When a mix-up leads them to believe that their dreams have come true, they hatch a plan to save their hides, which leads to the eventual kidnapping of their boss while they make a few changes around the office. Jack is sent off to the Old Priests Home because of 'hairy hands syndrome'. However, his replacement is a bigger problem. The priests find themselves in trouble on the flight back from a pilgrimage when the plane runs out of fuel, and there are only two parachutes.
Dr Sloan investigates a controversial attorney who confesses to murder as he nears his death, but recants soon after he recovers. Henry gets his discharge on points, and while his friends are saying goodbye, Frank concerns himself with taking command. Hogan plans to steal the picture that the Gestapo is blackmailing Klink with.
Stan hurts his back trying to lift Doreen to guess her weight. Old Mr Grace thinks that Mr Humphries may be his long-lost son. So Mr Humphries' mother is called in to settle the matter. Jean undertakes some strategic snooping to discover what the new neighbours are like. How is it they show up at the pub with black eyes after fighting with one another? Mrs Warboys tells the story of how Margaret went missing following a series of haunting dreams. Matlock comes to the defence of popular game show host Dennis Blake, who's accused of the murder of his successful yet despised mega-millionaire producer.
Jesse's new part-time job as trainer of the pro basketball Mustangs turns deadly when he's accused of murdering a star player. At the Colonel's order, Rene disguises himself and his Resistance friends as a string quartet to play at the Officer's dance. An ex-colonel takes over Slim's ranch in order to exact his revenge against General Sherman.
Ben becomes a target for revenge when he witnesses the shooting of a friend's son. Captain Mainwaring decides that it is time that Jones had a touch of command and establishes him in an outpost situated at Walmington Lighthouse. But when McHale finds out that he will be going alone he and his crew cook up a plan to get him off the hook. Just after he becomes convinced that a local television contest is fixed, Herman learns that he has won first prize, a free membership to an exclusive country club for himself and his family.
When they hear the news, the Munster family grows enthusiastic about the new membership and can't wait to join the fashionable group for golf games, fashion shows and all the other activities that go with their membership. The Clampetts take their first airplane ride, returning to their mountain cabin for a surprise Christmas visit with Cousin Pearl.
Lucy becomes a typical miserly landlady when Vivian asks for a new mattress for her bed. But Lucy has a change of heart, and while Vivian and Sherman are away for the weekend, Lucy makes plans to surprise her with a new mattress, clean curtains, waxed floor, etc. When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose become pals to two motherless girls. Mel Brooks' Oscar-nominated horror spoof about Frankenstein's rebellious grandson, with all the usual Brooks suspects in this side-splitting tribute to monsters and their makers.
An eccentric chemistry professor discovers an elixir which turns him into a pop idol. S3, EP1. Ted is mistakenly tarred as a racist by the newly arrived Asian community on Craggy Island. There's a lot at stake when Ted places a large amount of the Parochial House heating budget on Chris, the burping sheep, in the King of Sheep competition.
While disturbed that Steve, is falling in love with a woman who is a dead ringer for his murdered former girlfriend, Mark begins watching his neighbours and becomes convinced that one of them is a murderer. Rosita Morales poses as heiress Isabella Marie Inez de la Cuesta to try to get her hands on a land grant which includes part of the Ponderosa. Defending a compulsive gambler accused of killing his bookie, Matlock uncovers an unsolved year-old art theft and murder, as well as a blackmail scheme that followed the crime.
Dr Sloan's free tickets to a friend's magic show become an invitation to murder when the magician mysteriously dies on stage in the middle of his escape act. Dorothy feels sympathy for Stan when he tells her he's going to have open heart surgery. However, that sympathy fades when she learns of his many infidelities while they were married. The Chief suspects a Guru is up to no good, and sends Max and 99 to investigate. When Max's old buddy Sid stumbles on a Kaos black book containing names of Kaos agents, he assumes it's Max's date book and begins arranging some double dates.
Fonzie hires a convict, via a work-release program, to be a mechanic at his garage. Joanie and Chachi agree to work towards a common goal with their squabbling band members after Fonzie gets them a chance at a record contract; but what will they do when the record company agent tells them that the contract is only for the two of them and not the rest of the band?
Radar vanishes a lamb meant for a Greek festival and Frank is cheated out of an opportunity to persecute a young soldier. With bombs falling on the th, the work continues and Frank is driven by jealousy of Trapper into proposing to Hot Lips. When the vicar in Miss Marple's village declares in exasperation that anyone who murdered Colonel Prothero would be doing the world a service, he doesn't realise his words will come back to haunt him. Arkwright thinks he's done great business when he offloads some genuine Yorkshire clothes horses on his competition, a rival Asian shopkeeper. In an attempt to make Nurse Gladys Emmanuel jealous, Arkwright advertises for a live-in housekeeper.
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Audrey mobilises the village to fight the closure of the railway station. Her trump card is Richard's traditional right as Lord of the Manor, but he has other plans for the station that he's not shared with her. Cars S3, EP3. With the Rolls Royce in the garage and no means to cover the cost of repairs, Audrey is delighted when Mrs Proctor asks her to run the riding stables while she is away on holidays.
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. A gritty depiction of the ever deepening alienation of a Vietnam veteran as he becomes a psychotic cab driver who obsessively cruises the mean streets of Manhattan. A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face-to-face with the enigmatic beauty. Playing detective has a dark side when an avenging milkman plants a bomb in the milk crate that Dougal is delivering.
The three priests and Mrs Doyle all have unexpected adventures on what might have been a routine trip to the mainland. After breaking his leg, Mark is spending time at his house and begins 'spying' on his neighbour and thinks he may have spotted something suspicious. Sheepherder Jeb Drummond is passing through the Ponderosa, when he decides to stay where he is. Ben Matlock has a hunch his client, Dr Lowell Carr, could be guilty of murdering his partner and framing a patient for the crime.
A romance in bloom is nipped in the bud when Steve's new girlfriend, a dance instructor, is charged with murder. Dorothy, Blanche and Rose each vie for the attention of an actor in the local community theatre who, on the sly, begins romancing each of them. Max's old buddy Sid stumbles on a Kaos black book containing names of Kaos agents. Max is wrongfully accused of killing a guard in a bank robbery. Fonzie and Ashley remember the night of their momentous first date together when the Cunninghams throw them a surprise six-month anniversary party.
It's Heather's birthday, but Fonzie has to report for the Army reserves. He promises Heather that he will be at her party, but he didn't count on Officer Kirk being the commanding officer. The bulletin board and the PA announcements cue the camp's activities - a lecture, a Shirley Temple movie and a picnic cookout. Dr Borelli visits the th to demonstrate his artery transplant technique.
But being so close to the front causes Borelli's drinking problem to interfere at the worst time - when a patient needs the transplant. A Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organise the rescue of their leader from a brutal army prison. Two lawmen, the last of the original "seven", are joined by five paroled convicts to save a town from a bandit gang. When Louisa Oxley, visits Miss Marple on the run one stormy night, our amateur sleuth knows she must help both Louisa and her young son, Archie - finding them refuge at the nearby Greenshaw's Folly. To impress Stephanie, a young lady from the local boutique, Granville claims he is an "executive" and that Arkwright is his "faithful old assistant".
Bees S3, EP4. A rare tropical bird nesting on the estate causes a flurry of interest among local naturalists. Audrey in unimpressed - it's a bee-eater, and she has just gone into honey production. Richard is anxious to sign a contract with the owner of a cosmetic company. To ward off her amorous advances, he pretends to be married to Audrey, who takes the opportunity to make some changes to the estate. London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate the events surrounding the supposedly accidental death of his brother. Its centre was the city formerly known as Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in CE, the present-day Istanbul.
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Under its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive bureaucracy Byzantium developed a distinctive society: Greek in language, Roman in legal system, and Christian in religion. Byzantium's impact in the European Middle Ages is hard to over-estimate, as a bulwark against invaders, as a meeting-point for trade from Asia and the Mediterranean, as a guardian of the classical literary and artistic heritage, and as a creator of its own magnificent artistic style.
This volume highlights both the accomplishments of the ancient societies and the remaining research problems, and stimulates further progress in the history of ancient technology. The subject matter of the book is the technological framework of the Greek and Roman cultures from ca. Each chapter discusses a technology or family of technologies from an analytical rather than descriptive point of view, providing a critical summation of our present knowledge of the Greek and Roman accomplishments in the technology concerned and the evolution of their technical capabilities over the chronological period.
Each presentation reviews the issues and recent contributions, and defines the capacities and accomplishments of the technology in the context of the society that used it, the available "technological shelf," and the resources consumed. These studies introduce and synthesize the results of excavation or specialized studies. The chapters are organized in sections progressing from sources written and representational to primary e. The unrivalled breadth and depth of this volume make it the definitive reference work for students and academics across the spectrum of classical studies.
It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study.
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The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today. O : The study of Roman sculpture has been an essential part of the disciplines of Art History and Classics since the eighteenth century.
Again and again, scholars have returned to sculpture to answer questions about Roman art, society, and history. Indeed, the field of Roman sculptural studies encompasses not only the full chronological range of the Roman world but also its expansive geography, and a variety of artistic media, formats, sizes, and functions. Exciting new theories, methods, and approaches have transformed the specialized literature on the subject in recent decades Rather than creating another chronological catalogue of representative examples from various periods, genres, and settings, The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture synthesizes current best practices for studying this central medium of Roman art, situating it within the larger fields of Art History, Classical Archaeology, and Roman Studies.
This comprehensive volume fills the gap between introductory textbooks and highly focused professional literature. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture conveniently presents new technical, scientific, literary, and theoretical approaches to the study of Roman sculpture in one reference volume while simultaneously complementing textbooks and other publications that present well-known works in the corpus.
The contributors to this volume address metropolitan and provincial material from the early republican period through late antiquity in an engaging and fresh style. Authoritative, innovative, and up-to-date, The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture will remain an invaluable resource for years to come. The emphasis is particularly upon the new and exciting links between the various sub-disciplines that make up Roman Studies — for example, between literature and epigraphy, art and philosophy, papyrology and economic history. Connections with disciplines outside classics are also explored, including anthropology, psychoanalysis, gender and reception studies, and the use of new media.
Main Library HN R7 O94 : Synthesizes what has been accomplished in this field and attempts to configure the examination of Roman social relations in some new ways, thereby indicating directions in which the discipline might now proceed. The book opens with a substantial general introduction that portrays the current state of the field, indicates some avenues for further study, and provides the background necessary for the following articles.
It lays out what is known about the historical development of Roman society and the essential structures of that community. A second introductory article explains the chronological parameters of the handbook. The main body of the book is divided into the following six sections: mechanisms of socialization primary education, rhetorical education, family, law ; mechanisms of communication and interaction, communal contexts for social interaction ; modes of interpersonal relations friendship, patronage, hospitality, dining, funerals, benefactions, honor ; societies Within the Roman community collegia, cults, Judaism, Christianity, the army ; and marginalized persons slaves, women, children, prostitutes, actors and gladiators, bandits.
Balot, Sara Forsdyke and Edith Foster. T6 O84 : Contains essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features papers on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to Thucydides' ideas. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholarsand less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view.
Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides includes a thorough introduction, which introduces every paper, as well as two maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further and more specific study. It therefore offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.
Battles were resolved by violent face-to-face encounters: war was a very personal experience. At the same time, warfare and its conduct often had significant and wide-reaching economic, social, or political consequences. The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World offers a critical examination of war and organized violence.
The volume's introduction begins with the ancient sources for the writing of war, preceded by broad surveys of warfare in ancient Greece and Rome. Also included herein are chapters analyzing new finds in battlefield archaeology and how the environment affected the ancient practice of war. A second section is comprised of broad narratives of classical societies at war, covering the expanse from classical Greece through to the later Roman Empire. Part III contains thematic discussions that examine closely the nature of battle: what soldiers experienced as they fought; the challenges of conducting war at sea; how the wounded were treated.
A final section offers six exemplary case studies, including analyses of the Peloponnesian War, the Second Punic War, and Rome's war with Sasanid Persia. The handbook closes with an epilogue that explores the legacy of classical warfare. Authored by experts in classics, ancient history, and archaeology, this handbook presents a vibrant map of the field of classical warfare studies.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. Written by curators and academics at museums and institutions in Egypt, Europe, and North America, the chapters present definitions and context in framing the current state of the question for each topic, with the time frame deliberately extended into the Greco-Roman period. Each chapter concludes with a list of further reading, and both volumes conclude with a bibliography.
Major topics include economy, technology, religion in society, social structure and daily life, military institutions and warfare, and settlements, with multiple chapters on each for successive time periods. History, literature, and art are arranged into chronological chapters.
Four chapters on reception conclude the volume, describing the reception of Egypt in classical antiquity, Europe, Islamic Egypt, and in the museum. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives.
This trend has become immensely influential, as it helps us to disclose the tacit assumptions underlying the exercise of political power. But, as a result, the understanding of government itself has fallen behind. It constitutes an all-new standard reference work, with an overall focus on institutions and state action, while also addressing, through individual contributions, recent scholarship on ancient Greek political culture. The book covers the wide range of governmental action in Greek antiquity. It explores the multiple manifestations of state action throughout the Greek world.
It considers a broad selection of city-states, and governmental realms beyond the polis. Chichester, U. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, The lead article discusses the dramatic changes in scholarly emphasis of the last 30 years that have brought ancient Macedonia to the fore, in particular increased attention to the role played by Alexander the Great's father. Ten maps and a set of 28 plates support this well-organized collection of 27 contributed chapters. Like others in the publisher's Companions to the Ancient World series, this volume is intended primarily as an engaging resource for students new to the subject and scholars in related fields, and yet these "companions" are also useful for scholars within the fields under consideration who seek well-rounded, up-to-date references.
Articles are specially commissioned to cover political, military, social, economic and cultural history, as well as material culture. C66 Online : Listed under Ancient Philosophy tab. Raaflaub and Hans van Wees. A Companion to Archaic Greece brings together the strands of these developments in a comprehensive survey of one of the most influential periods in Greek history The archaic age, c.
No less fascinating are the lesser-known institutions and ideas which were characteristically archaic and did not survive into the classical period In 31 chapters, this Companion systematically covers the literary and archaeological evidence for all regions of the Greek world and all aspects of archaic Greek society and culture, including their Mediterranean context and the impact of non-Greek cultures on their development.
It will be a welcome introduction for undergraduate students and an invaluable reference tool for the professional historian. C59 also available online : Listed under Ancient Philosophy tab. Provides an accessible overview of eleven centuries of Byzantine society Introduces the most recent scholarship that is transforming the field of Byzantine studies Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural history, as well as its material culture Explores traditional topics and themes through fresh perspectives.
Besides replacing classical epics with personal themes, his poetry includes explicit sexual references. Still, the Roman poet influenced Horace and Virgil. In 27 new and reprinted essays, international scholars present original readings of his major poems in socio-historical context. They also treat his influences notably Sappho , teaching Catullus at the high school and college levels, and translation issues. Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell, C66 Online : Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies.
Chichester, West Sussex, U. Social history has only recently extended its scope to include women, children, slaves, and foreigners, giving birth to a new definition of "the family" that recognizes the great diversity of family forms in classical antiquity. A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad and interdisciplinary overview of thefield, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families.
But modern deconstructionism doubts the very possibility of objective judgment. This work presents the deconstructionist case very well. In 57 essays, all notable for impressive scholarship and concision, a distinguished team of contributors from the US, Britain, and Europe trace social class, educational institutions, political ideologies, and literary aims as decisive influences on classical historiography, first in a series of historical surveys, and then in analyses of individual authors and subgenres.
The work concludes with two indexes passages and subjects and a page bibliography, a splendid guide to the scholarship of the last 60 years. This is a major work on a major genre of classical literature, with no rival in English or any other language , and it belongs in every collection serving students of Greek and Roman history and literature. Professors to freshmen will find this an indispensable guide to the subject. Sturdy binding, elegant typography, and quality paper justify the price and ensure that the work will serve long and well in every library.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, c Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity. Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normative and historical focus. Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historical context and contemporary debate. Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range of philosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights, religion, and cosmopolitanism. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically.
Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations. Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion. Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation.
Features contributions from more than 40 top international scholars.. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world. Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic. Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present.
Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts. Includes coverage of Greek myth? C66 also available online : Covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts. Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places. Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium.
Covers wider-ranging topics such as rhetoric's relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion. Incorporates new material giving us fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric. Discusses the idea of rhetoric and examines the status of rhetoric studies, present and future. All quotations from ancient sources are translated into English. A Companion to Greek Tragedy.
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The 31 essays are organized into sections on contexts, elements, approaches and reception. The first section surveys the genre's historical, religious, political and artistic background, while the second examines its structural components. Each paper in the segment on approaches exemplifies a particular line of inquiry.
The final section traces the interpretative tradition from ancient to modern times. Throughout the volume, all ancient Greek is transliterated and translated. Technical terms are explained as they appear. As a result of the generous patronage of Maecenas, wealthy friend and confidant to the Emperor Augustus, Horace produced a genre-spanning body of Latin literature that ranged from iambus and satire to odes and literary epistle.
Reflecting continual and ongoing reassessments of this timeless Roman poet, A Companion to Horace features a thought-provoking collection of newly-commissioned interpretive essays by leading scholars in the field of Latin literature. Other essays challenge conventional views of the poet's works and influences to expose readers to the most up-to-date perspectives. English translations are provided by the authors for Latin and Greek passages cited in the text, and there are helpful suggestions for further reading about the issues covered in each essay While casting fresh new light on the interpretation and reception of Horace, A Companion to Horace represents an invaluable contribution to the enduring legacy of one of the greatest poets of the Augustan Age of Latin literature.
After ancient Rome was plunged into civil war, Caesar emerged to become the undisputed master of the Roman world. Indeed, his subsequent assassination in 44 BC marked one of the great turning points in world history as Rome made its epochal transition from republic to empire A Companion to Julius Caesar examines the great man — and great polarizing figure — from a variety of illuminating perspectives: military genius, ruthless tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters, and more.
Essays by leading scholars in classics, ancient history and art, modern history, and European literature approach Caesar from many viewpoints, including that of his contemporaries, and explore how Caesar has been portrayed by artists, writers, and poets from antiquity to the present day. Lively, engaging, and comprehensive in scope, this Companion is one of the richest and most vivid portraits of Julius Caesar available today — a triumphant addition to classical scholarship. Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specialization.
Illuminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and style. Presents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poems.
Includes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary influences and his reception in English literature. Provides a chronology of key literary and historical events during Ovid's lifetime. C64 Online : Listed under Ancient Philosophy tab. Ulrich and Caroline K. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.
Features: 1 Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period 2 Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life 3 Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD 4 Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island. The collection presents new archaeological data relating to the sites of Roman Italy 1 The collection presents new archaeological data relating to the sites of Roman Italy 2 Contributions discuss new theories of how to understand cultural change in the Italian peninsula 3 Combines detailed case-studies of particular sites with wider-ranging thematic chapters 4 Leading contributors not only make accessible the most recent work on Roman Italy, but also offer fresh insight on long standing debates.
Malden, Mass. The genre is explored through 33 original essays thatoffer new and innovative approaches to specific elegists and the discipline as a whole. C66 also available online : A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion.
Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods. Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD. Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts. Malden, MA : Blackwell, Features: 1 Explores major figures Cicero and Quintilian in-depth. C58 Online : Listed under Ancient Philosophy tab.
Initial essays introduce Sophocles' extant tragedies, as well as fragments of his lost plays including the Ichneutae. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire. Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties.
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Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin. Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing, and a detailed index to increase accessibility and assist researchers. C66 Online : Brings much needed clarity and accessibility to the notoriously difficult language and yet indispensable historical accounts of Tacitus. The companion provides both a broad introduction and showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author.
The first comprehensive collection of essays on Terence in English, by leading scholars in the field. Covers a range of topics, including both traditional and modern concerns of gender, race, and reception. Features a wide-ranging but interconnected series of essays that offer new perspectives in interpreting Terence. Includes an introduction discussing the life of Terence, its impact on subsequent studies of the poet, and the question of his ethnicity.
The story begins with the earliest source for Greek, Mycenaean Linear B, a borrowed alphabet. The creation of a Greek alphabet and the evidence for its earliest use completes the first section. Part two covers the structure of the language: phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, speech and text. The importance of Greek in the formulation of Proto-Indo-European is mentioned in several contexts, including being the subject of the first paper in part three, dealing with the spread of the language and the ways in which it was modified by contact with other languages.
Part four discusses specialized forms of Greek, such as that spoken by women, peasants, oracles and others not belonging to the literary elite. Contrariwise, the ultra-elite language of science and medicine is also included. Greek literature is treated next, both poetry and prose. The influence of Homer is noted by many authors.
The ancient Greek interest in codifying the language is the subject of part six and the final section looks at the changes in the language up to the present. One doesn't have to be a student of Greek to enjoy this informative compendium. C56 Also available online : Offers students and general readers a comprehensive overview of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the conquests of Alexander the Great.
Cueva and Shannon N. Topics covered range from the political and institutional structures of Greek society, to literature, art, economics, society, warfare, geography and the environment. Discusses the problems of interpreting the various sources for the period. Guides the reader towards a broadly-based understanding of the history of the Classical Age. 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. Editor Erskine National Univ. The 29 essays are divided into seven sections. After an introduction on the sources of Hellenistic history, the authors deal with Hellenistic political and military history, major kingdoms, institutional and historiographic change and continuity, Greeks and non-Greeks, society and economy, Hellenistic religion, and arts and sciences.
The essays are good and accessible. Indeed, the only problem is what is missing: similar surveys of recent scholarship on the principal peoples encountered by the Greeks and Macedonians, such as the Egyptians and Babylonians. As the first volume to appear in the "Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World" series, this fine work augurs well for its success. Brings together contributions from internationally renowned classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists Offers, in a single volume, a detailed account of different literary registers of the Latin language.
Explores the social and political contexts of Latin. Includes new accounts of the Latin language in light of modern linguistic theory. Supplemented with illustrations covering the development of the Latin alphabet. C66 Online : Under the editorial leadership of Dexter Hoyos, 27 contributions from a truly international roster of academics cover " It does not impose artificially strict bounds on each chapter's topics either, for one strength of a broad spectrum of scholarly contributors is that differing interpretations of the same or a similar issue will be presented, appropriate to the healthy diversity of views in current historiography This volume will be enthusiastically received by a wide audience of students and scholars of ancient history.
An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire. Examines the army as a military machine — its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry. Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly. Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area.
P68 Also available online : Provides readers with a guide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Roman studies, taking account of the most recent discoveries. Following chapters that discuss the raw material of the historiography of Rome the historical scholarship from the early 20th century to the present, literary and epigraphic evidence, the archaeology of the Roman city, and the physical geography and environment of Italy , the chronological framework is presented in chapters that narrate military and political developments from the origins of Rome to the death of Julius Caesar.
Beginning with the tenth chapter and continuing to the 25th, the material turns broadly thematic, with sections addressing civic structures of church, law, constitution, and military; social issues of demography, social structure, and gender; issues of political culture, including aristocratic values, popular power, patronage, rhetoric and public life; and questions of Roman identity, including history and collective memory, art and architecture, literature, and the relationships between the Roman and the Other.
The final four chapters introduce areas of continuing historical controversy such as imperial expansion under the Republic, agrarian change and the economy, the relationship between Rome and Italy, and the transformation from Republic to Empire. C56 also available online : An essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. The Companion is based on the premise that the genre of tragedy is inseparable from history, insofar as it was born in the Greek city-state, and its life has been intertwined with the fate of dynasties, revolutions, and crises of social change.
At the same time, this historical approach is complemented by consideration of philosophical and religious readings of tragedy Featuring essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, the Companion is therefore structured into two parts: the first set of essays on 'tragic thought' considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy, and history; while the second set on 'tragedy in history' traces the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity.
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