the greek view of poetry routledge revivals

Download Book The Greek View Of Poetry Routledge Revivals in PDF format. You can Read Online The Greek View Of Poetry Routledge Revivals here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Greek View Of Poetry

Author : E.E. Sikes
ISBN : 9781317244820
Genre : History
File Size : 39. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 473
Read : 415

Get This Book


The Greek View of Poetry details critical theories and the appreciation of poetry by the ancient Greeks. Originally published in 1931, this text deals with a whole range of Greek critics from very early criticism to Longinus and his views on Homer in an attempt to provide a historical view of the importance of poetry to Greek society. This title will be of interest to students of Classics.

The Origins Of Civilization In Greek And Roman Thought Routledge Revivals

Author : Sue Blundell
ISBN : 9781317751106
Genre : History
File Size : 73. 3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 419
Read : 1327

Get This Book


It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought, first published in1986, comprehensively examines this issue. Beginning with creation myths – Mother Earth and Pandora, the anti-progressive ideas of the Golden Age, and the cyclical theories of Orphism – Professor Blundell goes on to explore the origins of scientific speculation among the Pre-Socratics, its development into the teleological science of Aristotle, and the advent of the progressivist views of the Stoics. Attention is also given to the ‘primitivist’ debate, involving ideas about the noble savage and reflections of such speculation in poetry, and finally the relationship between nature and culture in ancient thought is investigated.

Classical Genres And English Poetry Routledge Revivals

Author : William H. Race
ISBN : 9781317620716
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 66. 44 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 381
Read : 755

Get This Book


First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets’ rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from familiar examples like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to less familiar topics such as the recusatio (refusal to write certain kinds of poems), or formal structures such as priamel. By combining criticism with literary history, the author explores the degree to which certain poets were consciously imitating models, and demonstrates how various generic forms reflect the literary concerns of individual poets as well as the general concerns of their age. The poets discussed range over the whole of Graeco-Roman antiquity, and in English from Wyatt to Yeats and Auden. A detailed and fascinating title, this study will appeal to teachers and students of both English and Classical literature.

A Handbook Of Greek Literature Routledge Revivals

Author : H. J. Rose
ISBN : 9781317828747
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 49. 43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 691
Read : 500

Get This Book


First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science, and the Empire.

Interpretations Of Greek Mythology Routledge Revivals

Author : Jan N. Bremmer
ISBN : 9781317800248
Genre : History
File Size : 90. 93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 669
Read : 1006

Get This Book


Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ‘Paris school’ of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek myths, all of which eschew a monolithic or exclusively structuralist hermeneutic method. Specifically, the notion that mythology can simply be read as a primitive mode of narrative history is rejected, with emphasis instead being placed on the relationships between mythology and history, ritual and political genealogy. The essays concentrate on some of the best known characters and themes – Oedipus, Orpheus, Narcissus – reflecting the complexity and fascination of the Greek imagination. The volume will long remain an indispensable tool for the study of Greek mythology, and it is of great interest to anyone interested in the development of Greek culture and civilisation and the nature of myth.

Genre Routledge Revivals

Author : Heather Dubrow
ISBN : 9781317671930
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 29. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 966
Read : 644

Get This Book


This study, first published in 1982, explores and demonstrates the ways in which an awareness of literary genre can illuminate works as diverse as Milton’s ‘Lycidas’ and Berryman’s Sonnets. The first book to offer a historical survey of genre theory, it traces the history from the Greek rhetoricians to such contemporary figures as Frye and Todorov. Particular emphasis is placed on the ways in which comments on genre reflect underlying aesthetic attitudes.

The Structure Of Modernist Poetry Routledge Revivals

Author : Theo Hermans
ISBN : 9781317637875
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 80. 40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 147
Read : 1239

Get This Book


First published in 1982, this book provides a descriptive and comparative study of some of the fundamental structural aspects of modernist poetic writing in English, French and German in the first decades of the twentieth century. The work concerns itself primarily with basic structural elements and techniques and the assumptions that underlie and determine the modernist mode of poetic writing. Particular attention is paid to the theories developed by authors and to the essential ‘principles of construction’ that shape the structure of their poetry. Considering the work of a number of modernist poets, Theo Hermans argues that the various widely divergent forms and manifestations of modernistic poetry writing can only be properly understood as part of one general trend.

A New Companion To Greek Tragedy Routledge Revivals

Author : Andrew Brown
ISBN : 9781317808190
Genre : History
File Size : 63. 51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 837
Read : 1154

Get This Book


That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological figures. A New Companion to Greek Tragedy provides a useful reference tool for the ‘Greekless’ reader: arranged on a strictly encyclopaedic pattern, with headings for all proper names occurring in the twelve most frequently read tragedies, it contains brief but adequately detailed essays on moral, religious and philosophical terms, as well as mythical genealogies where important. There are in addition entries on Greek theatre, technical terms and on other writers from Aristotle to Freud, whilst the essay by P. E. Easterling traces some connections between the ideas found in the tragedians and earlier Greek thought.

The Harvest Of Tragedy Routledge Revivals

Author : Thomas Rice Henn
ISBN : 9781136472206
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 68. 12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 625
Read : 1253

Get This Book


Upon initial publication in 1956, this book was an attempt to re-state certain problems concerning the aesthetics and ethics of the tragic form; to examine these in relation to contemporary work in psychology and anthropology; to enquire into the significance of ‘the fact or experience called tragedy’ in the modern world; and to suggest a synthesis in terms of the Christian tradition. This is a reissue of the corrected second edition of the work, first published in 1966.

Horace Routledge Revivals

Author : C.D.N. Costa
ISBN : 9781317801986
Genre : History
File Size : 82. 31 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 867
Read : 1231

Get This Book


Two thousand years after his death Horace is still recognised as a unique poet, having exerted marked influence on later European literature. This collection, first published in 1973, explores the different aspects of Horace’s poetic achievement in his main works: the Odes, Epistles ̧ Satires and Ars Poetica. The essays, written by internationally-known scholars, include a discussion of the three worlds of the Satires, and a study of Horace’s poetic craft in the Odes – his greatest technical accomplishment. The final chapter is devoted entirely to Horace’s reputation in England up to the seventeenth century as ‘The Best of Lyrick Poets’, and concentrates on the many English translations which he inspired. The expert criticism is illustrated throughout by English translations from the original Latin texts. Horace will appeal to students and scholars of Latin poetry alike, as well as to those interested in the reception of classical literature throughout European history.

Top Download:

Best Books