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Tradition, Translation, TraumaThe Classic and the Modern

Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Jan Parker and Timothy Mathews (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is concerned with how Classic texts — mainly Greek and Latin but also Arabic and Portuguese — become present in later cultures and how they resonate in the modern. This book examines the ... More

Traditional ElegyThe Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

R. Scott Garner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199757923
eISBN:
9780199895281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Though often assumed to be a product of traditional compositional practices comparable to those found in early Greek epic, archaic elegy has not previously been analyzed in similar detail with ... More

Tragedy and the Idea of Modernity

Tragedy and the Idea of Modernity

Joshua Billings and Miriam Leonard (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198727798
eISBN:
9780191800672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727798.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From around 1800, particularly in Germany, Greek tragedy has been privileged in popular and scholarly discourse for its relation to apparently timeless metaphysical, existential, ethical, aesthetic, ... More

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Matthew C. Farmer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tragedy on the Comic Stage collects and analyzes the evidence for Ancient Greek comedy’s engagement with its contemporary dramatic genre, tragedy. Beginning with the comic fragments, this monograph ... More

Tragedy’s EndurancePerformances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Erika Fischer-Lichte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199651634
eISBN:
9780191801440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199651634.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book is devoted to the remarkable phenomenon of Greek tragedy’s endurance on German stages during the last 200 years. It examines how performances of Greek tragedies since 1800 contributed to the ... More

Translation and SurvivalThe Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was a major translation in Western culture. This literary and social study is about the ancient creators and receivers of the translations and ... More

Translation and the ClassicIdentity as Change in the History of Culture

Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Alexandra Lianeri and Vanda Zajko (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book proposes a framework in which ‘the classic’ figures less as an autonomous entity than as the result of the interplay between source text and translation practice. It discusses the ... More

The Treasures of Alexander the GreatHow One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Frank L. Holt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth violently through the sacking of cities and the selling of survivors into slavery. One of the most notable examples ... More

Trials of ReasonPlato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

David Wolfsdorf

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Scholarship on Plato's dialogues persistently divides its focus between the dramatic or literary and the philosophical or argumentative dimensions of the texts. But this hermeneutic division of labor ... More

Triangular LandscapesEnvironment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Katherine Blouin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may ... More

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