Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles tend to be detailed and often address artistic and literary representations in Antiquity. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading. Volumes 1 to 15 (Antiquity) are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity. Volumes I to V of the Classical Tradition are uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of the classical heritage. Supplements take up specific themes.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
by Simon Hornblower (Editor); Antony Spawforth (Editor); 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 is the most comprehensive dictionary available on all aspects of the classical era. In over 6,700 entries written by classical scholars from around the world, the Dictionary provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, linguistics, art, and more. New entries supplement the existing material, including entries on topics such as emotions, film, and gender. Other specific developments include an added focus on two new areas: "anthropology" and "reception".
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus sirens to an ambulance? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. The essays show how the Classical tradition has shaped human endeavors from art to government, mathematics to medicine, drama to urban planning, legal theory to popular culture. At once comprehensive and surprising, the book is accompanied by an extensive selection of illustrations.
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 which combine 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.
Provides an up-to-date introduction and overview of the growing field of reception studies with a comprehensive introduction and overview of the classical tradition - the interpretation of classical texts in later centuries. Comprises 26 newly commissioned essays from an international team of experts. Divided into three sections: a chronological survey, a geographical survey, and a section illustrating the connections between the classical tradition and contemporary theory.
This is a key resource for your project. It surveys the representation of mythological figures across time periods (antiquity, the Middle Ages, Early Modern period and the modern age) and across genres and media (literature and philosophy, fine arts, film, music and dance). Bibliographies at the ends of articles give you further readings on your topic.
This volume is a supplement to Brill's New Pauly encyclopedia set listed below.
"A phenomenal and monumental work of reference for the continuing afterlife of classical Greek and Roman myth in Western arts (chiefly painting, sculpture, music, dance, and literature), these volumes constitute a book of the year by any measure, as well as offering superb value. The text is organized under 300 headings or subheadings by name (e.g., Herakles) or theme (Seven Against Thebes), with instructive headnotes and structured suborganization for major or complex entries like Herakles, which has 15 subheads. Each entry gives chronological listings of works dealing with the theme, and each listing (author-title-date in nature) is sourced for additional information; the result is more than 30,000 citations."--Library Journal
Now in its fourth version, Perseus provides access to full-text, images, dictionaries and other reference tools for Classics. The site continues to digitize new materials and hosts other, more specialized projects.