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A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language

A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language

  • Author: Egbert J. Bakker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444317404
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 704
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A comprehensive account of the language of Ancient Greek civilization in a single volume, with contributions from leading international scholars covering the historical, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary perspectives of the language. A collection of 36 original essays by a team of international scholars Treats the survival and transmission of Ancient Greek Includes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

A Companion to Greek Literature

A Companion to Greek Literature

  • Author: Martin Hose,David Schenker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444339427
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 576
  • View: 1993
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A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways

A Companion to Ancient Education

A Companion to Ancient Education

  • Author: W. Martin Bloomer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144433753X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 520
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A Companion to Ancient Education presents a series of essays from leading specialists in the field that represent the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and theories in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Reflects the latest research findings and presents new historical syntheses of the rise, spread, and purposes of ancient education in ancient Greece and Rome Offers comprehensive coverage of the main periods, crises, and developments of ancient education along with historical sketches of various educational methods and the diffusion of education throughout the ancient world Covers both liberal and illiberal (non-elite) education during antiquity Addresses the material practice and material realities of education, and the primary thinkers during antiquity through to late antiquity

A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic

A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic

  • Author: Dean Hammer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118877780
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 552
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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities. Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to highlight comparisons between cultures Examines the types of relationships that sustained participatory communities, the challenges they faced, and how they responded Sheds new light on participatory contexts using diverse methodological approaches Brings an international array of scholars into dialogue with each other

A Companion to the Latin Language

A Companion to the Latin Language

  • Author: James Clackson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144434336X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 664
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A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

  • Author: Arthur J. Pomeroy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118741447
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 568
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A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy. Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who.

A Companion to Roman Art

A Companion to Roman Art

  • Author: Barbara E. Borg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405192887
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 664
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A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art. Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field

A Companion to the Etruscans

A Companion to the Etruscans

  • Author: Sinclair Bell,Alexandra A. Carpino
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118352742
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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This new collection presents a rich selection of innovative scholarship on the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds. Includes contributions from an international cast of both established and emerging scholars Offers fresh perspectives on Etruscan art and culture, including analysis of the most up-to-date research and archaeological discoveries Reassesses and evaluates traditional topics like architecture, wall painting, ceramics, and sculpture as well as new ones such as textile archaeology, while also addressing themes that have yet to be thoroughly investigated in the scholarship, such as the obesus etruscus, the function and use of jewelry at different life stages, Greek and Roman topoi about the Etruscans, the Etruscans’ reception of ponderation, and more Counters the claim that the Etruscans were culturally inferior to the Greeks and Romans by emphasizing fields where the Etruscans were either technological or artistic pioneers and by reframing similarities in style and iconography as examples of Etruscan agency and reception rather than as a deficit of local creativity

A Companion to Greek Rhetoric

A Companion to Greek Rhetoric

  • Author: Ian Worthington
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144433414X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 632
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This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider–ranging topics such as rhetoric′s relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion Incorporates new material giving us fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric Discusses the idea of rhetoric and examines the status of rhetoric studies, present and future All quotations from ancient sources are translated into English

A Companion to Sophocles

A Companion to Sophocles

  • Author: Kirk Ormand
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119025532
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 624
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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

  • Author: Justina Gregory
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405152052
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 576
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The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today. Comprises 31 original essays by an international cast of contributors, including up-and-coming as well as distinguished senior scholars Pays attention to socio-political, textual, and performance aspects of Greek tragedy All ancient Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical terms are explained as they appear Includes suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and a generous and informative combined bibliography

A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology

  • Author: Ken Dowden,Niall Livingstone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444396935
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 672
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A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

A Companion to the City of Rome

A Companion to the City of Rome

  • Author: Claire Holleran,Amanda Claridge
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111830070X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 800
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A Companion to the City of Rome presents a series oforiginal essays from top experts that offer an authoritative andup-to-date overview of current research on the development of thecity of Rome from its origins until circa AD 600. Offers a unique interdisciplinary, closely focused thematicapproach and wide chronological scope making it an indispensiblereference work on ancient Rome Includes several new developments on areas of research that areavailable in English for the first time Newly commissioned essays written by experts in a variety ofrelated fields Original and up-to-date readings pertaining to the city of Romeon a wide variety of topics including Rome’s urban landscape,population, economy, civic life, and key events

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece

  • Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub,Hans van Wees
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118556658
  • Category: History
  • Page: 792
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A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period. The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developments in the study of archaic Greece Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny and political reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity Combines accounts of historical developments with regional surveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments of selected themes Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures in the development of Greece Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broad patterns of social and cultural development

A Companion to Greek Architecture

A Companion to Greek Architecture

  • Author: Margaret M. Miles
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118327608
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 616
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A Companion to Greek Architecture provides an expansive overview of the topic, including design, engineering, and construction as well as theory, reception, and lasting impact. Covers both sacred and secular structures and complexes, with particular attention to architectural decoration, such as sculpture, interior design, floor mosaics, and wall painting Makes use of new research from computer-driven technologies, the study of inscriptions and archaeological evidence, and recently excavated buildings Brings together original scholarship from an esteemed group of archaeologists and art historians Presents the most up-to-date English language coverage of Greek architecture in several decades while also sketching out important areas and structures in need of further research

A Companion to Greek Religion

A Companion to Greek Religion

  • Author: Daniel Ogden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444334174
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
  • View: 491
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This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine

A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

  • Author: Pierre Destrée,Penelope Murray
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444337645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 552
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The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

  • Author: Jeremy McInerney
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118834380
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 600
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A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

A Companion to Food in the Ancient World

A Companion to Food in the Ancient World

  • Author: John Wilkins,Robin Nadeau
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118878191
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 472
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A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. • Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world • Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption during antiquity • Features original scholarship from some of the most influential North American and European specialists in Classical history, ancient history, and archaeology • Covers a wide geographical range from Britain to ancient Asia, including Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, regions surrounding the Black Sea, and China • Considers the relationships of food in relation to ancient diet, nutrition, philosophy, gender, class, religion, and more

A Companion to Ancient Epic

A Companion to Ancient Epic

  • Author: John Miles Foley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405153040
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 696
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A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions Considers the interrelation between these different traditions Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newer perspectives in the study of epic Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition The editor and contributors are leading scholars in the field Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, and important figures and events