Aitia 7.1

Une nouvelle livraison de la revue Aitia : http://aitia.revues.org/1669 

Tradition et nouveauté à l’époque hellénistique

Sous la direction de Andrew FAULKNER

L’originalité, cette nouveauté par rapport à la tradition, est un leitmotiv de la littérature hellénistique qui sera par la suite adopté par les écrivains romains. Il semble que l’on ait accordé une importance plus nette à l’innovation littéraire dans le milieu de plus en plus livresque de l’époque hellénistique. Les articles réunis dans le présent numéro explorent de différents points de vue la thématique de la nouveauté et de la tradition chez des auteurs hellénistiques, ainsi que la réception de la littérature et de l’art hellénistiques, à titre de symbole de la nouveauté, à l’ère impériale.

Originality, that is some kind of novelty in relation to tradition, is a leitmotiv in Hellenistic literature which was later adopted by Roman writers. An always greater importance seems to have been accorded to literary innovation in the more and more bookish milieu of the Hellenistic period. The papers in this issue explore the themes of novelty and tradition among Hellenistic authors from different points of view, as well as the reception of Hellenistic literature and art as a symbol of novelty, during the imperial era.

Andrew FAULKNER

Past and Present in Hellenistic Poetry

M.A. Harder, R.F. Regtuit & G.C. Wakker (eds)

Hellenistica Groningana 21

X-283 p.
ISBN 978-90-429-3321-7
76 euro


Summary:
The papers in this volume show how the past ‘is present’ in a variety of forms and contexts in the work of the Hellenistic poets and how these poets cannot escape dealing with it in depth, often in a creative and intriguing manner, which may help to give further meaning to the present as well. Some papers discuss the subject of past and present from a general point of view, others deal with issues of literary tradition and intertextuality or discuss the connections between past and present as they are used and established on an ideological level. The papers show that the past, though almost ‘omnipresent’, is never used in a purely antiquarian way. The Hellenistic poets clearly manage to link it to the present in a meaningful way and are able to use it to establish their own position in the literary tradition as well as in issues of ideological importance.

 

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