Author: Robert Fowler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012461

Category: History

Page: 419

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A team of experts discuss Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," exploring their background and composition and their reception to the present day.
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Leben - Werk - Wirkung

Author: Antonios Rengakos,Bernhard Zimmermann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783476022523

Category:

Page: 451

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Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other literary genres, including its own parody in the form of mock-epic. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Each essay, by an expert in the field, pays close attention to the way these writers have intimately influenced one another to form a distinctive and cross-cultural literary tradition. Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.
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Author: Tim Whitmarsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827979

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and much more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading. This collection will be essential for scholars and students, as well as for others who want an up-to-date, accessible introduction into this exhilarating material.
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Author: Richard Kraut

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521436106

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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Plato stands as the fount of our philosophical tradition, being the first Western thinker to produce a body of writing that touches upon a wide range of topics still discussed by philosophers today. In a sense he invented philosophy as a distinct subject, for although many of these topics were discussed by his intellectual predecessors and contemporaries, he was the first to bring them together by giving them a unitary treatment. This volume contains fourteen new essays discussing Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion. There are also analyses of the intellectual and social background of his thought, the development of his philosophy throughout his career, the range of alternative approaches to his work, and the stylometry of his writing.
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Author: Erik Gunderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827804

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 355

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Rhetoric thoroughly infused the world and literature of Graeco-Roman antiquity. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of rhetorical theory and practice in that world, from Homer to early Christianity, accessible to students and non-specialists, whether within classics or from other periods and disciplines. Its basic premise is that rhetoric is less a discrete object to be grasped and mastered than a hotly contested set of practices that include disputes over the very definition of rhetoric itself. Standard treatments of ancient oratory tend to take it too much in its own terms and to isolate it unduly from other social and cultural concerns. This volume provides an overview of the shape and scope of the problems while also identifying core themes and propositions: for example, persuasion, virtue, and public life are virtual constants. But they mix and mingle differently, and the contents designated by each of these terms can also shift.
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Author: Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775281

Category: History

Page: 408

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Accessible but exciting critical handbook on one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity.
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Author: Charles Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521498852

Category: History

Page: 370

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Twenty-one essays intended to provide an `indispensble reference book' to accompany the study of Virgil. Contributions include: Aspects of Virgil's reception in antiquity ( R. J. Tarrant ); The Vergil commentary of Servius ( Don Fowler ); The Eclogues ( Charles Martindale ); Virgilian epic ( Duncan F. Kennedy ); Virgil and the cosmos: religious and philosopjical ideas ( Susanna Morton Braund ); Virgil's style ( James O'Hara ); Sexuality and gender in Virgil's poetry ( Ellen Oliensis ); Virgil and tragedy ( Philip Hardie ).
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Author: Susan J. Wolfson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521658393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In The Cambridge Companion to Keats, leading scholars discuss Keats's work in several fascinating contexts: literary history and key predecessors; Keats's life in London's intellectual, aesthetic and literary culture and the relation of his poetry to the visual arts. These specially commissioned essays are sophisticated but accessible, challenging but lucid, and are complemented by an introduction to Keats's life, a chronology, a list of contemporary people and periodicals, a source reference for famous phrases and ideas articulated in Keats's letters, a glossary of literary terms and a guide to further reading.
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Author: Matthew Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city. This book provides a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, and also introduces the reader to significant precursors like Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, and vital contemporaries and successors: among others, Thomas Kinsella, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Muldoon. Readers will find discussions of Irish poetry from the traditional to the modernist, written in Irish as well as English, from both North and South. This Companion provides cultural and historical background to contemporary Irish poetry in the contexts of modern Ireland but also in the broad currents of modern world literature. It includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.
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Author: Pat Rogers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Alexander Pope was the greatest poet of his age and the dominant influence on eighteenth-century British poetry. His large oeuvre, written over a thirty-year period, encompasses satires, odes and political verse and reflects the sexual, moral and cultural issues of the world around him, often in brilliant lines and phrases which have become part of our language today. This is the first overview to analyse the full range of Pope's work and to set it in its historical and cultural context. Specially commissioned essays by leading scholars explore all of Pope's major works, including the sexual politics of The Rape of the Lock, the philosophical enquiries of An Essay on Man and the Moral Essays, and the mock-heroic of The Dunciad in its various forms. This volume will be indispensable not only for students and scholars of Pope's work, but also for all those interested in the Augustan age.
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Author: Edwin Williamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521193397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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A comprehensive account of Borges's life and work, including his early and late poetry, and his hugely influential short stories.
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Author: Martin Revermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760283

Category: Drama

Page: 520

View: 9434

Provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature, combining literary perspectives with historical issues and material culture.
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Author: Ian Morris,Barry B. Powell

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004099890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 755

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This volume is the first English-language survey of Homeric studies to appear for more than a generation, and the first such work to attempt to cover all fields comprehensively. Thirty leading scholars from Europe and America provide short, authoritative overviews of the state of knowledge and current controversies in the many specialist divisions in Homeric studies. The chapters pay equal attention to literary, mythological, linguistic, historical, and archaeological topics, ranging from such long-established problems as the "Homeric Question" to newer issues like the relevance of narratology and computer-assisted quantification. The collection, the third publication in Brill's handbook series, "The Classical Tradition," will be valuable at every level of study - from the general student of literature to the Homeric specialist seeking a general understanding of the latest developments across the whole range of Homeric scholarship.
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Author: Stuart Gillespie,Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827522

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this 2007 Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas. The Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about Lucretius, and as a series of stimulating essays for students of classical antiquity and its reception. It is completely accessible to the reader who has only read Lucretius in translation.
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Author: Rita Copeland,Peter T. Struck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Traces the development of allegory in the European and American tradition from antiquity to the modern era. The essays explore allegory as a literary practice in poetry and fiction, as a technique of interpreting sacred and philosophical texts, and as an important element of modern literary theory.
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Author: Walter B. Kalaidjian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521829953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of American literary modernism from 1890 to 1939. These original essays by twelve distinguished scholars of international reputation offer critical overviews of the major genres, literary culture, and social contexts that define the current state of Modern American literature and cultural studies. Among the diverse topics covered are nationalism, race, gender and the impact of music and visual arts on literary modernism, as well as overviews of the achievements of American modernism in fiction, poetry and drama. The book concludes with a chapter on modern American criticism. An essential reference guide to the field, the Companion offers readers a chronology of key events and publication dates covering the first half of the twentieth century in the United States, and a bibliography of further reading organized by chapter topics.
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Author: Fritz Graf,Irene de Jong,Joachim Latacz,René Nünlist,Magdalene Stoevesandt,Rudolf Wachter,Martin L. West

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110221217

Category: History

Page: 268

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Die Prolegomena führen in das bessere Verständnis des Homertextes selbst und in die Art der Kommentierung ein. Inhalt: Zur Geschichte der Ilias-Kommentierung (Latacz) - Textgeschichte (West) - Formelhaftigkeit und Mündlichkeit (Latacz) - Grammatik (Wachter) - Metrik (Nünlist) - Handlungsfiguren (Graf/Stoevesandt) -Handlungs- und Zeitstruktur mit Graphiken (Latacz) - Erzähltechnik (de Jong/Nünlist) -Wort-Index Homerisch-Mykenisch,mit Kurzerläuterungen (Wachter). Die dritte Auflage wurde vollständig durchgesehen; kleinere Versehen wurden berichtigt, einige bibliographische Angaben aktualisiert.
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Formkonstanzen und Funktionswandel vormoderner Epik

Author: Jörg Rüpke

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515078511

Category: History

Page: 200

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Epen, umfangreiche, metrisch durchgestaltete erz�hlende Texte, besitzen eine besondere Leistungsf�higkeit als Instrumente muendlicher und schriftlicher Kommunikation, stellen aber zugleich an die Rezeptions- und die Produktionsbedingungen besondere Anforderungen. Welchen Ort finden solche Texte in der literarischen Kommunikation einer Gesellschaft? Diese Frage bildet den roten Faden dieses Bandes. Untersuchungsgegenstand sind nach einem Blick auf den Alten Orient verschiedene Epochen ueberwiegend lateinischsprachiger Gesellschaften, von Rom als Metropole in der hellenistisch-r�mischen Mittelmeerwelt, ueber die r�misch-christliche Sp�tantike bis hin zu den H�fen des fruehneuzeitlichen Mitteleuropa. Mit unterschiedlichen methodischen Zugriffen und ohne Anspruch einer lueckenlosen Chronologie wird die Vielfalt epischer Kommunikation vorgestellt, wird eine Funktionsgeschichte der epischen Form - auch mit Blick auf die Alternativen (Geschichtsschreibung zum Beispiel) unternommen. Durch ausfuehrliche Register erschlossen, bietet der Band zugleich einen hervorragenden �berblick ueber die lateinische Epenproduktion ueberhaupt. Mit ausfuehrlichem Stellen- und Sachregister "� there is a treasure to be found here and it is worth making the effort to look." Journal of Roman Studies.
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