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Edited by Juan Carlos Iglesias-Zoido and Victoria Pineda

Anthologies of speeches excerpted from history books constitute a relatively little-known rhetorical and bibliographic genre. From ancient times to the present day, the practice of culling characters’ orations from one or more works and publishing them independently of their original source has produced new and different ways of reading and using history. Anthologies of Historiographical Speeches offers an introduction to the very diverse questions that arise from the study of the genre through a variety of approaches and methodological tools. Lying at the point where rhetoric and historiography intersect, the essays included in this volume focus on the rhetorical aspects of the collections, as well as on their production, transmission, and reception from antiquity to the early modern period.

Eleni Karantzola and Konstantinos Sampanis

entail a causal or final flavor while indirect questions basically deliver adverbial information). Since these two categories are not crucial for our analysis herein, we will not further discuss them. 5 1.2. Pleonastic Complement Markers in Early Modern Greek ( EMG ) An important


Roger Green

Low Countries, in Dynamics of Neo-Latin and the Vernacular . 3 The situation in regard to early modern Scottish literature has received minimal attention, however, in spite of the great volume and interest of the material, especially that written in Latin. Study of vernacular writing in Scotland has


Duncan MacRae

a Roman antiquarianism. 2 However, the use of ‘antiquarianism’ as a signifier for an ancient phenomenon depends on an implicit identification of the ancient with a particular early modern practice – the systematic investigation of institutions and material culture. Indeed the most authoritative


Edited by Stelios Panayotakis, Maaike Zimmerman and Wytse Keulen

This volume comprises the revised versions of selected papers read at the International Conference on the Ancient Novel (Groningen, July 2000). The papers cover a wide range of scholarly issues that were prominent in the programme of the conference, and feature the most recent approaches to research on the ancient novel.
The essays combine judicious use of literary theory with traditional scholarship, and examine the ancient novels and related texts, such as Oriental tales and Christian narrative, both in their larger, literary, cultural and social context, and as sources of inspiration for Byzantine and modern fiction. This book is important not only for classicists and literary historians, but also for a general public of those interested in narrative fiction.


Raf Van Rooy

speech. However, no further information on this particularity of Livy’s language is offered; this led later scholars to propose several diverging interpretations of Pollio, Asinius Pollio’s criticism, not only in recent times, but also in the works of early modern authors such as the German professor of

Reading the Ovidian Heroine

"Metamorphoses" Commentaries 1100-1618


Kathryn McKinley

This study investigates the reception of Ovid's heroines in Metamorphoses commentaries written between 1100 and 1618. The Ovidian heroine offers a telling window onto medieval and early modern clerical constructions of gender and selfhood.
In the context of classical representations of the feminine, the book examines Ovid's engagement of the heroine to explore problems of intentionality. The second part of the study presents commentaries by such clerics as William of Orléans, the "Vulgate" commentator, Thomas Walsingham, and Raphael Regius, illustrating the reception of the Ovidian heroine in medieval France and England as well as in Renaissance Italy and Germany.
The works analyzed here show that clerical readings of the feminine in Ovid reflect greater heterogeneity than is commonly alleged. Both moralizing summaries and Latin editions used as schooltexts are discussed.