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This article presents a thorough examination of Rudyard Kipling’s views of the Roman Empire in his children’s book Puck of Pook’s Hill (1906). It argues that the Roman tales in this work do not demonstrate the brash confidence in British imperialism commonly associated with their author. In...
This is the first detailed scholarly discussion of the Cambridge Greek Play during the years it was under the supervision of J. T. Sheppard (1921–50), concentrating on the 1936 production of The Frogs of Aristophanes and the remount of that production in 1947. Following an examination of how...
Perla de la Rosa’s Antígona; las voces que incendian el desierto (2004) adapts Sophocles’ Antigone to address the serial rapes and murders of women in contemporary Juárez, Mexico. How do de la Rosa’s tragedy and its navigation of the Antigone tradition contribute to and reframe the...
Forster’s posthumously published short story about a Roman statue which comes to life in a museum can be read as an appropriation of the myth of Pygmalion in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (10.243–97), the most famous example of a tale in which a statue becomes human. The Ovidian narrative frame...
This article introduces Shigeichi Kure (1897–1977), a pioneer of Classical literature studies in Japan. Kure’s numerous translations of Classical literature, from a translation studies perspective, involved two principal strategies, foreignization and domestication. His translation style is...
This article offers an analysis of an unusual ‘Hymn to Stalin’, written in Homeric Greek, but found in a twentieth-century Czech novel. The examination of the style and context of the Ode reveals the allusive use of language, which illustrates how veiled criticism in a fictional account can...
Alice Oswald’s, Memorial , an ‘excavation’ of the Iliad , is a response to that ancient account of the grief and pain that is inevitably the outcome of war. Oswald herself describes the poem as an ‘oral cemetery’. Borrowing some of the most conspicuous of Homer’s traditional epic...
This article analyses the form of reception of classical antiquity in the Spanish theme park Terra Mítica (Benidorm), concentrating in particular on its representation of Ancient Greece and on a ride centred on ancient mythology. This study exemplifies a methodology developed for investigating...
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