Download or read book The Fall of Troy in Early Greek Poetry and Art written by Michael John Anderson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greek myth-makers crafted the downfall of Troy and its rulers into an archetypal illustration of ruthless conquest, deceit, crime and punishment, and the variability of human fortunes. This book examines the major episodes in the archetypal myth--the murder of Priam, the rape of Kassandra, the reunion of Helen and Menelaos, and the escape of Alnelas--as witnessed in Archaic Greek epic, fifth-century Athenian drama, and Athenian black- and red-figure vase painting. It focuses in particular on the narrative artistry with which poets and painters balanced these episodes with one another and interwtined them with other chapters in the story of Troy.
Download or read book The Fall of Troy written by Smyrnaeus Quintus and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2022-09-28 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original.
Download or read book The Fall of Troy written by Smyrnaeus active 4th century Quintus and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-28 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fall of Troy is an epic poem in Greek hexameter verse by Quintus of Smyrna. It depicts the events of the Trojan War, between the death of Hector and the fall of Ilium, thus serving as a continuation to Homer's Iliad.
Download or read book Andromache; or, The fall of Troy, a tragedy written by Thomas Paine (playwright.) and published by . This book was released on 1820 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Thomas PAINE (Dramatist.)|
|Release Date||: 1820|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (22 download)|
Download or read book Andromache; or, the Fall of Troy. A tragedy [in five acts and in verse]. written by Thomas PAINE (Dramatist.) and published by . This book was released on 1820 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: William Morris|
|Release Date||: 1915|
|Pages||: 476 pages|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (41 download)|
Download or read book The Collected Works of William Morris: Scenes from the fall of Troy and other poems and fragments written by William Morris and published by . This book was released on 1915 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Hippos of Troy written by Francesco Tiboni and published by Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses perhaps the most famous episode in Classical mythology: the Wooden Horse of Troy. Through analysis of words, images and wrecks, the author proposes a new interpretation of what Homer actually intended when he spoke of the 'hippos' used by the Greeks to conquer Troy: a particular ship type, used to pay tribute to Levantine kings.
Download or read book Fantasies of Troy written by Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and published by Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. This book was released on 2004 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For medieval and early modern Europeans, contemporary culture was often refracted through the legend of Troy, arguably the most important set of stories outside the Bible for centuries of western European history. These stories were transmitted in dozens of competing versions, and contemporary local events were habitually understood in the context of a pagan legend whose origins were remote and whose mandate was ambiguous. The fifteen essays in this volume offer compelling new treatments of these now-evaporated fantasies of Troy, which were central to the European social imaginary. The essays consider texts and performances of Troy across a wide generic range, from learned court poetry to burlesque, from treatises on linguistic history to public spectacles.
Download or read book Screening Love and War in Troy: Fall of a City written by Antony Augoustakis and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first volume of essays published on the television series Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One and Netflix, 2018). Covering a wide range of engaging topics, such as gender, race and politics, international scholars in the fields of classics, history and film studies discuss how the story of Troy has been recreated on screen to suit the expectations of modern audiences. The series is commended for the thought-provoking way it handles important issues arising from the Trojan War narrative that continue to impact our society today. With discussions centered on epic narrative, cast and character, as well as tragic resonances, the contributors tackle gender roles by exploring the innovative ways in which mythological female figures such as Helen, Aphrodite and the Amazons are depicted in the series. An examination is also made into the concept of the hero and how the series challenges conventional representations of masculinity. We encounter a significant investigation of race focusing on the controversial casting of Achilles, Patroclus, Zeus and other series characters with Black actors. Several essays deal with the moral and ethical complexities surrounding warfare, power and politics. The significance of costume and production design are also explored throughout the volume.
Download or read book Helen of Troy written by Bettany Hughes and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-01-25 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject; for nearly three thousand years she has been both the embodiment of absolute female beauty and a reminder of the terrible power that beauty can wield. Because of her double marriage to the Greek King Menelaus and the Trojan Prince Paris, Helen was held responsible for both the Trojan War and enduring enmity between East and West. For millennia she has been viewed as an exquisite agent of extermination. But who was she? Helen exists in many guises: a matriarch from the Age of Heroes who ruled over one of the most fertile areas of the Mycenaean world; Helen of Sparta, the focus of a cult which conflated Helen the heroine with a pre-Greek fertility goddess; the home-wrecker of the Iliad; the bitch-whore of Greek tragedy; the pin-up of Romantic artists. Focusing on the 'real' Helen - a flesh-and-blood aristocrat from the Greek Bronze Age - acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes reconstructs the context of life for this elusive pre-historic princess and places her alongside the heroes and heroines of myth and history. Through the eyes of a young Mycenaean woman, Hughes examines the physical, historical and cultural traces that Helen has left on locations in Greece, North Africa and Asia Minor. Vivid and compelling, this remarkable book brilliantly unpacks the facts and myths surrounding one of the most enigmatic and notorious figures of all time.
|Author||: Manuel Baumbach|
|Release Date||: 2015-03-20|
|Pages||: 666 pages|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (42 download)|
Download or read book Brill’s Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its Reception written by Manuel Baumbach and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-03-20 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a critical re-examination of some important (and some lesser known) texts which are commonly labelled 'epyllia' in classical scholarship. It traces the history of the generic term 'epyllion' and sketches the literary and scholarly reception of these texts.
|Author||: David Grant|
|Publisher||: Troubador Publishing Ltd|
|Release Date||: 2017-01-28|
|Pages||: 896 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (858 download)|
Download or read book In Search Of The Lost Testament of Alexander the Great written by David Grant and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2017-01-28 with total page 896 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique ‘backstory’ of Alexander and his successors: the biased historians, deceits, wars, generals, and the tale of the literature that preserved them. ‘Babylon, mid-June 323 BCE, the gateway of the gods; prostrated in the Summer Palace of Nebuchadrezzar II on the east bank of the Euphrates, wracked by fever and having barely survived another night, King Alexander III, the rule of Macedonia for 12 years and 7 months, had his senior officers congregate at his bedside. Abandoned by Fortune and the healing god Asclepius, he finally acknowledged he was dying. Some 2,340 years on, five barely intact accounts survive to tell a hardly coherent story. At times in close accord, though more often contradictory, they conclude with a melee of death-scene rehashes, all of them suspicious: the first portrayed Alexander dying silent and intestate; he was Homeric and vocal in the second; the third detailed his Last Will and Testament though it is attached to the stuff of romance. Which account do we trust?’ In Search Of The Lost Testament Of Alexander The Great is the result of a ‘decade of contemplations on Alexander’ presented as a rich thematic narrative Grant describes as the ‘backstory behind the history’ of the great Macedonian and his generals. Taking an uncompromising investigative perspective, Grant delves into the challenges faced by Alexander’s unique tale: the forgeries and biased historians, the influences of rhetoric, romance, philosophy and religion on what was written and how. Alexander’s own mercurial personality is vividly dissected and the careers and the wars of his successors are presented with a unique eye. But the book never loses sight of central aim: to unravel the mystery behind Alexander’s ‘unconvincingly reported’ intestate death. And out of Grant’s research emerges one unavoidable verdict: after 2,340 years, the Last Will and Testament of Alexander III of Macedonia needs to be extracted from ‘romance’ and reinstated to its rightful place in mainstream history: Babylon in June 323 BCE. Although the result a decade of academic research, In Search Of The Lost Testament Of Alexander The Great is written in an entertaining and engaging style that opens the subject to both scholars and the casual reader of history looking to learn more about the Macedonian king and the men who ‘made’ his story. It concludes with a wholly new interpretation of the death of Alexander the Great and the mechanism behind the wars of succession that followed.
Download or read book The Classic Myths in English Literature written by Charles Mills Gayley and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Troilus and Cressida: A Critical Reader written by Efterpi Mitsi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Troilus and Cressida: A Critical Reader offers an accessible and thought-provoking guide to this complex problem play, surveying its key themes and evolving critical preoccupations. Considering its generic ambiguity and experimentalism, it also provides a uniquely detailed and up-to-date history of the play's stage performance from Dryden's rewriting up to Mark Ravenhill and Elizabeth LeCompte's controversial 2012 production for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Wooster Group. Moving through to four new critical essays, the guide opens up fresh perspectives on the play's iconoclastic nature and its key themes, ranging from issues of gender and sexuality to Elizabethan politics, from the uses of antiquity to questions of cultural translation, with particular attention paid on Troilus' “Greekness”. The volume finishes with a helpful guide to critical and web-based resources. Discussing the ways in which this challenging and acerbic play can be brought to life in the classroom, it suggests performance-based strategies, designed to engage with the dramaturgical and theatrical dimensions of the text; close-reading exercises with an emphasis on rhetoric, metaphor and the practice of “troping”; and a series of tools designed to situate the play in a range of contexts, including its classical and critical frameworks.
Download or read book Celts, Romans, Britons written by Francesca Kaminski-Jones and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-09-30 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the ways in which ideas associated with the Celtic and the Classical have been used to construct identities (national/ethnic/regional etc.) in Britain, from the period of the Roman conquest to the present day.
|Author||: Alexandra Lianeri|
|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
|Release Date||: 2016-03-07|
|Pages||: 450 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (14 download)|
Download or read book Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography written by Alexandra Lianeri and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the early modern period, Greek historiography has been studied in the context of Cicero's notion historia magistra vitae and considered to exclude conceptions of the future as different from the present and past. Comparisons with the Roman, Judeo-Christian and modern historiography have sought to justify this perspective by drawing on a category of the future as a temporal mode that breaks with the present. In this volume, distinguished classicists and historians challenge this contention by raising the question of what the future was and meant in antiquity by offering fresh considerations of prognostic and anticipatory voices in Greek historiography from Herodotus to Appian and by tracing the roots of established views on historical time in the opposition between antiquity and modernity. They look both at contemporary scholarly argument and the writings of Greek historians in order to explore the relation of time, especially the future, to an idea of the historical that is formulated in the plural and is always in motion. By reflecting on the prognostic of historical time the volume will be of interest not only to classical scholars, but to all who are interested in the history and theory of historical time.
Download or read book Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries written by and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of bibliographies and trans. in v. 1-12.