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Anacreon Redivivus: A Study Of Anacreontic Translation In Mid Sixteenth Century France

O'Brien, John

Verlag: University of Michigan Press, 1995
ISBN 10: 0472106171 / ISBN 13: 9780472106172
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Titel: Anacreon Redivivus: A Study Of Anacreontic ...

Verlag: University of Michigan Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Hardcover

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Cloth, dj, F/F. x+276pp, index, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket. Recentiores: Later Latin Texts & Contexts series. Study of the publication in 1554 of what were thought to be odes by the Greek poet Anacreon and the way in which their popularity was reflected in the many Neo-Latin & Vernacular translations which were published in the 2 years following 1554. 700 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38288

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Inhaltsangabe: In 1554 the scholar and printer Henri Estienne published what he believed to be the odes of the ancient Greek poet Anacreon. These odes, known today as the Anacreonta, were in fact pseudonymous publications. Yet such was the enduring popularity of these poems that when Francis Scott Key composed "The Star-Spangled Banner" he used the tune of a popular contemporary song, "To Anacreon in Heaven." In "Anacreon Redivivus," John O'Brien examines neo-Latin and vernacular translations of the "Anacreonta" in the French Renaissance during the two years following their publication. He deals with the context and theory of Renaissance translation before concentrating on the major Renaissance authors who found the Anacreonta attractive: Pierre de Ronsard and Remy Belleau, Henri Estienne and Elie Andri. This study emphasizes the interpenetration of vernacular and neo-Latin cultures in Renaissance France in terms of their shared literary techniques. O'Brien argues that these techniques created a literary Alexandrianism which was in turn perceived as characteristic of the "Anacreonta." The book shows how terms such as simplicity, lightness, and "mignardise" all contributed to the "identity" of pseudo-Anacreon, and it considers how translation played a role in this enterprise. The first detailed study of Anacreontic translation in Renaissance France, "Anacreon Redivivus" will interest students and scholars in modern languages, classics, and comparative literature. John O'Brien is Lecturer in French, University of Liverpool.

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