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Hellenic Whispers

Modes of Greek Literary Influence in Seventeenth-Century French Drama

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Susanna Phillippo

Hellenic Whispers builds a picture of how Greek literature was received and reworked by the authors of seventeenth-century French tragedy. Using case studies, the author establishes a new methodology for exploring the variety of responses and creative processes involved in these encounters with classical Greek material. The book explores the complex interactions surrounding these adaptations of Greek dramatic material, involving the input of scribes, editors, translators and earlier authors, and asks the important question of what these dramatists conceived of themselves as doing. Focusing on a time and place where cultural predilections and a lack of linguistic training made engagement with the original Greek texts problematic, the book explores the creative role of intermediary sources, the build-up of chain reactions between sources and the cumulative processes of recreation involved in the genesis of seventeenth-century dramatic texts. The volume also goes on to explore wider questions relevant to the classical tradition and issues of ‘source study’ and reception.

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Note: this index includes those better-known texts within which readers may be inter- ested in particular passages or sections. To avoid an excessive number of references I have organised references under short logical subsections of the text. For works from which a very large number of passages are covered I have further divided the texts into major subdivisions to aid navigation. For Racine and Rotrou I have listed references by Act and Scene only; for Homer and Virgil, entries appear by Book number. Euripides Andromache 32–3: 422 36–8: 422 45–8: 365 69: 365 107–8: 369 111–12: 411 136–9: 419 157–8: 422 205–12: 422 257–60: 365 269: 479 309–13: 365 339–44: 433, 479 387–96: 55, 356–7, 386, 400, 441–2, 532 399–403: 356–7, 369, 386, 400, 428, 441–2, 532 401–6: 534 406–10: 372, 425, 445–6 413–20: 386, 402, 425, 483 446–59: 367, 369, 392–3, 461, 491 459–60: 473 504–14: 372, 403, 483 523–4: 359 1085–1165: 398, 424 558 Select Index of Passages Hecuba 23–4: 356 98–153: 514 110: 523 120–9: 395 277–81: 372, 445–6 339–41: 396 342–78: 482 383–8: 388, 461 518–82: 514 796–7: 393 824–35: 395 883–5: 395 1010: 523 1289–93: 347, 397 Hercules Furens 490–6: 370, 485–6, 505, 538 Iphigenia in Aulis 1–163: 2–3: 194, 259,...

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