Table of Contents

Longinus' On the SublimeClassical Myth and Its Interpretation in Sixteenth-Century France; The Epic in Sixteenth-Century France; The Greek Anacreontics and Sixteenth-Century French Lyric Poetry; Fables: Aesop and Babrius; Drama; The Classical Heritage in French Architecture; Sixteenth-Century Book Illustration: The Classical Heritage; Bibliography; Index of Names; General Index; A study of the reception of Greek and Latin culture in France in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are surveys on topics as diverse as the role of French travellers to classical lands in transforming perceptible reality into narrative textuality, and the influence of ancient law in France.