Epic Visions

Author: Helen Lovatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703938X
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Epic Visions from the Author: Helen Lovatt. A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection exploring different ways of visualising Greek and Roman epic in both ancient and modern culture.

The Greek Epic Cycle And Its Ancient Reception

Author: Marco Fantuzzi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316298213
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The Greek Epic Cycle And Its Ancient Reception from the Author: Marco Fantuzzi. The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.

Krieg Und B Rgerkrieg Bei Lucan Und In Der Griechischen Literatur

Author: Annemarie AmbĂĽhl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110390361
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Krieg Und B Rgerkrieg Bei Lucan Und In Der Griechischen Literatur from the Author: Annemarie Ambühl. In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such as the Trojan War and the fratricidal war around Thebes, for Lucan’s epic formulation of the civil war theme.

Brill S Companion To Statius

Author: William J. Dominik
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004284702
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Brill S Companion To Statius from the Author: William J. Dominik. In Brill’s Companion to Statius, thirty-four newly commissioned chapters from internationally recognized experts provide a comprehensive overview of various approaches to arguably the most important poet of the Flavian period in Rome.

Catalogues Of Proper Names In Latin Epic Poetry

Author: Stratis Kyriakidis
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443809004
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Catalogues Of Proper Names In Latin Epic Poetry from the Author: Stratis Kyriakidis. This book is divided into two main parts, namely “Structure and Contents” and “Catalogues in Context”. The main subject of the first part is an exploration of how a catalogue is organized internally. A number of structural patterns formed since Homer on the basis of the position the names held within the catalogue continued down to the period of Lucretius, Virgil and Ovid. Each pattern carries its own dynamism in the text and has its particular effects in the reading process. Particularly when the poetic work evolves in time, the fluctuation of the density in names per verse entails a corresponding fluctuation of the narrative tempo. On occasion, the reader may also recognize in the structure of the catalogue a visual parallel to the situation described. The widely-applied mirroring finds its place in the poetic catalogues of the period and can be distinguished in three major categories: the extratextual, the intertextual, and the intratextual. In Ovid, the technique becomes particularly sophisticated. The second part deals with the relation of the catalogue to its surrounding text. In this respect, catalogue-markers and the way a catalogue is introduced or completed are issues which are discussed in this part of the work, as they can be indicative of the way the poet views the contents of a catalogue. What becomes evident here is that the usual catalogue-markers are the products of the notion that whoever or whatever is included in a catalogue is listed there as an individual entity, even if some of its characteristics are neutralized. This proves to be true in Virgil where the items of a catalogue retain their value whereas frame and content function in support of each other. This also occurs in the greater part of the epic tradition. Before Virgil, however, in Lucretius, the frame was often the means of subverting the traditional function of a catalogue, since it usually called into question the very existence of the beings named, or undermined their value. On some occasions, a Virgilian catalogue does not close with a verbal frame but with a pause. This mode of closure proves to be the strongest boundary between a catalogue and the continuation of the narrative. On other occasions, a simile is used at the end of a catalogue. These closural devices stress the catalogue’s potentials as they affect the reading process. Things change in the Ovidian Metamorphoses. Ovid makes extensive use of various poetic techniques and devices which he draws from the tradition in general and Virgil in particular. In doing so, however, he often challenges their significance and forms catalogues that give the impression of delaying, by protracting the oncoming narrative. In Ovid’s work neither the pause nor the simile can easily constitute natural barriers to his catalogues. Everything in the Metamorphoses is in a continuous state of flux and the catalogue, too, has to adapt accordingly by acquiring new characteristics with novel values.

Reception Studies

Author: Lorna Hardwick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780198528654
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Reception Studies from the Author: Lorna Hardwick. The texts, images and events of the ancient world have been used both as sources of authority and exploitation in politics, culture and society and as icons of resistance and contest. How classical culture is transplanted into new contexts, how texts are translated and performed and how Greek and Roman values are perceived and used continues to be a force in current debates. The main concepts and explanatory frameworks used in the field are introduced through chapters on reception within antiquity and case studies of more recent receptions from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the USA. The book will be of use to all those interested in the relationship between the arts, culture and society as well as to students and teachers of classical subjects and of literature, drama, film and comparative cultural studies.

Lyric Metres Of Greek Drama

Author: A. M. Dale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521147569
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Lyric Metres Of Greek Drama from the Author: A. M. Dale. Miss Dale examines the the rhythms of Greek lyric and the laws which control them. In this 1968 second edition, she has corrected what she calls 'the errors and shortcomings' of the first, and has taken into account work published in the intervening years. Miss Dale writes for classical scholars and others interested in metric.

Introduction To Latin

Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585106275
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Introduction To Latin from the Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine. Introduction to Latin, Second Edition is an introductory Latin textbook designed with a streamlined flow that allows it to be completed in one year. Its concise and uncluttered approach gives students what they need to master the material. Grammar is integrated within the context of reading fluency. Innovative exercises provide translation practice as well as build “instinctive skills” that prepare students for reading authentic Latin works. Features: Concise, streamlined presentation focuses on what students need to know, allowing the material to be covered in a year, even for courses which meet only three days a week Innovative exercises that go beyond the usual translation practice, engaging students with the mechanisms of the language and developing “more instinctive” skills Succinct grammatical explanations that don’t overwhelm the students with superfluous detail while also providing help for students with little or no understanding of English grammar Latin readings from ancient sources in the form of both sentences and short passages allow for students to connect with authentic Latin Practical instructions often overlooked by other textbooks, including reading a dictionary entry, reading strategies, sentence patterns, gapping, and expectations New to the Second Edition Revised order of presentation that spreads material out more evenly between the first and second halves of the book Derivatives exercises added at the end of each chapter providing practice connecting English words with their Latin roots Bridge to next level: final three chapters provide review and include longer narrative readings with minimal editing to bridge students to the next level of Latin Revised selection of readings for more appropriate level of difficulty

Media Worlds

Author: Faye D. Ginsburg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520928164
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Media Worlds from the Author: Faye D. Ginsburg. This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media—film, television, video—are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies. The contributors, key figures in this new field, cover topics ranging from indigenous media projects around the world to the unexpected effects of state control of media to the local impact of film and television as they travel transnationally. Their essays, mostly new work produced for this volume, bring provocative new theoretical perspectives grounded in cross-cultural ethnographic realities to the study of media.

Apollo Augustus And The Poets

Author: John F. Miller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521516839
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Apollo Augustus And The Poets from the Author: John F. Miller. A comprehensive treatment of the reflections by Augustan poets on Apollo as an imperial icon.