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Author Murdoch, Brian, 1944- author.

Title The reception of the legend of Hero and Leander / by Brian Murdoch
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 409 pages)
Series Brill's companion to classical reception ; volume 19
Brill's companions to classical reception ; v. 19.
Contents Front Matter -- Copyright page / Brian Murdoch -- Dedication / Brian Murdoch -- Epigraph / Brian Murdoch -- Preface / BM -- Hero and Leander: Constants and Questions / Brian Murdoch -- The Classical World / Brian Murdoch -- Ovid (Often) Moralised: the Middle Ages / Brian Murdoch -- Heroical Poems: the Renaissance and After / Brian Murdoch -- Ballads, Folk and Literary / Brian Murdoch -- Focal Points: Reflections in the Lyric / Brian Murdoch -- The Challenge of Drama / Brian Murdoch -- The Waves of Sea and Love: Grillparzer and After / Brian Murdoch -- Choice Pieces of Drollery: the Burlesques / Brian Murdoch -- Set to Music: Cantatas, Operas, and Musical Plays / Brian Murdoch -- Modern Experiments / Brian Murdoch -- Some Shallow Story of Deep Love? / Brian Murdoch -- Back Matter -- Bibliography / Brian Murdoch -- Index / Brian Murdoch
Summary This book is a study of the literary reception of the originally Greek love-story of Hero and Leander, examining the nature of the tale and demonstrating its longevity and huge popularity from classical times to the present, in a great variety of different genres. Chapters consider the classical versions (Ovid, Musaios, Martial), medieval and renaissance versions in various European languages, folk and literary ballads (and even a pop song), the lyric, dramatic versions, settings to music, burlesques and travesties in all genres, modern reflections of the story in (experimental) literary forms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 13, 2020)
Subject Hero (Greek mythological character)
Leander (Greek mythological character)
Hero (Greek mythological character) -- In literature
Leander (Greek mythological character) -- In literature
Hero (Greek mythological character)
Leander (Greek mythological character)
European literature -- Greek influences
European literature -- History and criticism
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
European literature
European literature -- Greek influences
Mythology, Greek, in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism
Literary criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019980610
ISBN 9789004400948