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225 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 216 pages ; 18 cm.
Green Library
xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Abbreviations Author Biographies Introduction: The Reception of Aeschylus â Rebecca Futo Kennedy Part 1: Pre-Modern Receptions 1 The Reception of Aeschylus in Sicily â David G. Smith 2 The Comedians' Aeschylus â David Rosenbloom 3 Aristotle's Reception of Aeschylus: Reserved Without Malice â Dana Lacourse Munteanu 4 Aeschylus in the Hellenistic Period â Sebastiana Nervegna 5 Aeschylus in the Roman Empire â George W. M. Harrison 6 Aeschylus in Byzantium â Christos Simelidis Part 2: Modern Receptions 7 Aeschylus and Opera â Michael Ewans 8 Aeschylus in Germany â Theodore Ziolkowski 9 Inglorious Barbarians: Court Intrigue and Military Disaster Strike Xerxes, "The Sick Man of Europe" â Gonda Van Steen 10 Transtextual Transformations of Prometheus Bound in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound: Prometheus' Gifts to Humankind â Fabien Desset 11 Aeschylus and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley â Ana Gonzalez-Rivas Fernandez 12 An Aeschylean Waterloo: Responding to War from the Oresteia to Vanity Fair â Barbara Witucki 13 Form and Money in Wagner's Ring and Aeschylean Tragedy â Richard Seaford 14 Eumenides and Newmenides: Academic Furies in Edwardian Cambridge â Patrick J. Murphy and Fredrick Porcheddu 15 The Broadhead Hypothesis: Did Aeschylus Perform Word Repetition in Persians? â Stratos E. Constantinidis 16 Persians On French Television: An Opera-Oratorio Echoing the Algerian War â Gabriel Sevilla 17 Aeschylus' Oresteia on British Television â Amanda Wrigley 18 Orestes On Trial in Africa: Pasolini's Appunti Per un'Orestiade Africana and Sissako's Bamako â Tom Hawkins 19 Reception of the Plays of Aeschylus in Africa â Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 20 In Search of Prometheus: Aeschylean Wanderings in Latin America â Jacques A. Bromberg 21 Avatars of Aeschylus: O'Neill to Herzog/Golder â Marianne McDonald 22 The Overlooked οἰκονομία of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining â Geoffrey Bakewell 23 "Now Harkonnen Shall Kill Harkonnen": Aeschylus, Dynastic Violence, and Twofold Tragedies in Frank Herbert's Dune â Brett M. Rogers 24 "Save Our City": The Curious Absence of Aeschylus in Modern Political Thought â Arlene W. Saxonhouse 25 Political Theory in Aeschylean Drama: Ancient Themes and their Contemporary Reception â Larissa Atkison and Ryan K. Balot Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus explores the various ways Aeschylus' tragedies have been discussed, parodied, translated, revisioned, adapted, and integrated into other works over the course of the last 2500 years. Immensely popular while alive, Aeschylus' reception begins in his own lifetime. And, while he has not been the most reproduced of the three Attic tragedians on the stage since then, his receptions have transcended genre and crossed to nearly every continent. While still engaging with Aeschylus' theatrical reception, the volume also explores Aeschylus off the stage--in radio, the classroom, television, political theory, philosophy, science fiction and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Green Library
xv, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
  • .- 1 Byzantine Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis.- 2 Zoomorphic and Anthomorphic Metaphors in the "Proto-Romance" Digenis Akritis.- 3 Rape, Consent, and Ecofeminist Narratology in the Komnenian Romances.- 4 Witches and Nature Control in the Palaiologan Romances and Beyond.- 5 Byzantine Posthumanism: Autpoiesis, Sympoiesis, and an Eco-Ethics of Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319692029 20180129
Byzantine Ecocriticism: Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance applies literary ecocriticism to the imaginative fiction of the Greek world from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Through analyses of hunting, gardening, bride-stealing, and warfare, Byzantine Ecocriticism exposes the attitudes and behaviors that justified human control over women, nature, and animals; the means by which such control was exerted; and the anxieties surrounding its limits. Adam Goldwyn thus demonstrates the ways in which intersectional ecocriticism, feminism, and posthumanism can be applied to medieval texts, and illustrates how the legacies of medieval and Byzantine environmental practice and ideology continue to be relevant to contemporary ecological and environmental concerns.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319692029 20180129
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. Caesarian questions: then, now, hence / L. Grillo and C. Krebs
  • Literature and politics. Caesar, literature and politics at the end of the Republic / K. Raaflaub
  • The Commentarii in their propagandistic context / C. Krebs
  • Caesar constructing Caesar / W. Batstone
  • Priesthoods, gods and stars / J. Rüpke
  • The politics of geography / A. Riggsby
  • Nostri and "the other(s)" / A. Johnston
  • Genre, rhetoric, language and style. Genres and generic contaminations in the Commentarii / D. Nousek
  • Caesar's style / C. Krebs
  • Speeches in the Commentarii / L. Grillo
  • Wit and irony / A. Corbeill
  • Literary approaches to Caesar / L. Grillo
  • Fragmentary works. Caesar the linguist: the debate about the Latin language / G. Pezzini
  • Caesar's orations / H. van der Blom
  • Caesar's poetry in its context / Sergio Casali
  • Anticato / A. Corbeill
  • The letters of Caesar / R. Morello
  • Sources and Nachleben. Caesar and Greek historians / L. Pitcher
  • Caesar and Roman historiography prior to the Commentarii / M. Chassignet
  • The Corpus Caesarianum / J. F. Gaertner
  • Caesar in Livy and Tacitus / C. S. Kraus
  • Caesar, Virgil and Lucan / T. Joseph
  • Narrating the Gallic and Civil Wars with and beyond Caesar / J. Thorne
  • Writing war with Caesar: the Commentarii's afterlife in military memoirs / H. Schadee.
Well-known as a brilliant general and politician, Julius Caesar also played a fundamental role in the formation of the Latin literary language and remains a central figure in the history of Latin literature. With twenty-three chapters written by renowned scholars, this Companion provides an accessible introduction to Caesar as an intellectual along with a scholarly assessment of his multiple literary accomplishments and new insights into their literary value. The Commentarii and Caesar's lost works are presented in their historical and literary context. The various chapters explore their main features, the connection between literature, state religion and politics, Caesar's debt to previous Greek and Latin authors, and his legacy within and outside of Latin literature. The innovative volume will be of great value to all students and scholars of Latin literature and to those seeking a more rounded portrait of the achievements of Julius Caesar.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107670495 20180226
Green Library
liv, 480 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
x, 397 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The protagonists of the ancient novels wandered or were carried off to distant lands, from Italy in the west to Persia in the east and Ethiopia in the south; the authors themselves came, or pretended to come, from remote places such as Aphrodisia and Phoenicia; and the novelistic form had antecedents in a host of classical genres. These intersections are explored in this volume. Papers in the first section discuss "mapping the world in the novels". The second part looks at the dialogical imagination, and the conversation between fiction and history in the novels. Section 3 looks at the way ancient fiction has been transmitted and received. Space, as the locus of cultural interaction and exchange, is the topic of the fourth part. The fifth and final section is devoted to character and emotion, and how these are perceived or constructed in ancient fiction. Overall, a rich picture is offered of the many spatial and cultural dimensions in a variety of ancient fictional genres.
Green Library
xxxii, 265 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Series Editor's Preface (Michael Gagarin) Translator's Preface (Edward Harris) Series Introduction (Michael Gagarin) Oratory in Classical Athens The Orators The Works of the Orators Government and Law in Classical Athens The Translation of Greek Oratory Abbreviations Note on Currency Bibliography of Works Cited Introduction to Demosthenes (Michael Gagarin) Life Works Style Significance Introduction to This Volume (Edward Harris) DEMOSTHENES (Edward Harris) 23. Against Aristocrates 24. Against Timocrates 25-26. Against Aristogeiton I and II Bibliography for This Volume Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477313527 20180312
This is the fifteenth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public. Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have recently been attracting particular interest: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. This volume provides introductions, translations, and notes for four speeches found in the Demosthenic corpus that have not been translated in recent times. Against Aristocrates deals with matters of foreign policy involving a mercenary general, Charidemus, and is a valuable source for Athenian homicide law. Against Timocrates involves domestic politics and provides important information about Athenian procedures for enacting legislation. In both speeches, the litigants stress the importance of the rule of law in Athenian democracy and emphasize key ideas, such as the monopoly of legitimate force by the state, the need for consistency in statutes, and the principle of no punishment without a written law. The remaining two speeches, Against Aristogeiton, are forgeries composed in the Hellenistic period, as Edward Harris demonstrates conclusively through a study of laws and legal procedures and an analysis of style and vocabulary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477313527 20180312
Green Library
ix, 223 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction / by Michael Roberts
  • Elegies: Elegy 1
  • Elegy 2
  • Elegy 3
  • Elegy 4
  • Elegy 5
  • Elegy 6
  • Appendix A. Cassiodorus, Variae 1.21
  • Appendix B. The Appendix Maximiani
  • Appendix C. De Boetio Spata Cincto
  • Appendix D. Imitatio Maximiani
  • Appendix E. Le Regret de Maximian
  • Notes
  • Bibliography.
Green Library
348 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
xi, 578 pages ; 25 cm
Green Library
150 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Introduction: The Erotics of Place Chapter One: Corinth, Courtesans and the Politics of Place Chapter Two: Medea in Corinth Chapter Three: Laconic Sex Chapter Four: Lyric Poetry, Rape and Spartan Song on the Comic Stage Chapter Five: Lesbians are not from Lesbos Chapter Six: Lesbos and the Invention of Heterosexuality in Longus' Daphnis and ChloeBibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138741768 20171023
Erotic Geographies in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture addresses the following question: how does a place "get a reputation?" The Athenians associated sexual behaviors with particular places and their inhabitants, and this book decodes the meaning of the sexualization of place and traces the repercussions of these projections. Focusing on Corinth, Sparta, and Lesbos, each section starts from the fact that there were comic joke words that made a verb out of a place name to communicate a sexual slur. Corinth was thought of as a hotbed of prostitution; Sparta was perceived as a hyper-masculine culture that made femininity a problem; Lesbos had varying historically determined connotations, but was always associated with uninhibited and adventurous sexuality. The cultural beliefs encoded in these sexualized stereotypes are unpacked. These findings are then applied to close readings, ultimately demonstrating how sensitivity to the erotics of place enables new interpretations of well-known texts. In the process of moving from individual word to culture to text, Erotic Geographies recovers a complex mode of identity construction illuminating the workings of the Athenian imaginary as well as the role of discourse in shaping subjectivity. Gilhuly brings together a deep engagement with the robust scholarly literature on sex and gender in Classics with the growing interest in cultural geography in a way that has never been done before.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138741768 20171023
Green Library
xi, 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The cyclops and satyr drama
  • Viewing the play: plot and performance
  • Themes, issues, and functions
  • Euripides' Cyclops in its literary context.
Green Library
x, 189 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1. Goddesses on the move. To move or not to move: the mobility of virgin goddesses ; The mobility of Olympian wives and mothers
  • Part 2. Heroines on the move. Away from the paternal hearth: mobile heroines in Greek tragedy ; Female mobility and gendered spaces between myth and ritual ; From female mobility to gendered spaces: 'glass walls' and the limits of mythic imagination.
Green Library
2 volumes ; 17 cm.
  • I. Testimonia ; Epic fragments
  • II. Dramatic fragments ; Minor works.
Quintus Ennius (239 169), widely regarded as the father of Roman literature, was instrumental in creating a new Roman literary identity, domesticating the Greek forms of epic and drama, and pursuing a range of other literary and intellectual pursuits. He inspired major developments in Roman religion, social organization, and popular culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997141 20180213
Classics Library

16. Fragments [2018]

cxxx, 131 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Quelques aspects biographiques -- Les enseignants -- La place des grammairiens dans l'enseignement -- L'enseignement des grammairiens -- Alexandros, portrait d'un grammairien en philosophe -- La pédagogie d'Alexandros -- Grammairiens et rhéteurs -- Le statut social -- Les revenus -- Les érudits -- Les origines -- La grammaire de Denys le Thrace -- Apollonios Dyscole -- Alexandros de Cotiaeon héritier des grammairiens alexandrins -- Les recherches d'Alexandros -- Les fragments d'Alexandros de Cotiaeon -- La recension des fragments -- Le classement des fragments -- L'identification d'Alexandros -- Témoignages -- Tableau de concordance.
"Au IIe siècle après J.-C., Alexandros de Cotiaeon fut un grammairien reconnu et célèbre. En atteste le rôle de précepteur du jeune Marc Aurèle qui lui fut confié par Antonin. Il tomba par la suite dans un oubli relatif, mais nous avons heureusement conservé une série de documents qui permettent aujourd'hui de faire revivre ses travaux et sa carrière. Les deux sources essentielles sont une lettre envoyée au Sénat et aux citoyens de la cité de Cotiaeon par Aelius Aristide, qui fut l'un de ses élèves, à l'occasion du décès de son maître (Or. 32 Keil), ainsi qu'une vingtaine de fragments. Rassemblés pour la première fois au sein d'un même volume, ces documents sont accompagnés ici d'une traduction française et d'un commentaire, qui permettent de les inscrire dans leur époque et de souligner la place occupée par Alexandros dans la recherche grammaticale durant toute l'Antiquité. L'étude dessine le portrait d'un maître exigeant et à l'écoute de ses élèves, mais aussi celui d'un savant qui s'est attaché, à l'instar des autorités de la grammaire grecque ancienne, à élucider les passages des grands auteurs de la tradition, Homère en premier lieu."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 1. Intergenerational Justice and Democratic Theory 2. A Narrative Turn 3. Arche, Finitude, and Community in Aristophanes 4. Mothers, Powerlessness, and Intergenerational Agency in Euripides 5. Freedom, Responsibility, and Transgenerational Orientation in Aeschylus 6. Art, Space, and Possibilities for Intergenerational Justice in Our Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064584 20171218
What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political and theoretical landscape, Markovits examines the relationship between democratic citizenship and time by engaging ancient Greek tragedy and comedy. She reveals the ways in which democratic thought in the West has often hinged on ignoring intergenerational relationships and the obligations they create in favor of an emphasis on freedom as sovereignty. She claims that democratic citizens must develop a set of self-directed practices that better acknowledge citizens' connections across time, cultivating a particular orientation toward themselves as part of much larger transgenerational assemblages. As celebrations and critiques of Athenian political identity, the ancient plays at the core of Future Freedoms remind readers that intergenerational questions strike at the heart of the democratic sensibility. This invaluable book will be of interest to students, researchers, and scholars of political theory, the history of political thought, classics, and social and political philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064584 20171218
Green Library
1 online resource
Grattius' Cynegetica is the author's only surviving work and can confidently be dated to the Augustan period, yet Grattius is seldom read in comparison to his literary contemporaries. This volume is the first book-length study of the poet and aims to make his work accessible to a wide audience and provide an impetus for future discussions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198789017 20180205
viii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Introduction 1 The Text and Author of the Hieroglyphica 2 Linguistic Signs 2.1 The Historical Use of Egyptian Hieroglyphs 2.2 Meaning in Horapollo 2.3 Neoplatonic Theories of Meaning 3 Natural Signs 3.1 The Graeco-Roman Reception of the Tradition 3.2 Genre: Lexicon or Encyclopedia? 3.3 Natural and Artefactual Signs in Horapollo 4 Divine Symbols 4.1 The Christian-Pagan Controversy 4.2 The Allegory of Hieroglyphic Egyptian 4.3 Neoplatonic Hieroglyphics 5 The Cosmos of the Hieroglyphica 5.1 Horapollo's Symbolic Hieroglyphs 5.2 Horapollo's Metaphysics 5.3 Sensible Nature and the Intelligible Cosmos Conclusion Appendixes Appendix 1: Horapollo's Hieroglyphs and their Meanings Appendix 2: The Egyptian Content of the Hieroglyphica Appendix 3: The Coptic Content of the Hieroglyphica Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837812 20180129
The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in giving explanations, whether there are characteristic types of explanations given, what conception of language in general and of hieroglyphic Egyptian in particular the explanations of the meanings of the glyphs presuppose, and what explicit indications there are of having been informed or influenced by philosophical theories of meaning, signs, and interpretation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837812 20180129
Green Library
365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Les premières éditions des Histoires tragiques de Pierre Boaistuau (1559-1566) -- Boaistuau, ses Histoires tragiques et l'Angleterre -- Les éditions turinoises des Histoires tragiques. La famille Farina et son secret -- Le Thresor des histoires tragiques (1581). De l'ambivalence morale du récit à l'univocité exemplaire du discours -- Réinventer la nouvelle en 1559. Boaistuau lecteur de Boccace -- "Remettre en nouvelle forme". Métamorphoses et recréation du modèle dans les Histoires tragiques de Pierre Boaistuau -- Des "histoires toutes veritables". François de Belleforest et la conception du Septiesme tome des Histoires tragiques -- Du présage à la merveille. L'exemplarité contrariée dans les Histoires prodigieuses de Boaistuau -- Se sauver de la fortune en "courant le monde". L'"Éloge des voyageurs" dans la quatrième histoire de Poissenot -- Observations sur le tragique. La passion et la morale dans les Histoires tragiques de Pierre Boaistuau -- De l'équité douce à la loi âpre. De la nouvelle aux histoires tragiques -- La femme guerrière dans les Histoires tragiques de François de Belleforest -- Femmes soumises, femmes héroïques dans les Nouvelles Histoires tragiques de Bénigne Poissenot (1586) -- Turcs et chrétiens dans les Balkans, de Pierre Boaistuau à Bénigne Poissenot -- Les histoires tragiques de Belleforest. L'exemplarité "devant les yeulx" -- Le tragique et la rhétorique judiciaire dans les Histoires tragiques de Belleforest -- Traduire les passions dans la sixième des Histoires Tragiques de Pierre Boaistuau -- La mutilation du corps et les enjeux de sa représentation dans les histoires tragiques (1559-1586) -- Humour et récit noir. Interventions comiques du conteur chez Poissenot (Nouvelles Histoires tragiques, IV).
"De leur fondation en 1559 par Pierre Boaistuau jusqu'aux avatars imaginés par Vérité Habanc et Bénigne Poissent qui prolongent dans les années 1580 la collection développée entretemps par François de Belleforest, les histoires tragiques du XVIe siècle constituent alors le plus vaste ensemble de narration brève. Ce volume regroupe dix-neuf études qui en envisagent tour à tour l'histoire éditoriale, la place dans le panorama des formes narratives et la dimension générique, thématique et éthique. Elles révèlent, au-delà de sa diversité, les lignes de force d'une collection qui, au fil de ses réinterprétations successives, reste attachée à la promotion de valeurs qui hantent l'histoire contemporaine."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library