Sois sage aux despens de Rome et de la Grèce: Learning from classical, Renaissance and modern Antigones'

Posted by djw49 at Dec 19, 2019 11:25 AM |
20 February 2019 - Part of the Modern Languages Seminar Series 2018/19 Semester 1 - This talk examines the kinds of lessons that classical, Renaissance and modern authors representing the story of Antigone variously in English, French, Greek and Latin were interested in delivering.

Details

Date: 20 February 2019 (Previously 16 January - Rescheduled)
Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm
Location: ATT 205

ContactRabah Aissoui


Abstract

Speaker: Professor Sarah Knight (English, University of Leicester)

In his poem prefixed to the 1585 edition of Robert Garnier’s plays, including Antigone, ou La piété (1580), the scholar-printer Robert Estienne urges his country to ‘learn’ through Garnier’s ‘verses’ (‘France, appren par ces vers’) and ‘to be wise at the expense of Rome and Greece’ (‘sois sage aux despens de Rome et de la Grèce’). My talk will examine the kinds of lessons that classical, Renaissance and modern authors representing the story of Antigone variously in English, French, Greek and Latin were interested in delivering.

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