n Akroterion - The reception of Greek tragedy in the "old" and "new" South Africa

Volume 48, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Extracted from text ... Akroterion 48 (2003) 3-20 THE RECEPTION OF GREEK TRAGEDY IN THE "OLD" AND THE "NEW" SOUTH AFRICA* B van Zyl Smit (University of the Western Cape) Reception studies in Classics are, as Lorna Hardwick (2003:iii) remarks in the preface to her recently published survey, changing rapidly. They include the study of translations, adaptations and performances of ancient Greek and Latin texts. This article concentrates on the reception of only one genre of Greek literature in South Africa and cannot pretend to deal with it exhaustively. Nevertheless the examination of a substantial number of translations, adaptations and productions of Greek tragedies ..

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