Provides overview chapters for each of the fields embraced by classical studies, including philology, art and religion. Many sections represent the sort of guidance one might expect from a thesis advisor, with helpful summaries such as "How Laws Were Made in Ancient Rome."
A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C. S. Lewis is a controversial and enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate, fifty years after his death. Twenty-one expert voices from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Wheaton, among many other places of learning, analyze Lewis's work from theological, philosophical, and literary perspectives. The final chapters investigate his work as a writer of fiction and poetry. The title is also available as an ebook.
The Cambridge Companion to Goethe by Lesley Sharpe (Editor)
This study provides a stimulating and accessible survey of this many-sided figure. The volume places Goethe in the context of the Germany and Europe of his lifetime. His literary work is covered in individual chapters on poetry, drama--with a separate chapter on Faust, prose fiction and autobiography. A wide-ranging survey of reception inside and outside Germany and an extensive guide to further reading complete the volume. The text is also available as an ebook.
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Sort results by Publication Date Descending, so that you see newer scholarship first.
Brill's New Pauly by Hubert Cancik (Editor); Helmut Schneider (Editor); Manfred Landfester (Editor); Christine F. Salazar (Editor)
Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles are extensive and often address the topic in general before analyzing the issues in Greece and in Rome specifically. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading.
There are also additional series published with the encyclopedia, including a five-volume set on the classical tradition and an ongoing series of supplements:
1) Chronologies of the Ancient World
2) Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
3) Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
4) Reception of Myth and Mythology
5) Reception of Classical Literature
6) History of Classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary
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Latin Literature by Gian Biagio Conte; Joseph B. Solodow (Translator); Don P. Fowler (Revised by); Glen W. Most (Revised by)
An authoritative and comprehensive history of Latin literature from the early republic through the late empire. Treats cultural history and reception in addition to the lives and works of authors, development of genres, and sources.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary by Simon Hornblower; Antony Spawforth; Esther Eidinow
For over sixty years, The Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivalled one-volume reference in the field of classics. Now completely revised and updated to include the very latest research findings, developments, and publications, this highly acclaimed reference work will be the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary available on all aspects of the classical era. In over 6,700 entries written by the very best of classical scholars from around the world, the Dictionary provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law,science, art, archaeology, near eastern studies, and late antiquity. New entries supplement the existing material, including entries on topics such as Adrasteia, Latin anthologies, Jewish art, ancient religious beliefs, emotions, film, gender, kinship, and many more. Other specific developments include an added focus on two new areas: "anthropology" and "reception".
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome by Michael Gagarin; Elaine Fantham
This new encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of the literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion of the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. Essay-length articles include linked references to related entries as well as select list of titles for further reading.
Traces the history and cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by distinguished international scholars, this reference work explores aspecst of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.
Companion Titles on Antiquity
The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel by Tim Whitmarsh (Editor)
This book contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. Central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading.
A Companion to the Prologue to Apuleius' Metamorphoses by Andrew Laird (Editor); Ahuvia Kahane (Editor)
The Prologue of Apuleius' innovative novel, the Metamorphoses (or Golden Ass), is an extraordinary example of a programmatic opening, which has captivated readers and scholars from the Renaissance to the present day. This short text raises a variety of important questions about liberty, and about historical and linguistic interpretation. Along with a new text and translation of the Prologue, the twenty-four discussions in this volume, commissioned from internationally known specialists, cover issues ranging from philosophy and cultural history to intertextuality and Latinity. This collection of essays combines the broader perspectives of an interdisciplinary anthology with the closer focus of a traditional commentary.
The Novel in the Ancient World by Gareth L. Schmeling (Editor)
Ancient novels contain insights beyond literary theories and philosophical musings to new sources for understanding the popular culture of antiquity. Some scholars, in fact, refer to ancient novels as alternative histories, for they tell history implicitly rather than with the intentional biases of the historian. The Novel in the Ancient World surveys the new approaches and insights to the ancient novel and wrestles with issues such as the development, transformation, and Christianization of the novel (Spirit-inspired versus inspired by the Muses).
The Oxford Handbook of Plato by Gail Fine (Editor)
The twenty-one newly commissioned articles provide in-depth and up-to-date discussions of a variety of topics. Each article is an original contribution from a leading scholar. This Handbook contains chapters on metaphysics, epistemology, love, language, ethics, politics, art and education.
For additional information, see the Cambridge Companion to Plato.
The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome by Edward Bispham (Editor); Thomas Harrison (Editor); Brian A. Sparkes (Editor)
The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.
The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies by Alessandro Barchiesi; Walter Scheidel
Presents 55 essays written by leading scholars in five broad categories: Tools, Approaches, Genres, History (including "The Imperial Republic" and "The Early Imperial Monarchy"), and Ideas. Since it was just published in August 2010, the interpretations and bibliographies are very up-to-date.
The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus by Karl Galinsky (Editor)
Available as Ebook through Haverford. "The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 B.C.-A.D. 14, was a pivotal period in world history. A time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many key developments were under way when Augustus took charge, and a recurring theme is the role that he played in shaping their direction. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus captures the dynamic and richness of this era by examining important aspects of political and social history, religion, literature, and art and architecture. "--BOOK JACKET.
A Companion to Late Antiquity by Philip Rousseau (Editor)
Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on late antiquity - from between the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean Comprises 39 essays from some of the world's foremost scholars of the era. Emphasizes the central importance of religion and its connection with economic, social, and political life. Also available as an ebook.
Late Antiquity by G. W. Bowersock (Editor); Peter Brown (Editor); Oleg Grabar (Editor)
In eleven comprehensive essays and in over 500 encyclopedic entries, an international group of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of a unique era. The intriguing era of late antiquity emerges completely and clearly, viewed in a new light.
The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson (Editor)
This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. Furthemore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines.
Using new methodological and theoretical approaches, this book presents an overview of the Byzantine world. Introduces the most recent scholarship that is transforming the field. Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural history. including different forms of literary narrative. The title is also available as an ebook.
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies by Elizabeth Jeffreys (Editor); John Haldon (Contribution by); Robin Cormack (Contribution by)
Under its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive bureaucracy Byzantium developed a distinctive society: Greek in language, Roman in legal system, and Christian in religion. Byzantium's impact in the European Middle Ages is hard to over-estimate, as a bulwark against invaders, as a meeting-point for trade, as a guardian of the classical literary and artistic heritage, and as a creator of its own artistic style.