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The Classical Tradition

Author : Anthony Grafton
ISBN : 0674035720
Genre : History
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Collects alphabetically arranged essays on how classical tradition has shaped popular culture, government, mathematics, medicine, and drama.
Category: History

The Classical Tradition

Author : Michael Silk
ISBN : 9781405155502
Genre : History
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The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought presents an authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging guide to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of large aspects of Western culture as a whole from a classical perspective. Features a unique combination of chronological range, cultural scope, coherent argument, and unified analysis Written in a lively, engaging, and elegant manner Presents an innovative overview of the afterlife of antiquity Crosses disciplinary boundaries to make new sense of a rich variety of material, rarely brought together Fully illustrated with a mix of color and black & white images
Category: History

The Classical Tradition

Author : Gilbert Highet
ISBN : 9780199377695
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1949, Gilbert Highet's seminal The Classical Tradition is a herculean feat of comparative literature and a landmark publication in the history of classical reception. As Highet states in the opening lines of his Preface, this book outlines "the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America". With that simple statement, Highet takes his reader on a sweeping exploration of the history of western literature. To summarize what he covers is a near-impossible task. Discussions of Ovid and French literature of the Middle Ages and Chaucer's engagement with Virgil and Cicero lead, swiftly, into arguments of Christian versus "pagan" works in the Renaissance, Baroque imitations of Seneca, and the (re)birth of satire. Building momentum through Byron, Tennyson, and the rise of "art of art's sake", Highet, at last, arrives at his conclusion: the birth and establishment of modernism. Though his humanist style may appear out-of-date in today's postmodernist world, there is a value to ensuring this influential work reaches a new generation, and Highet's light touch and persuasive, engaging voice guarantee the book's usefulness for a contemporary audience. Indeed, the book is free of the jargon-filled style of literary criticism that plagues much of current scholarship. Accompanied by a new foreword by renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will enable new readers to appreciate the enormous legacy of classical literature in the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and modern Europe and America.
Category: Literary Criticism

Toni Morrison And The Classical Tradition

Author : Tessa Roynon
ISBN : 9780199698684
Genre : History
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In this volume, Roynon explores Toni Morrison's widespread engagement with ancient Greek and Roman tradition. Discussing all ten of her published novels to date, as well as her extensive non-fiction, she examines the ways in which classical myth, literature, history, social practice, and religious ritual make their presence felt in Morrison's writing. Combining original and detailed close readings with broader theoretical discussions, which contexualize thosereadings within current debates about the politics of race and gender, she argues that Morrison's classical allusiveness is characterized by a strategic ambivalence. Adopting a thematic, rather thannovel-by-novel approach, Roynon demonstrates that Morrison's classicism is fundamental to the transformative critique of American culture that her work effects.
Category: History

The Classical Tradition

Author : GARY DAHL
ISBN : 9781619113350
Genre : Music
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One of the truly great things about the accordion is its extreme versatility. Other instruments envy its ability to transform from an intimate solo performer to themightiest of orchestras contained in one player. The accordion can be as delicate as a single violin, and switch instantly into a full symphonic section of strings, brass and winds. Contained in this collection is a wonderful variety of classical favorites (as well as some original compositions specifically for the accordion) thatshowcase everything the accordion can do. You'll find operatic melodies, tunes you once played at the piano, art songs, and dazzling themes from well-known concertos. The book contains music written over the course of three centuries, from Rossini to Dahl. The Classical Tradition is destined to become a necessary addition to every accordionist's library!
Category: Music

On The Classical Tradition

Author : Matthew Arnold
ISBN : 0472116517
Genre : History
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Arnold's first formulation of doctrines that have influenced the interpretation of literature
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Henry Fielding S Novels And The Classical Tradition

Author : Nancy A. Mace
ISBN : 0874135850
Genre : Fiction
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In this study, author Nancy A. Mace rectifies the lack of scholarly attention given Henry Fielding's use of the classical tradition in his novels, periodical essays, and miscellaneous writings. Although scholars have extensively studied the affinities between Henry Fielding's novels and such modern genres as the romance, travel literature, and criminal biography, they have paid surprisingly little attention to his use of the classical tradition in developing both his narrative theory and practice.
Category: Fiction

The Medieval Gift And The Classical Tradition

Author : Lars Kj'r
ISBN : 9781108424028
Genre : History
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This interdisciplinary study explores how classical ideals of generosity influenced the writing and practice of gift giving in medieval Europe. In assuming that medieval gift giving was shaped by oral 'folk models', historians have traditionally followed in the footsteps of social anthropologists and sociologists such as Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu. This first in-depth investigation into the influence of the classical ideals of generosity and gift giving in medieval Europe reveals to the contrary how historians have underestimated the impact of classical literature and philosophy on medieval culture and ritual. Focusing on the idea of the gift expounded in the classical texts read most widely in the Middle Ages, including Seneca the Younger's De beneficiis and Cicero's De officiis, Lars Kj'r investigates how these ideas were received, adapted and utilised by medieval writers across a range of genres, and how they influenced the practice of generosity.
Category: History

The Classical Tradition

Author : Anthony Grafton
ISBN : 0674072278
Genre : History
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Shows how the classical tradition has shaped human endeavors, from art and government to mathematics and medicine.
Category: History

Robert Graves And The Classical Tradition

Author : A. G. G. Gibson
ISBN : 9780198738053
Genre : English literature
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This collection of essays provides the latest scholarship on Graves' historical fiction (for example in I, Claudius and Count Belisarius) and his use of mythical figures in his poetry, as well as an examination of his controversial retelling of the Greek Myths.
Category: English literature

A Companion To The Classical Tradition

Author : Craig W. Kallendorf
ISBN : 9781444334166
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to the Classical Tradition accommodates the pressing need for an up-to-date introduction and overview of the growing field of reception studies. 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
Category: Literary Criticism

Ancient Greeks

Author : Rosalie F. Baker
ISBN : 9780195099409
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Contains short biographies of famous classical Greeks.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Metaphor Allegory And The Classical Tradition

Author : G. R. Boys-Stones
ISBN : 9780199240050
Genre : Literary Criticism
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According to the theoretical accounts which survive in the rhetorical handbooks of antiquity, allegory is extended metaphor, or an extended series of metaphors. This volume provides a critical discussion of ancient definitions of allegory and metaphor as merely ornamental 'tropes'. They examine metaphor and allegory from a variety of perspectives and compare theory with ancient literary practice.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Classical Tradition

Author : British Museum
ISBN : MINN:31951001379572O
Genre : History
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Eight papers on Greek and Roman art and architecture and notes on recent acquisitions.
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Composition In The Classical Tradition

Author : Frank J. D'Angelo
ISBN : IND:30000076419922
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Composition in the Classical Tradition borrows from late antiquity a series of composition exercises called the progymnasmata to teach the art of persuasion. The exercises apply an understanding of the invention and composition of arguments from ancient rhetoric to a writer's own forms of persuasive communication. This book is structured to provide an effectively graded sequence of exercises, manageable at each step, from the simple to the more difficult and from the concrete to the abstract, within an explicit rhetorical framework. Learn how to compose an essay or a speech by first becoming proficient at its parts Composition in the Classical Tradition features a variety of ancient forms myths, historical episodes, descriptions, fables, proverbs, anecdotes, and speeches for readers to enjoy while learning how to write and speak persuasively. For anyone interested in composition and classical rhetoric.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines