By Stuart Gillespie,Philip Hardie
By Stuart Gillespie,Philip Hardie
By Daniel Wakelin
By J. A. Burrow
By Stefano Valente
The so-called Antiatticista is a Greek Atticistic lexicon an important for realizing the Atticism of the 2d cent. CE. The nameless writer licensed a broader inspiration of Attic language unlike the main rigorous Atticists. For this (polemic) objective, he used a few older assets (in specific Hellenistic ones, resembling Aristophanes of Byzantium) the place he may locate wealthy quotations from classical authors, specifically from comedian poets. on condition that a lot of them aren't any longer extant, this paintings now represents the single resource for them. the 1st severe variation of this lexicon is prefaced by way of a survey of its textual culture, direct and oblique, which issues its courting to the Byzantine lexicon Synagoge. The authorship, the typology, and the resources of the paintings also are investigated. The unedited annotations by way of David Ruhnkenius for his deliberate version of the textual content are appended. entire indexes are supplied on the finish of the book.
By Catherine Ware
By Stavros Frangoulidis
This is the 1st in-depth examine of Apuleius' Metamorphoses to examine different attitudes characters undertake in the direction of magic as a key to interpreting the complicated dynamics of the full paintings. the diversity of responses to magic is unveiled within the narrative because the protagonist Lucius encounters an collection of characters, both in embedded stories or by and large plot. A contextualized strategy illuminates Lucius' fairly luck when put next to different characters within the novel ‒ this effects from his involvement with the magic of a sorcerer's apprentice, instead of that of a true witch, and indications the opportunity of eventual salvation. A cautious research of Lucius' angle in the direction of Isis in publication eleven and his dating with the witch-slave lady Photis past on means that the novel's ultimate e-book will be learn as a moment "Metamorphoses", consciously rewritten from a favorable standpoint. final yet now not least, the booklet additionally breaks new flooring by way of studying the narrative constitution of the Metamorphoses against the heritage of the common plotline present in the proper romance. The comparability indicates how Apuleius either follows and alters this plot, exploiting the style to his personal particular ends, according to his important topic of metamorphosis.
By Margalit Finkelberg
By Charles Segal
Much has been written in regards to the heroic figures of Sophocles' robust dramas. Now Charles Segal focuses our recognition now not on person heroes and heroines, yet at the global that encouraged and influenced their actions--a universe of family members, urban, nature, and the supernatural. He indicates how those old masterpieces provide perception into the abiding query of tragedy: how you can make feel of an international that includes loads it sounds as if meaningless violence and suffering.
In a sequence of engagingly written interconnected essays, Segal stories 5 of Sophocles' seven extant performs: Ajax, Oedipus Tyrannus, Philoctetes, Antigone, and the customarily neglected Trachinian Women. He examines the language and constitution of the performs from numerous interpretive views, drawing either on conventional philological research and on present literary and cultural idea. He can pay specific recognition to the mythic and formality backgrounds of the performs, noting Sophocles' reinterpretation of the traditional myths. His delineation of the heroes and their tragedies encompasses their kin with urban and kin, conflicts among women and men, defiance of social associations, and the interplay of society, nature, and the gods. Segal's research sheds new mild on Sophocles' plays--among the main broadly learn works of classical literature--and on their implications for Greek perspectives at the gods, ethical lifestyles, and sexuality.
By Anna Mühlherr,Heike Sahm,Monika Schausten,Bruno Quast
Dinge sind schon seit einiger Zeit zu einem der wichtigsten kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungsfelder avanciert. Die zwanzig in diesem Band versammelten Aufsätze widmen sich vormodernen Dingkulturen aus archäologischer, ethnologischer, historischer, kunsthistorischer und literaturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Erzähltexten, womit zugleich die Brücke zur historischen Narratologie geschlagen wird. Moderne dingtheoretische Ansätze, insbesondere das Konzept der supplier und das der Mensch-Ding-Vernetzung sowie gabentheoretische Ansätze werden fruchtbar gemacht und reflektiert. Erstaunliche Dinge, signifikante Sachverhalte, dingtheoretisch aufschlussreiche Texte vom Waltharius bis zu Heinrich Wittenwilers Ring werden analysiert und interpretiert. Die untereinander vielfach vernetzten Beiträge widmen sich den folgenden Themen: 1. Objektbiographien, 2. Dinge als Gabe und weitere Formen von Zirkulation, three. Funktionen und four. Bedeutungen von Dingen in literarischen Texten, five. Artifizialität und Ästhetik. So schlüsselt die Publikation Dimensionen des dingtheoretischen Zugangs auf und zeigt gleichzeitig, wie gewinnbringend die unterschiedlichen Fragerichtungen verknüpft werden können.