Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Author:   Sheila Murnaghan (Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, University of Pennsylvania) ,  Deborah H. Roberts (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Haverford College)
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9780198859215


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   23 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Sheila Murnaghan (Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, University of Pennsylvania) ,  Deborah H. Roberts (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Haverford College)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.60cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.418kg
ISBN:  

9780198859215


ISBN 10:   019885921
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   23 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 0: Introduction 1: Very Capital Reading for Children : Hawthorne, Kingsley, and the Transformation of Myth into Children's Literature 2: Classics in their Own Right: Visions and Revisions of Hawthorne and Kingsley 3: Steeped in Greek Mythology : The First Half of the Twentieth Century 4: Be a Roman Soldier : History, Historical Fiction, and National Identity 5: Ancient History for Girls 6: The Ancient Prehistory of Modern Adults 7: Pan in the Alps: Child and Adult in H.D.'s The Hedgehog 8: Epilogue Bibliography Index

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Childhood and the Classics is undoubtedly an invaluable piece of research which will surely lead the way for further work in this fascinating and emerging field. The conclusions are extremely strong and well-supported, the book well- referenced and the text both invaluable to a specialist and able to be followed by the general reader. * Robin Diver, Rosetta * Murnaghan and Roberts's close readings of individual retellings contain many moments of interest. * Times Literary Supplement * This is a pioneering book which opens up a new field in classical reception studies. Clearly and thoughtfully written, well organised, with several illustrations including eight fine colour plates, it is a pleasure both to read and to look at. The authors, who have a long history of fruitful collaboration, have absorbed a vast amount of primary and secondary literature which is deftly and unobtrusively deployed to support their analyses of children's literature influenced by and/or about classical antiquity. * Christopher Stray, Classics for All * Childhood and the Classics grapples with a large topic that crosses geographic, temporal and disciplinary boundaries. In spite of this ambitious scope, the authors do an excellent job throughout of situating their discussions within the literary and historical context ofeach period being addressed. ... As such, it is a work that will appeal not only to scholars of childhood studies and classical studies, but also to those with a wider interest in important literary developments of the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. * Elizabeth A. Galway, The Classical Review *


Childhood and the Classics is undoubtedly an invaluable piece of research which will surely lead the way for further work in this fascinating and emerging field. The conclusions are extremely strong and well-supported, the book well- referenced and the text both invaluable to a specialist and able to be followed by the general reader. * Robin Diver, Rosetta * Murnaghan and Roberts's close readings of individual retellings contain many moments of interest. * Times Literary Supplement * This is a pioneering book which opens up a new field in classical reception studies. Clearly and thoughtfully written, well organised, with several illustrations including eight fine colour plates, it is a pleasure both to read and to look at. The authors, who have a long history of fruitful collaboration, have absorbed a vast amount of primary and secondary literature which is deftly and unobtrusively deployed to support their analyses of children's literature influenced by and/or about classical antiquity. * Christopher Stray, Classics for All *


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Sheila Murnaghan earned an AB from Harvard University, a BA from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina. She taught at Yale University from 1979 until 1990, then moved to the University of Pennsylvania where she is currently the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek. Her research focuses on ancient Greek epic and tragedy, gender in classical culture, and classical reception, especially in the twentieth century. She is the author of Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey (2nd ed.; Lexington Books, 2011), and the co-editor of Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture: Differential Equations (Routledge, 1998; with Sandra R. Joshel), Odyssean Identities In Modern Cultures: The Journey Home (Ohio State University Press, 2014; with Hunter Gardner), and Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition (Ohio State University Press, 2018; with Ralph M. Rosen). Deborah H. Roberts has a BA from Swarthmore College, an MA from Stanford University, and a PhD from Yale University. She is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Haverford College, where she has taught since 1977. Her research has been primarily concerned with Greek tragedy, classical reception, and translation studies, with a focus on the translation of Greek tragedy and of Greek and Latin texts once held to require expurgation. She is the author of Apollo and his Oracle in the Oresteia (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1984), co-editor of Classical Closure: Reading the End in Greek and Latin Literature (Princeton University Press, 1997; with Francis M. Dunn and Don Fowler), and translator of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound (Hackett, 2012) and Euripides' Ion (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999) and Andromache (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

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