Exhibition curated by Mark Usher, Graduate Student in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, and Elizabeth Asmis, Professor in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures.
Via manuscripts, printed editions, commentaries, works of criticism, translations and illustrations, Greek and Roman texts have inspired and provoked readers for thousands of years. The exhibition Texts and their Transformations: Continuity and Change in the Classical Tradition, embraces all these media and reactions from antiquity to the present day. Ancient works by Homer, Vergil, Sophocles, Apuleius and others are featured, as are translations by Pope Chapman, Addison and Amyot. Also on display are adaptations of the classics from the Medieval Renaissance and modern eras. These include works by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Cervantes, Racine, Verne, Joyce, Pound, and artwork by Beardsley, Picasso, and Matisse.
Exhibit Publications & Documents
Catalogue 43p., $8