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The Resource Cassandra and the poetics of prophecy in Greek and Latin literature, Emily Pillinger

Cassandra and the poetics of prophecy in Greek and Latin literature, Emily Pillinger

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Cassandra and the poetics of prophecy in Greek and Latin literature
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Cassandra and the poetics of prophecy in Greek and Latin literature
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Emily Pillinger
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eng
Summary
This book explores the miscommunications of the prophet Cassandra - cursed to prophesy the truth but never to be understood until too late - in Greek and Latin poetry. Using insights from the field of translation studies, the book focuses on the dialogic interactions that take place between the articulation and the realization of Cassandra's prophecies in five canonical ancient texts, stretching from Aeschylus' to Seneca's Agamemnon. These interactions are dogged by confusion and misunderstanding, but they also show a range of interested parties engaged in creatively 'translating' meaning for themselves from Cassandra's ostensibly nonsensical voice. Moreover, as the figure of Cassandra is translated from one literary work into another, including into the Sibyl of Virgil's Aeneid, her story of tragic communicative disability develops into an optimistic metaphor for literary canon-formation. Cassandra invites us to reconsider the status and value of even the most riddling of female prophets in ancient poetry
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UkCbUP
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1978-
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Pillinger, Emily J.
Dewey number
881/.0109351
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.R5
LC item number
C377 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Prophecy in literature
  • Classical literature
  • Cassandra
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Cassandra and the poetics of prophecy in Greek and Latin literature, Emily Pillinger
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781108564007
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1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
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online
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9781108473934
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Cassandra and the poetics of prophecy in Greek and Latin literature, Emily Pillinger
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Mar 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108564007
Extent
1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108473934
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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