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Literary Criticism : Ancient and Classical


Modes Of Viewing In Hellenistic Poetry And Art - Graham Zanker

Taking a fresh look at the poetry and visual art of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the RomansĀ defeat of Cleopatra in 30 B.C., Graham Zanker makes enlightening discoveries about the assumptions and conven......

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Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature In An Age Of Globalization - Rebecca Walkowitz

Immigrant Fictions is a groundbreaking collection that brings together studies of world literature, book history, narrative theory, and the contemporary novel to challenge methods of critical reading based on national models of literary culture. C......

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The Image Of The Poet In Ovid's Metamorphoses - Barbara Pavlock

Barbara Pavlock unmasks major figures in OvidĀs Metamorphoses as surrogates for his narrative persona, highlighting the conflicted revisionist nature of the Metamorphoses. Although Ovid ostensibly validates traditional customs and institutions, in......

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Hyperboreans: Myth And History In Celtic-hellenic Contacts - Timothy P. Bridgman

In Greek mythology, Hyperboreans were a tribe who lived far to Greece's north. Contained in what has come down to us of Greek literary tradition are texts that identify the Hyperboreans with the Celts, or Hyperborean lands with Celtic ones. This g......

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Catullus And The Poetics Of Roman Manhood - David Wray

This book applies comparative cultural and literary models to a reading of Catullus' poems as social performances of a 'poetics of manhood': a competitively, often outrageously, self-allusive bid for recognition and admiration. Earlier readings of......

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Slavery And The Roman Literary Imagination - William Fitzgerald

This book explores the presence of slaves and slavery in Roman literature and asks particularly what the free imagination made of the experience of living with slaves, beings who both were and were not fellow humans. As a shadow humanity, slaves f......

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The Classical Plot And The Invention Of Western Narrative - N. J. Lowe

From Homer to Hollywood, the western storytelling tradition has canonised a distinctive set of narrative values characterised by tight economy and closure. This book traces the formation of that classical paradigm in the development of ancient sto......

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Tradition And Innovation In Hellenistic Poetry - , Richard Hunter

Hellenistic poets of the third and second centuries BC were concerned with the need both to mark their continuity with the classical past and to demonstrate their independence from it. In this revised and expanded translation of Muse e modelli: la......

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Sexuality In Greek And Roman Literature And Society - Marguerite Johnson

This volume contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions, and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity.The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for......

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On Old Age - Cicero

It's an essay on old age and death. Its rational and philosophical subject matter is embellished by beautiful language. This book is a luminous substantiation of Cicero's meticulous emblematic style. It is still popular as Cicero's powerful commen......

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Hold Fast The Mountain Pass: A Work Of Historical Fiction About The Life And World Of Nikos Kazantzakis - Theodora Vasils

This book narrates Kazantzakis' life -- his poverty, his life in exile, his struggle as a writer groping for a 'voice,' and describes the conditions under which that voice brought forth the prolific range of work that included The Odyssey, Zorba t......

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