and hermeneutic practices (i.e. how classicists read and interpret ancient literature) but also, and more importantly, the objects of study themselves (i.e. what they read and interpret). One of the most important factors has been the establishment of reception studies. The reception of classical literature and culture in later ages and/or in non-western cultures considerably expands the field. This temporal and cultural expansion has had many salutary effects. But r ... More

Keywords: academic career, Anglo-American classics, canon and canonicity, classics as discipline, European classics, marginal texts and genres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198818489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198818489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marco Formisano, editor
Professor of Latin Literature, Ghent University, Belgium

Christina Shuttleworth Kraus, editor
Thomas A. Thacher Professor of Latin, Yale University

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