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Imagining the chorus in Augustan poetry
Curtis, Lauren, 1984- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction: the chorus in the Augustan imagination; 1. Imagined choruses from Alexandria to Rome; 2. Dance and desire in Propertius' Elegies; 3. Horace and the erotics of the lyric chorus; 4. Canon, community, and chorus; 5. Virgil's Aeneid and the relocation of ritual; 6. Foundational choreography in the Aeneid; Epilogue.

"From archaic Sparta to classical Athens the chorus was a pervasive feature of Greek social and cultural life. Until now, however, its reception in Roman literature and culture has been little appreciated. This book examines how the chorus is reimagined in a brief but crucial period in the history of Latin literature, the early Augustan period from 30 to 10 BCE. It argues that in the work of Horace, Virgil, and Propertius, the language and imagery of the chorus articulate some of their most pressing concerns surrounding social and literary belonging in a rapidly changing Roman world. By re-examining seminal Roman texts such as Horace's Odes and Virgil's Aeneid from this fresh perspective, the book connects the history of musical culture with Augustan poetry's interrogation of fundamental questions surrounding the relationship between individual and community, poet and audience, performance and writing, Greek and Roman, and tradition and innovation"--
Baker Berry PA6047 .C87 2017

The development of Latin clause structure : a study of the extended verb phrase
Danckaert, Lieven Jozef Maria, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
This book examines Latin word order, and in particular the relative ordering of i) lexical verbs and direct objects (OV vs VO) and ii) auxiliaries and non-finite verbs (VAux vs AuxV). In Latin these elements can freely be ordered with respect to each other, whereas the present-day Romance languages only allow for the head-initial orders VO and AuxV. Lieven Danckaert offers a detailed, corpus-based description of these two word order alternations, focusing on their diachronic development in the period from c. 200 BC until 600 AD. The corpus data reveal that some received wisdom needs to be reconsidered: there is in fact no evidence for any major increase in productivity of the order VO during the eight centuries under investigation, and the order AuxV only becomes more frequent in clauses with a modal verb and an infinitive, not in clauses with a BE-auxiliary and a past participle. The book also explores a more fundamental question about Latin syntax, namely whether or not the language is configurational, in the sense that a phrase structure grammar (with 'higher-order constituents' such as verb phrases) is needed to describe and analyse Latin word order patterns.
Baker Berry PA2293 .D359 2017

Classical literature on screen : affinities of imagination
Winkler, Martin M., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Martin M. Winkler argues for a new approach to various creative affinities between ancient verbal and modern visual narratives. He examines screen adaptations of classical epic, tragedy, comedy, myth, and history, exploring, for example, how ancient rhetorical principles regarding the emotions apply to moving images and how Aristotle's perspective on thrilling plot-turns can recur on screen. He also interprets several popular films, such as 300 and Nero, and analyzes works by international directors, among them Pier Paolo Pasolini (Oedipus Rex, Medea), Jean Cocteau (The Testament of Orpheus), Mai Zetterling (The Girls), Lars von Trier (Medea), Arturo Ripstein (Such Is Life), John Ford (westerns), Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), and Spike Lee (Chi-Raq). The book demonstrates the undiminished vitality of classical myth and literature in our visual media, as with screen portrayals of Helen of Troy. It is important for all classicists and scholars and students of film, literature, and history.
Baker Berry PA3009 .W56 2017

Brill's companion to the reception of Aeschylus
edited by Rebecca Futo Kennedy
Leiden ; Brill, [2018]
Brill?s Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus' explores the various ways Aeschylus? tragedies have been discussed, parodied, translated, revisioned, adapted, and integrated into other works over the course of the last 2500 years. Immensely popular while alive, Aeschylus? reception begins in his own lifetime. And, while he has not been the most reproduced of the three Attic tragedians on the stage since then, his receptions have transcended genre and crossed to nearly every continent. While still engaging with Aeschylus? theatrical reception, the volume also explores Aeschylus off the stage--in radio, the classroom, television, political theory, philosophy, science fiction and beyond.
Baker Berry PA3849 .B66 2018

Le forme del canto : la poesia nella scuola tardoantica e altomedievale
Avalle, D'Arco Silvio, author
Firenze : Edizioni del Galluzzo per la Fondazione Franceschini, 2017
Baker Berry PA8051 .A932 2017

The Greek future and its history = Le future grec et son histore
edite par Frederic Lambert, Rutger J. Allan, Theodore Markopoulos
Louvain-la-Neuve : Peeters, 2017
Baker Berry PA348.F8 G74 2017

Xenophon's Ephesiaca : a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world
Tagliabue, Aldo Carlo Fernando, author
Groningen : Barkhuis & Groningen University Library, 2017
After many decades of neglect, the last forty years have seen a renewed scholarly appreciation of the literary value of the Greek novel. Within this renaissance of interest, four monographs have been published to date which focus on individual novels; I refer to the specialist studies of Achilles Tatius by Morales and Laplace and those of Chariton of Aphrodisias by Smith and Tilg. This book adds to this short list and takes as its singular focus Xenophon's 'Ephesiaca'. 0Among the five fully extant Greek novels, the 'Ephesiaca' occupies the position of being an anomaly, since scholars have conventionally considered it to be either a poorly written text or an epitome of a more sophisticated lost original. This monograph challenges this view by arguing that the author of the 'Ephesiaca' is a competent writer in artistic control of his text, insofar as his work has a coherent and emplotted focus on the protagonists' progression in love and also includes references to earlier texts of the classical canon, not least Homer's 'Odyssey' and the Platonic dialogues on Love.0At the same time, the 'Ephesiaca' exhibits stylistically an overall simplicity, contains many repetitions and engages with other texts via a thematic rather than a pointed type of intertextuality; these and other features make this text different from the other extant Greek novels. 0By offering a definition of the 'Ephesiaca' as a paraliterary narrative, this monograph sheds new light on this novel and its position within the Greek novelistic corpus, whilst also offering a more nuanced understanding of intertextuality and paraliterature.
Baker Berry PA4500.X5 T34 2017

Future freedoms : intergenerational justice, democratic theory, and ancient Greek tragedy and comedy
Markovits, Elizabeth, 1975- author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Intergenerational justice and democratic theory -- A narrative turn -- Archê, finitude, and community in Aristophanes -- Mothers, powerlessness, and intergenerational agency in Euripides -- Freedom, responsibility, and transgenerational orientation in Aeschylus -- Art, space, and possibilities for intergenerational justice in our time.
Baker Berry PA3131 .M3415 2018

The Odyssey
Homer, author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Introduction -- Translator's note -- Maps. The world of The odyssey -- The Aegean and Asia Minor -- Mainland Greece -- The Peloponnese -- The odyssey. The boy and the goddess -- A dangerous journey -- An old king remembers -- What the sea god said -- From the goddess to the storm -- A princess and her laundry -- A magical kingdom -- The songs of a poet -- A pirate in a shepherd's cave -- The winds and the witch -- The dead -- Difficult choices -- Two tricksters -- A loyal slave -- The prince returns -- Father and son -- Insults and abuse -- Two beggars -- The queen and the beggar -- The last banquet -- An archery contest -- Bloodshed -- The olive tree bed -- Restless spirits.

"The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version--the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman--this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer's sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer's music. Wilson's Odyssey captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband's long absence, to the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers alike." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry PA4025.A5 W56 2018

Creating ethnicities & identities in the Roman world
edited by Andrew Gardner, Edward Herring, & Kathryn Lomas
London : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2013
Introduction / Kathryn Lomas, Andrew Gardner, and Edward Herring -- Cultural identities in Italy. Italian perspectives from Hirpinia in the period of Gracchan land reforms and the Social War / Elena Isayev -- De-constructing ethnic identities : becoming Roman in western Cisalpine Gaul? / Ralph Häussler -- Language and identity in ancient Italy : responses to Roman conquest / Kathryn Lomas -- Trading identities? Regionalism and commerce in Mid-Republican Italy (third-early second century BC) / Roman Roth -- Cultural identities in the provinces. Encountering Carthage : Mid-Republican Rome and Mediterranean culture / Andrew Erskine -- Roman Bathhouses on Crete as indicators of cultural transition : the dynamics of Roman influence / Amanda Kelly -- The Romanization of Petra / Matthew Peacock -- Continuity and change in Lebanese temples / Kevin Butcher -- Dissing the Egyptians : legal, ethnic, and cultural identities in Roman Egypt / Jane Rowlandson -- Becoming X-group : ethnicity in North-East Africa / Rachael J. Dann.

Questions of ethnic and cultural identities are central to the contemporary understanding of the Roman world. The expansion of Rome across Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond entailed encounters with a wide range of peoples. Many of these had well-established pre-conquest ethnic identities which can be compared with Roman perceptions of them. In other cases, the ethnicity of peoples conquered by Rome has been perceived almost entirely through the lenses of Roman ethnographic writing and administrative structures. The formation of such identities, and the shaping of these identities by Rome, was a vital part of the process of Roman imperialism. Comparisons across the empire reveal some similarities in the processes of identity formation during and after the period of Roman conquest, but they also reveal a considerable degree of diversity and localisation in interactions between Romans and others. This volume explores how these practices of ethnic categorisation formed part of Roman strategies of control, and how people living in particular places internalised them and developed their own senses of belonging to an ethnic community. It includes both regional studies and thematic approaches by leading scholars in the field--Publisher website.
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 suppl.120

The East pediment of the Parthenon : from Perikles to Nero
Williams, Dyfri, author
London : Institute Of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2013
Part 1. The classical pediment. Introduction -- Identifying figure D -- Frome Ares to Aphrodite -- The corner figures -- Figures E, F and G -- Figure K and her neighbours -- The lost centre -- Summary of classical adjustments -- Conclusion -- part 2. Hellenistic and Roman additions and repairs. Introduction -- Classical and Hellenistic interventions -- A Roman repair -- Date and context of the repair -- Final speculations -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- General index -- Index of East Pediment figures and fragments -- Index of ancient authors.
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 Suppl.118

Ancient approaches to Plato's Republic
edited by Anne Sheppard
London : Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 2013
Aristotle's criticisms of Plato's tripartite soul / John F. Finamore -- Cicero on the relationship between Plato's Republic and Laws / Jed W. Atkins -- Cicero's reading of Plato's Republic / J.G.F. Powell -- The Middle Platonist reception of the myth of Er as a theory of fate and 'that which depends on us' : the case of Alcinous' Didascalicus / Erik Eliasson -- The myth of Er and the problem of constitutive luck / James Wilberding -- Proclus' place in the reception of Plato's Republic / Anne Sheppard -- Music and the return of the soul in Proclus' commentaries on Plato's Timaeus and Republic / Sebastian F. Moro Tornese.
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 Suppl.117

Currency and exchange in ancient Pompeii : coins from the AAPP excavations at Regio VI, Insula 1
Hobbs, Richard, 1969- author
[London] : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2013
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 suppl.116

Vanishing acts on ancient Greek amulets : from oral performance to visual design
Faraone, Christopher A., author
London : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2012
Preface -- Abbreviations -- List of figures -- Introduction: oral performance and epigraphic habit -- Fever: palindromes, confrontation and containment -- Bleeding: the evolution of a vox magica -- Headache and sore throat: vanishing acts as expulsion rituals -- Conclusions: a tentative history of disappearing speech-acts -- Bibliography -- Appendix: Survey of wing- and heart-shaped names in magical texts: Amulets ; Non-amuletic magic -- Indexes: Subject index ; Magical texts and gems ; Index of foreign words ; Index locorum.
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 Suppl.115

Philosophical themes in Galen
edited by Peter Adamson, Rotraud Hansberger & James Wilberding
London : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2014
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 suppl.114

Receiving the Komos : ancient & modern receptions of the victory ode
edited by Peter Agócs, Chris Carey & Richard Rawles
London : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2012
Contributors -- Editors' preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction / Peter Agócs, Chris Carey and Richard Rawles -- The victory ode in literature / Chris Carey -- Hellenistic Epinician / Silvia Barbantani -- Horace's 'victory odes': artfices of praise / Armand D'Angour -- ... Literary tradition in Pindar's Nemean 3 and Statius' Achilleid / Dániel Kozák -- On the impossibility of centaurs: the reception of Pindar in the Roman empire / Ian Rutherford -- Ancient readers of Pindar's Epinicians in Egypt: evidence from papyri / Giuseppe Ucciardello -- A mirror for noble deeds: Pindaric form in Jonson's odes and masques / Victoria Moul -- Pindar and English eighteenth-century poetry / Penelope Wilson -- The reception of Pindar's Epinicians and nineteenth-century 'poetic religion': Hölderlin and Kalvos / Vassiliki Dimoula -- Pindar's liberal songs / Filippomaria Pontani.
Baker Berry PA25 .L8 Suppl.112

Odes. Book II
Horace, author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
1.Dating of Odes 2 -- 2.Horace's literary career -- 3.Characteristics of Odes 2 -- (a) The ordering and topics of the poems -- (b) The book of moderation -- 4.Literary intertexts -- 5.Internal architecture of the poems -- 6.Style -- 7.Metre -- 8.Text -- Q. HORATI FLACCI CARMINVM LIBER SECVNDVS -- Commentary.
Baker Berry PA6393 .C42 2017

Pindar's eyes : visual and material culture in Epinician poetry
Fearn, David, 1975- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
"Pindar's Eyes' is a ground-breaking interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions between Greek lyric poetry and visual and material culture in the early fifth century BCE. It draws on case studies of classical art and texts to open up analysis of the genre to the wider theme of aesthetic experience in early classical Greece, with particular focus on the poetic mechanisms through which Pindar's victory odes use visual and material culture to engage their audiences. Complete readings of Nemean 5, Nemean 8, and Pythian 1 reveal the poet's deep interest in the relations between lyric poetry and commemorative and religious sculpture, as well as other significant visual phenomena, while literary studies of his evocation of cultural attitudes through elaborate use of the lyric first person are combined with art-historical treatments of ecphrasis, of image and text, and of art's framing of ritual experience in ancient Greece. This specific aesthetic approach is expanded through fresh treatments of Simonides' and Bacchylides' own engagements with material culture, as well as an account of Pindaric themes in the Aeginetan logoi of Herodotus' Histories. These come together to offer not just a novel perspective on the relationship between art and text in Pindaric poetry, but to give rise to new claims about the nature of classical Greek visuality and ritual subjectivity, and to foster a richer understanding of the ways in which classical poetry and art shaped the lives and experiences of its ancient consumers."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry PA3093 .F43 2017

Looking at Antigone
edited by David Stuttard
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018
Introduction: David Stuttard: Antigone, a play for today? -- Antigone: right or wrong? / Alex Garvie -- Antigone as others see her / Alan Somerstein -- Assessing the character of Creon / Brad Levett -- Images and effects of incest in Sophocles' Antigone / Sophie Mills -- The two sisters / Hanna Roisman -- Antigone's change of heart / Ruth Scodel -- Antigone and rights of earth / Rush Rehm -- Revealing divinity in Sophocles' Antigone / Stephen Esposito -- Religion in Antigone / Robert Garland -- Euripides' reception of Sophocles' Antigone / Ioanna Karamanou -- The voices of Antigone / Helene Foley -- Antigone enters the modern world / Betine van Zyl Smit -- Sophocles' Antigone translated by David Stuttard.
Baker Berry PA4413.A7 L66 2018

Author and audience in Vitruvius' De architectura
Nichols, Marden Fitzpatrick, 1981- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Greek knowledge and the Roman world -- The self-fashioning of scribes -- House and man -- Art display and strategies of persuasion -- The vermilion walls of Faberius scriba.

Vitruvius' 'De architectura' is the only extant classical text on architecture whose impact on Renaissance masters, including Leonardo da Vinci, is well known. But what was the text's purpose in its own time (c.20s BCE)? In this book, Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols reveals how Vitruvius pitched the Greek discipline of architecture to his elite Roman readers, most of whom were undoubtedly laymen. The inaccuracy of Vitruvius' architectural rules, when compared with surviving ancient buildings, has knocked him off his pedestal. Nichols argues that the author never intended to provide an accurate view of contemporary buildings. Instead, Vitruvius crafted his authorial persona and remarks on architecture to appeal to elites (and would-be elites) eager to secure their positions within an expanding empire. This is the first analysis of 'De architectura' from archaeological and literary perspectives. Vitruvius emerges as a knowing critic of a social landscape in which the house made the man.
Baker Berry PA6970 .N53 2017