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Published: 07 May 2020

336 Pages | 8 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198855620

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Motion in Classical Literature

Homer, Parmenides, Sophocles, Ovid, Seneca, Tacitus, Art

G. O. Hutchinson

  • Offers a new perspective on well-known ancient texts through a pervasive yet rarely considered aspect of classical literature
  • Draws on close analysis of numerous specific passages from works including Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Philoctetes, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Tacitus' Annals to suggest an approach which can easily be extended to modern literature
  • Includes a richly illustrated exploration of motion in particular works of visual art and its relation to motion in literature
  • Contains translations of Latin and Greek passages throughout for accessibility to readers at all levels of familiarity with both ancient languages
  • Supplemented by video recordings of readings of passages, available in the book where it appears on Oxford Scholarship Online and also free to view on a companion website