Brill s Companion to Euripides 2 vols

Brill s Companion to Euripides  2 vols
Author: Andreas Markantonatos
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1228
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN: 9004435352
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brill s Companion to Euripides 2 vols Book Excerpt:

Brill’s Companion to Euripides, as well as presenting a comprehensive and authoritative guide to understanding Euripides and his masterworks, provides scholars and students with compelling fresh perspectives upon a broad range of issues in the field of Euripidean studies.

The Formal Education of the Author of Luke Acts

The Formal Education of the Author of Luke Acts
Author: Steve Reece
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 0567705897
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formal Education of the Author of Luke Acts Book Excerpt:

Steve Reece proposes that the author of Luke-Acts was trained as a youth in the primary and secondary Greek educational curriculum typical of the Eastern Mediterranean during the Roman Imperial period, where he gained familiarity with the Classical and Hellenistic authors whose works were the focus of study. He makes a case for Luke's knowledge of these authors internally by spotlighting the density of allusions to them in the narrative of Luke-Acts, and externally by illustrating from contemporary literary, papyrological, and artistic evidence that the works of these authors were indeed widely known in the Eastern Mediterranean at the time of the composition of Luke-Acts, not only in the schools but also among the general public. Reece begins with a thorough examination of the Greek educational system during the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial periods, emphasizing that the educational curriculum was very homogeneous, at least at the primary and secondary levels, and that children growing up anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean could expect to receive quite similar educations. His close examination of the Greek text of Luke-Acts has turned up echoes, allusions, and quotations of several of the very authors that were most prominently featured in the school curriculum: Homer, Aesop, Euripides, Plato, and Aratus. This reinforces the view that Luke, along with other writers of the New Testament, lived in a cultural milieu that was influenced by Classical and Hellenistic Greek literature and that he was not averse to invoking that literature when it served his theological and literary purposes.

More than Homer Knew Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

More than Homer Knew   Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 3110695820
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More than Homer Knew Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators Book Excerpt:

This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections
Author: John Henry Ottemiller,Denise L. Montgomery
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 781
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0810877201
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections Book Excerpt:

Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.

Solo Dance in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature

Solo Dance in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature
Author: Sarah Olsen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1108617328
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solo Dance in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature Book Excerpt:

“Ancient Greek dance” traditionally evokes images of stately choruses or lively Dionysiac revels – communal acts of performance. This is the first book to look beyond the chorus to the diverse and complex representation of solo dancers in Archaic and Classical Greek literature. It argues that dancing alone signifies transgression and vulnerability in the Greek cultural imagination, as isolation from the chorus marks the separation of the individual from a range of communal social structures. It also demonstrates that the solo dancer is a powerful figure for literary exploration and experimentation, highlighting the importance of the singular dancing body in the articulation of poetic, narrative, and generic interests across Greek literature. Taking a comparative approach and engaging with current work in dance and performance studies, this book reveals the profound literary and cultural importance of the unruly solo dancer in the ancient Greek world.

The Gentle Jealous God

The Gentle  Jealous God
Author: Simon Perris
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1472513010
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gentle Jealous God Book Excerpt:

Euripides' Bacchae is the magnum opus of the ancient world's most popular dramatist and the most modern, perhaps postmodern, of Greek tragedies. Twentieth-century poets and playwrights have often turned their hand to Bacchae, leaving the play with an especially rich and varied translation history. It has also been subjected to several fashions of criticism and interpretation over the years, all reflected in, influencing, and influenced by translation. The Gentle, Jealous God introduces the play and surveys its wider reception; examines a selection of English translations from the early 20th century to the early 21st, setting them in their social, intellectual, and cultural context; and argues, finally, that Dionysus and Bacchae remain potent cultural symbols even now. Simon Perris presents a fascinating cultural history of one of world theatre's landmark classics. He explores the reception of Dionysus, Bacchae, and the classical ideal in a violent and turmoil-ridden era. And he demonstrates by example that translation matters, or should matter, to readers, writers, actors, directors, students, and scholars of ancient drama.

Plots of Epiphany

Plots of Epiphany
Author: John B. Weaver
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 3110915618
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plots of Epiphany Book Excerpt:

Der Autor vergleicht die drei Erzählungen der Apostelgeschichte über Gefängnisausbrüche mit anderen Befreiungswundern in griechisch-römischen und jüdischen Mythen. Eine Analyse dieser Geschichten und ihrer konventionellen Darstellung göttlicher Epiphanie und Kultbegründung ermöglicht neue Einblicke in den kulturellen Kontext und die narrative Darstellung frühchristlicher Geschichte in der Apostelgeschichte.

Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion 1 Ter Unus

Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion  1  Ter Unus
Author: H. S. Versnel
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9789004092662
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion 1 Ter Unus Book Excerpt:

This is the first of a two-volume collection of studies in inconsistencies in Greek and Roman religion. Their common aim is to argue for the historical relevance of various types of ambiguity and dissonance. The first volume focuses on the central paradoxes in ancient henotheism. The term 'henotheism' -- a modern formation after the stereotyped acclamation: #EIS O QEOS# ("one is the god"), common to early Christianity and contemporaneous paganism -- denotes the specific devotion to one particular god without denying the existence of, or even cultic attention to, other gods. After its prime in the twenties and thirties of this century the term fell into disuse. Nonetheless, the notion of henotheism represents one of the most remarkable and significant shifts in Graeco-Roman religion and hence deserves fresh reconsideration.

The Baptized Muse

The Baptized Muse
Author: Karla Pollmann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0198726481
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baptized Muse Book Excerpt:

A collection of Pollmann's previously-published essays on early Christian poetry, most newly-translated from German and all updated and corrected. It is a genre that has tended to be overlooked by both Classicists and Patristics scholars and this collection will rectify that.

Text Presentation 2006

Text   Presentation  2006
Author: Stratos E. Constantinidis
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN: 0786455411
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text Presentation 2006 Book Excerpt:

Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 30th annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Topics covered include Beckett, Brecht, Goethe, Tom Stoppard, dance performance, staged violence, the Comédìe Française, and Greek and Japanese drama. Reviews of selected books are also included.

Lexicon Plavtinvm Conscripsit Gonzalez Lodge

Lexicon Plavtinvm Conscripsit Gonzalez Lodge
Author: Gonzalez Lodge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 984
Release: 1924
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comedy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lexicon Plavtinvm Conscripsit Gonzalez Lodge Book Excerpt:

Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences

Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences
Author: Melinda Powers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN: 0429893744
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences Book Excerpt:

Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences features the work of Native-American, African-American, Asian-American, Latinx, and LGBTQ theatre artists who engage with social justice issues in seven adaptations of Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Trojan Women, Hippolytus, Bacchae, Alcestis, and Aristophanes’ Frogs, as well as a work inspired by the myth of the Fates. Performed between 1989 and 2017 in small theatres across the US, these contemporary works raise awareness about the trafficking of Native-American women, marriage equality, gender justice, women’s empowerment, the social stigma surrounding HIV, immigration policy, and the plight of undocumented workers. The accompanying interviews provide a fascinating insight into the plays, the artists’ inspiration for them, and the importance of studying classics in the college classroom. Readers will benefit from an introduction that discusses practical ways to teach the adaptations, ideas for assignments, and the contextualization of the works within the history of classical reception. Serving as a key resource on incorporating diversity into the teaching of canonical texts for Classics, English, Drama and Theatre Studies students, this anthology is the first to present the work of a range of contemporary theatre artists who utilize ancient Greek source material to explore social, political, and economic issues affecting a variety of underrepresented communities in the US.

Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature

Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature
Author: Adam Parry
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1972-07-20
ISBN: 0521083052
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature Book Excerpt:

Three children try to catch an escaped cat.

Dionysus and Politics

Dionysus and Politics
Author: Filip Doroszewski,Dariusz Karłowicz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-05-30
ISBN: 1000392414
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dionysus and Politics Book Excerpt:

This volume presents an essential but underestimated role that Dionysus played in Greek and Roman political thought. Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, the volume covers the period from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire. The reader can observe how ideas and political themes rooted in Greek classical thought were continued, adapted and developed over the course of history. The authors (including four leading experts in the field: Cornelia Isler-Kerényi, Jean-Marie Pailler, Richard Seaford andRichard Stoneman) reconstruct the political significance of Dionysus by examining different types of evidence: historiography, poetry, coins, epigraphy, art and philosophy. They discuss the place of the god in Greek city-state politics, explore the long tradition of imitating Dionysus that ancient leaders, from Alexander the Great to the Roman emperors, manifested in various ways, and shows how the political role of Dionysus was reflected in Orphism and Neoplatonist philosophy. Dionysus and Politics provides an excellent introduction to a fundamental feature of ancient political thought which until now has been largely neglected by mainstream academia. The book will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars interested in ancient politics and religion.

The Authenticity of the Rhesus of Euripides

The Authenticity of the Rhesus of Euripides
Author: William Ritchie
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1964-01-03
ISBN: 9780521060936
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Authenticity of the Rhesus of Euripides Book Excerpt:

Omnibus IV

Omnibus IV
Author: Gene Edward Veith (Jr.),Douglas Wilson
Publsiher: Veritas Press
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2009-12
ISBN: 9781932168860
Category: Christian civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omnibus IV Book Excerpt:

Light from the Gentiles Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity

Light from the Gentiles  Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity
Author: Abraham J. Malherbe
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1153
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 9004256520
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light from the Gentiles Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity Book Excerpt:

In these fifty-three essays spanning over fifty years Abraham J. Malherbe illustrates how a critically informed appreciation of Graeco-Roman literary traditions such as Hellenistic moral philosophy and Middle Platonism can enrich our understanding of Paul, Athenagoras, and other early Christian writings.

Nietzsche on Tragedy

Nietzsche on Tragedy
Author: M. S. Silk,J. P. Stern
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN: 1316565351
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche on Tragedy Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest book, The Birth of Tragedy (1872), this important volume by M. S. Silk and J. P. Stern examines the work in detail: its place in Nietzsche's philosophical career; its value as an account of ancient Greek culture; its place in the history of German ideas, and its value as a theory of tragedy and music. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Lesley Chamberlain, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this accessible study has been revived for a new generation of readers.

The Politics of Adaptation

The Politics of Adaptation
Author: Astrid Van Weyenberg
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2013
ISBN: 940120957X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Adaptation Book Excerpt:

This book explores contemporary African adaptations of classical Greek tragedies. Six South African and Nigerian dramatic texts – by Yael Farber, Mark Fleishman, Athol Fugard, Femi Osofisan, and Wole Soyinka – are analysed through the thematic lens of resistance, revolution, reconciliation, and mourning. The opening chapters focus on plays that mobilize Greek tragedy to inspire political change, discussing how Sophocles’ heroine Antigone is reconfigured as a freedom fighter and how Euripides’ Dionysos is transformed into a revolutionary leader. The later chapters shift the focus to plays that explore the costs and consequences of political change, examining how the cycle of violence dramatized in Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy acquires relevance in post-apartheid South Africa, and how the mourning of Euripides’ Trojan Women resonates in and beyond Nigeria. Throughout, the emphasis is on how playwrights, through adaptation, perform a cultural politics directed at the Europe that has traditionally considered ancient Greece as its property, foundation, and legitimization. Van Weyenberg additionally discusses how contemporary African reworkings of Greek tragedies invite us to reconsider how we think about the genre of tragedy and about the cultural process of adaptation. Against George Steiner’s famous claim that tragedy has died, this book demonstrates that Greek tragedy holds relevance today. But it also reveals that adaptations do more than simply keeping the texts they draw on alive: through adaptation, playwrights open up a space for politics. In this dynamic between adaptation and pre-text, the politics of adaptation is performed.

Dionysus Resurrected

Dionysus Resurrected
Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN: 1405175788
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dionysus Resurrected Book Excerpt:

Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence since the late 1960s of Euripides’ The Bacchae. By analyzing and contextualizing these modern day performances, the author reveals striking parallels between transformational events taking place during the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself. Puts forward a lively discussion of the parallels between transformational eventsduring the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself The first comparative study to analyse and contextualize performances of The Bacchae that took place between 1968 and 2009 from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia Argues that presentations of the play not only represent liminal states but also transfer the spectators into such states Contends that the play’s reflection on various stages of globalization render the tragedy a contemporary play Establishes the importance of The Bacchae within Euripides’ work as the only extant tragedy in which the god Dionysus himself appears, not just as a character but as the protagonist