Book Review

R. Lauriola, K. N. Demetriou (Eds.), „Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Sophocles‟ (2017)

SONIA FRANCISETTI BROLIN (The Sapienza University of Rome)

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About the Book:Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Sophocles offers a comprehensive account of the influence, reception and appropriation of all extant Sophoclean plays, as well as the fragmentary Satyr play The Trackers, from Antiquity to Modernity, across cultures and civilizations, encompassing multiple perspectives and within a broad range of cultural trends and manifestations: literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, opera and dance, stage and cinematography. A concerted work by an international team of specialists in the field, the volume is addressed to a wide and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception studies, from experts to non-experts. Contributors engage in a vividly and lively interactive dialogue with the Ancient and the Modern, which, while illuminating aspects of ancient drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, offers a thoughtful and layered guide of the human condition.‟ (Source: Brill Hompage)


About the Author:   Sonia Francisetti Brolin, graduated at the University of Turin, defended her PhD Thesis at the Sapienza University of Rome in 2016. Her researches are focused on Greek and Roman tragedy, with particular attention to Euripides’ and Accius’ fragmentary plays. She uses a comparative method in order to underline how Greek works and Roman dramas are both similar and different.