Book review: Bate J. How the classics made Shakespeare. – Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton univ. press, 2019. – XVI, 361 p.

Kuzmichev A.I.


English scholar Jonathan Bate studies the classical con-text of Shakespeare’s works. The author argues that classical literary tradition was a part of the living cultural environment for the play-wright and his audience. Selecting its most influential figures like Ovid, Horatio, Seneca, Tacitus, Cicero, and Virgil he explores its impact on Shakespeare.


Ovid; Horatio; Seneca; Cicero; Tacitus; Virgil; poet-ics; imagination; Renaissance aesthetics.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2022.01.06

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