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Fulke Greville and the Culture of the English Renaissance$
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Russ Leo, Katrin Röder, and Freya Sierhuis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198823445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198823445.001.0001

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‘Not with the Ancient, nor yet with the Modern’

‘Not with the Ancient, nor yet with the Modern’

Greville, Education, and Tragedy

(p.195) 11‘Not with the Ancient, nor yet with the Modern’
Fulke Greville and the Culture of the English Renaissance

Sarah Knight

Oxford University Press

Greville’s education at Shrewsbury School and Jesus College Cambridge exposed him to philosophical voices (e.g., the humanism of Cicero, Erasmus, and Vives) that would be influential throughout his writing life, and to a lively culture of Latin drama that would inform his own vernacular tragedies. This chapter explores how Greville’s plays intersect with other distinctive strains of sixteenth-century Senecanism, such as the Cambridge Latin tragedies Richardus Tertius (Thomas Legge, 1579) and Solymannidae (anonymous, 1581), and the French lawyer Gabriel Bounin’s La Soldane (1561). It sets Greville’s representation of education and drama in the Dedication against his accounts of pedagogical processes and adolescent intellectual formation in ‘A Treatie of Human Learning’ and in Alaham and Mustapha.

Keywords:   Greville, education, humanism, Cambridge, Seneca, University drama

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