The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 867

View: 308

Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Author: M. C. Howatson

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 615

View: 128

A comprehensive and illuminating guide to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome largely upon the lives and works of the principal authors and places them within societal and political context of the day

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Author: Harvey Paul

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press


Category: History

Page: 500

View: 692

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A Companion to Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 120

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Music In Western Civilization

The Baroque And Classical Eras

Author: Craig Wright

Publisher: Schirmer Books


Category: Music

Page: 816

View: 588

MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION by Wright and Simms places music in the context of the politics and personalities, and the arts and humanities of each period of Western intellectual history. The importance of cultural context is evidenced by chapters entitled "Richard Strauss in Berlin," "Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig," and "Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame." The writing is crystal clear, and student comprehension is increased by means of boldface Key Terms and by concise chapter summaries. The eighty-three brief chapters allow instructors to pick and choose which material they wish to emphasize, and it is available in three formats: comprehensive edition, 2 volumes, and 3 volumes. Moreover, the text is as comprehensive as it is clear. All major composers, styles, and genres are covered. 224 pieces are discussed, with additional commentary and complete musical scores in an accompanying anthology prepared by Professor Timothy Roden. The anthology is available in a two-as well as a three volume set to meet the needs of various course structures. Recordings of all 224 pieces are available on the 13 CDs, and student exercises and analysis questions are found in a companion Student Workbook. In sum, the text of Wright and Simms will revolutionize the teaching of music history because it situates music in its cultural context, yet does so in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

Flavian Poetry and Its Greek Past

Author: Antony Augoustakis

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: History

Page: 453

View: 872

Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past examines the intimate literary affiliation between the Flavian poets (Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus) and their Greek literary predecessors, as well as its meaning within the socio-cultural context of the Flavian age.