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"Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture"

♥ Book Title : Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture
♣ Name Author : Konrad Dominas
∞ Launching : 2016-05-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781443893183
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1443893188
⊕ Number Pages : Total 340 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Spiritus flat ubi vult academicus. It seems evident that the study of antiquity and the study of antiquity’s persistence will continue to be distributed ubique terrarum. This pleasing circumstance was exemplified in January 2014, at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, an institution named after Poland’s influential nineteenth-century epic and lyric poet. As part of an ongoing series of such academic meetings, the university hosted the Seventh International Conference on Fantasy and Wonder. Its topic was Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture. Several of the papers given in Poznań appear in this volume in revised form. They demonstrate the continuing presence of the past, or, to put it slightly differently, the importance of the past in the present and, by extension, for the future."Article| Konrad Dominas| Statement ..."

"Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity"

♥ Book Title : Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity
♣ Name Author : Simon Goldhill
∞ Launching : 2011-07-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1400840074
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781400840076
⊕ Number Pages : Total 360 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "How did the Victorians engage with the ancient world? Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity is a brilliant exploration of how the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and desire, the politics of culture, and the role of religion in society were considered and debated through the Victorian obsession with antiquity. Looking at Victorian art, Goldhill demonstrates how desire and sexuality, particularly anxieties about male desire, were represented and communicated through classical imagery. Probing into operas of the period, Goldhill addresses ideas of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. And through fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels about the Roman Empire--he discusses religion and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity began to lose dominance over the progressive stance of Victorian science and investigation. Rediscovering some great forgotten works and reframing some more familiar ones, the book offers extraordinary insights into how the Victorian sense of antiquity and our sense of the Victorians came into being. With a wide range of examples and stories, Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how interest in the classical past shaped nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a unique place in Victorian culture."Article| Simon Goldhill| Statement ..."

"Shipwreck in Art and Literature"

♥ Book Title : Shipwreck in Art and Literature
♣ Name Author : Carl Thompson
∞ Launching : 2014-05-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781136161537
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1136161538
⊕ Number Pages : Total 270 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics and symbolism of shipwreck, the interdisciplinary essays in this volume provide a history of a major literary and artistic motif as they consider how depictions have varied over time, and across genres and cultures. Simultaneously, they explore the imaginative potential of shipwreck as they consider the many meanings that have historically attached to maritime disaster and suffering at sea. Spanning both popular and high culture, and addressing a range of political, spiritual, aesthetic and environmental concerns, this cross-cultural, comparative study sheds new light on changing attitudes to the sea, especially in the West. In particular, it foregrounds the role played by the maritime in the emergence of Western modernity, and so will appeal not only to those interested in literature and art, but also to scholars in history, geography, international relations, and postcolonial studies."Article| Carl Thompson| Statement ..."

"Greek Literature in Late Antiquity"

♥ Book Title : Greek Literature in Late Antiquity
♣ Name Author : Dr Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
∞ Launching : 2013-06-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781409479420
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1409479420
⊕ Number Pages : Total 228 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Late Antiquity has attracted a significant amount of attention in recent years. As a historical period it has thus far been defined by the transformation of Roman institutions, the emergence of distinct religious cultures (Jewish, Christian, Islamic), and the transmission of ancient knowledge to medieval and early modern Europe. Despite all this, the study of late antique literary culture is still in its infancy, especially for the Greek and other eastern texts examined in this volume. The contributions here presented make new inroads into a rich literature notable above all for its flexibility and unparalleled creativity in combining multiple languages and literary traditions. The authors and texts discussed include Philostratus, Eusebius of Caesarea, Nonnos of Panopolis, the important St Polyeuktos epigram, and numerous others. The volume makes use of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in an attempt to provoke discussion on change (Dynamism), literary education (Didacticism), and reception studies (Classicism). The result is a study which highlights the erudition and literary sophistication characteristic of the period and brings questions of contextualization, linguistic association, and artistic imagination to bear on little-known or undervalued texts, without neglecting important evidence from material culture and social practices. With contributions by both established scholars and young innovators in the field of late antique studies, there is no work of comparable authority or scope currently available. This volume will stimulate further interest in a range of untapped texts from Late Antiquity."Article| Dr Scott Fitzgerald Johnson| Statement ..."

"From Antiquity to Pop Culture"

♥ Book Title : From Antiquity to Pop Culture
♣ Name Author : Katarzyna Jasiewicz (język angielski)
∞ Launching : 2017
◊ Info ISBN Link : 8365575124
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788365575128
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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"Culture and Literature in Latin Late Antiquity"

♥ Book Title : Culture and Literature in Latin Late Antiquity
♣ Name Author : Paola Francesca Moretti
∞ Launching : 2016-09-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 250355735X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9782503557359
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
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"Revelation, Literature, and Community in Late Antiquity"

♥ Book Title : Revelation, Literature, and Community in Late Antiquity
♣ Name Author : Philippa Townsend
∞ Launching : 2011
◊ Info ISBN Link : 3161506448
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9783161506444
⊕ Number Pages : Total 368 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume stems from a conference held at Princeton University, which brought together leading scholars in the study of ancient religions. Claims to divine revelation are not simply a common trope in ancient religious texts: they often determine the structure of these texts and of the communities that produce them. The authors of the studies collected here examine the literary and social functions of revelation in late antiquity from early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism to early Islam, contributing both to our understanding of the phenomenon of revelation as well as to the study of the great transformations, interactions, and tensions typical of this important period. Table of contents: Philippa Townsend and Moulie Vidas: Introduction: Revelation, Literature, Community, and Late Antiquity Annette Yoshiko Reed: Pseudepigraphy and/as Prophecy: Continuity and Transformation in the Formation and Reception of Early Enochic Writings Christine Trevett: Prophets, Economics, and the Rites of Man Pavlos Avlamis: Isis and the People in the Life of Aesop John D. Turner: Revelation as the Path to Ignorance: The Sethian Platonizing Apocalypse Allogenes Gregory Shaw: T he Soul's Innate Gnosis of the Gods: Revelation in Iamblichean Theurgy Daniel L. Schwartz: Keeping Secrets and Making Christians: Catechesis and the Revelation of the Christian Mysteries Eduard Iricinschi: Tam pretiosi codices vestri: Hebrew Scriptures and Persian Books in Augustine's Anti-Manichaean Writings Azzan Yadin-Israel: Rabbi Aqiva: Midrash and the Site of Revelation Martha Himmelfarb: Revelation and Rabbinization in Sefer Zerubbabel and Sefer Eliyyahu Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina: Miscegenation, 'Mixture, ' and 'Mixed Iron': The Hermeneutics, Historiography, and Cultural Poesis of the 'Four Ages' in Zoroastrianism Michael E. Pregill: Ahab, Bar Kokhba, Muhammad, and the Lying Spirit: Prophetic Discourse before and after the Rise of Islam Patricia Crone: Angels versus Humans as Messengers of God: The View of the Qur?a?nic Pagans"Article| Philippa Townsend| Statement ..."

"The Biography of "the Idea of Literature""

♥ Book Title : The Biography of "the Idea of Literature"
♣ Name Author : Adrian Marino
∞ Launching : 1996-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0791428931
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780791428931
⊕ Number Pages : Total 336 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A comprehensive examination of the meaning, history, and evolution of the basic notion of "literature" from antiquity to the seventeenth century."Article| Adrian Marino| Statement ..."

"Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature"

♥ Book Title : Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature
♣ Name Author : William F. Hansen
∞ Launching : 1998
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0253211573
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780253211576
⊕ Number Pages : Total 349 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Hansen has assembled an anthology like no other, which will fascinate students of late antiquity, folklorists, and curiosity-seekers, and will offer new possibilities to teachers of ancient-culture surveys." --Classical World ... lively, entertaining, and unique anthology... This anthology is appropriate not only for graduate and undergraduate students in classics but for anyone interested in the transmission of folklore." --Journal of American Folklore ... higly readable English translations of a wide variety of Greek texts... a solid introduction to the general question of 'popular literature' in the ancient world." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review ... what one hopes for in an anthology... this volume can be used as a textbook yet is of benefit for the scholar, has clear, well-written, and well-formed introductions that avoid eccentricity while noting different viewpoints, and provides a representative selection of mostly complete works." --The Petronian Society Newsletter Readers in ancient Greece didn't curl up with only the weighty tomes of Homer, Plato, and Sophocles--they also enjoyed light entertainment such as novels, short stories, fantasies, jokes, and fortune-telling handbooks. In fact, some of this literature was so successful that it remained in circulation into the Middle Ages. Most of these selections are little known except to scholars, but all will prove an unexpected delight to readers everywhere."Article| William F. Hansen| Statement ..."

"Bring on the Books for Everybody"

♥ Book Title : Bring on the Books for Everybody
♣ Name Author : Jim Collins
∞ Launching : 2010-06-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780822391975
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 082239197X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 287 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Bring on the Books for Everybody is an engaging assessment of the robust popular literary culture that has developed in the United States during the past two decades. Jim Collins describes how a once solitary and print-based experience has become an exuberantly social activity, enjoyed as much on the screen as on the page. Fueled by Oprah’s Book Club, Miramax film adaptations, superstore bookshops, and new technologies such as the Kindle digital reader, literary fiction has been transformed into best-selling, high-concept entertainment. Collins highlights the infrastructural and cultural changes that have given rise to a flourishing reading public at a time when the future of the book has been called into question. Book reading, he claims, has not become obsolete; it has become integrated into popular visual media. Collins explores how digital technologies and the convergence of literary, visual, and consumer cultures have changed what counts as a “literary experience” in phenomena ranging from lush film adaptations such as The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love to the customer communities at Amazon. Central to Collins’s analysis and, he argues, to contemporary literary culture, is the notion that refined taste is now easily acquired; it is just a matter of knowing where to access it and whose advice to trust. Using recent novels, he shows that the redefined literary landscape has affected not just how books are being read, but also what sort of novels are being written for these passionate readers. Collins connects literary bestsellers from The Jane Austen Book Club and Literacy and Longing in L.A. to Saturday and The Line of Beauty, highlighting their depictions of fictional worlds filled with avid readers and their equations of reading with cultivated consumer taste."Article| Jim Collins| Statement ..."

"The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture"

♥ Book Title : The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture
♣ Name Author : Eran Almagor
∞ Launching : 2017-07-31
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789004347724
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9004347720
⊕ Number Pages : Total 440 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture, Eran Almagor and Lisa Maurice offer a collection of chapters dealing with the reception of antiquity in modern popular media, and focusing on a comparison between ancient and modern sets of values."Article| Eran Almagor| Statement ..."

"Texts and Culture in Late Antiquity"

♥ Book Title : Texts and Culture in Late Antiquity
♣ Name Author : J. H. D. Scourfield
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105131788544
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 346 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Late Antiquity has increasingly been viewed as a period of transformation and dynamic change. This volume focuses on the intellectual and literary culture of the time, investigating complex relationships between late-Antique authors and the texts which they had inherited through the classical (pagan) and Christian traditions."Article| J. H. D. Scourfield| Statement ..."