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Critical Responses To Latin Literature

Latin Literature - Susanna Braund

Sussana Braund sets out clearly and with a refreshing lack of scholarly obfuscation a range of critical responses, both traditional and contemporary, to canonical and non-canonical texts. Declaring her intention of beginning discussions rather than making definitive judgements, she interrogates, among other topics, attitudes towards the public and the private, performance and spectacle, identity and slavery, allusion and intertextualiy. As someone who studied Latin forty years ago, I found it invigorating to learn how developments in critical theory have radically affected attitudes towards the classical world.