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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
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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 Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

  • Author: Sharon L. James,Sheila Dillon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405192844
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 650
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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

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 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 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 Classical Receptions

A Companion to Classical Receptions

  • Author: Lorna Hardwick,Christopher Stray
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444393774
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 560
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Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics

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 Ancient Philosophy

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

  • Author: Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405188340
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 791
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Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.

A Companion to Ancient Egypt

A Companion to Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Alan B. Lloyd
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444320068
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1346
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This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

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 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 Latin Literature

A Companion to Latin Literature

  • Author: Stephen Harrison
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405137371
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 470
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A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritative account of Latin literature from its beginnings in the third century BC through to the end of the second century AD. Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literary history, major genres, and key themes Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, from Ennius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius Includes invaluable reference material – dictionary entries on authors, chronological chart of political and literary history, and an annotated bibliography Serves as both a discursive literary history and a general reference book

A Companion to the Classical Tradition

A Companion to the Classical Tradition

  • Author: Craig W. Kallendorf
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444334166
  • Category: History
  • Page: 508
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"Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics" http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0805/2007022246-d.html.

A Companion to the Ancient Novel

A Companion to the Ancient Novel

  • Author: Edmund P. Cueva,Shannon N. Byrne
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118350588
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 632
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This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary. Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysis Brings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voices Includes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysis Addresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel form Provides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile

A Companion to Roman Italy

A Companion to Roman Italy

  • Author: Alison E. Cooley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111899311X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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A Companion to Roman Italy investigates the impact of Rome in all its forms—political, cultural, social, and economic—upon Italy’s various regions, as well as the extent to which unification occurred as Rome became the capital of Italy. The collection presents new archaeological data relating to the sites of Roman Italy Contributions discuss new theories of how to understand cultural change in the Italian peninsula Combines detailed case-studies of particular sites with wider-ranging thematic chapters Leading contributors not only make accessible the most recent work on Roman Italy, but also offer fresh insight on long standing debates

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Author: Georgia L. Irby
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118372972
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1120
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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes