Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles


Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles offers a comprehensive account of the influence, reception and appropriation of all extant Sophoclean plays, as well as the fragmentary Satyr play The Trackers, from Antiquity to Modernity, across cultures and civilizations, encompassing multiple perspectives and within a broad range of cultural trends and manifestations: literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, opera and dance, stage and cinematography. A concerted work by an international team of specialists in the field, the volume is addressed to a wide and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception studies, from experts to non-experts. Contributors engage in a vividly and lively interactive dialogue with the Ancient and the Modern, which, while illuminating aspects of ancient drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, offers a thoughtful and layered guide of the human condition.

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Rosanna Lauriola, Ph. D. (2002), University of Firenze, is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Randolph-Macon College (USA). She has published a monograph on Aristophanes, translations with commentary (Sophocles, Oedipus Rex; Aristophanes’ Acharnians) and articles on Hesiod, Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, and classical reception. She has recently co-edited Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Euripides, published in 2015.

Kyriakos Demetriou, Ph.D. (1993), University College London, is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Cyprus. He is editor of Polis, the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought and series editor of the Brill's Companions to Classical Reception series. He is the author and editor of several articles and books on classical reception.

Contributors are: Simone Beta, Eric Dugdale, Patrick Finglass, Rosanna Lauriola, Enrico Magnelli, Sophie Mills, Elizabeth Scharffenberger, Maria De Fátima Silva and Martina Treu.
"This collection is a wonderful volume, because it presents a complex approach, studying the reception of Sophoclean plays up until recent years. The book is useful for researchers, interested in a specific topic, but it is particularly useful for beginners, because all the papers analyse their materials, sources and adaptations exhaustively, without omitting arguments and ideas that are essential." - Sonia Francisetti Brolin, in: Eisodos, Autumn 2018
Students, scholars, non-professional readers, interested people unfamiliar with either Sophocles or ancient Greek Tragedy and Antiquity in general, and people who have ‘some grasp’ of these subject matters.
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