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The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Rita Copeland

Abstract

This multi-contributory volume surveys the reception and transformation of classical literary culture in England up to the Henrician era. Context for medieval reception is provided by chapters on the classics in the medieval curriculum, the trivium and quadrivium, medieval libraries, and medieval mythography. Reception of specific classical authors and traditions is surveyed in chapters on Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Statius, the matter of Troy, Boethius, moral philosophy, historiography, biblical epics, John of Salisbury and the twelfth century, and the role of antiquity in medieval alliterative poe ... More

Keywords: medieval classicism, English humanism, Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Chaucer, Gower, fifteenth century, Henrician poets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199587230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rita Copeland, editor
Rosenberg Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Classical Studies, English, and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

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Chapter 1 Introduction

RITA COPELAND

Chapter 9 Virgil

JAN M. ZIOLKOWSKI

Chapter 10 Ovid and Ovidianism

SUZANNE CONKLIN AKBARI

Chapter 11 Lucan

ALFRED HIATT

Chapter 12 Statius

WINTHROP WETHERBEE

Chapter 20 Other Worlds

ALASTAIR MINNIS

Chapter 21 Gower’s Ovids

ANDREW GALLOWAY

Chapter 24 Survey of Henrician Humanism

JAMES P. CARLEY AND ÁGNES JUHÁSZ-ORMSBY

Chapter 25 John Skelton

DAVID R. CARLSON