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C. Marconi, The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

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Clemente Marconi (éd.), The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, Oxford, 2014.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
728 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-978330-4
£97.00

The study of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture has a long history that goes back to the second half of the 18th century and has provided an essential contribution towards the creation and the definition of the wider disciplines of Art History and Architectural History. This venerable tradition and record are in part responsible for the diffused tendency to avoid general discussions addressing the larger theoretical implications, methodologies, and directions of research in the discipline. This attitude is in sharp contrast not only with the wider field of Art History, but also with disciplines that are traditionally associated with the study of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, like Classics and Classical Archaeology. In recent years, the field has been characterized by an ever-increasing range of approaches, under the influence of various disciplines such as Sociology, Semiotics, Gender Theory, Anthropology, Reception Theory, and Hermeneutics. In light of these recent developments, this Handbook seeks to explore key aspects of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, and to assess the current state of the discipline.

The Handbook includes thirty essays, in addition to the introduction, by an international team of leading senior scholars, who have played a critical role in shaping the field, and by younger scholars, who will express the perspectives of a newer generation. After a framing introduction written by the editor, which compares ancient and modern notions of art and architecture, the Handbook is divided into five sections: Pictures from the Inside, Greek and Roman Art and Architecture in the Making, Ancient Contexts, Post-Antique Contexts, and Approaches. Together, the essays in the volume make for an innovative and important book, one that is certain to find a wide readership.

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K. B. Stratton, D. S. Kalleres, Daughters of Hecate. Women and Magic in the Ancient World

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Kimberly B. Stratton, Dayna S. Kalleres (éd.), Daughters of Hecate. Women and Magic in the Ancient World, Oxford, 2014.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
552 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-534271-0
£25.99

Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture.
The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship.
By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.

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C. Grellard et F. Lachaud (éd.), A Companion to John of Salisbury

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Christophe Grellard et Frédérique Lachaud (éd.), A Companion to John of Salisbury, Leyde, 2014.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, 57
480 pages
ISBN : 9789004265103
169 €

The Companion to John of Salisbury is the first collective study of this major figure in the intellectual and political life of 12th-century Europe to appear for thirty years. Based on the latest research, thirteen contributions by leading experts in the field provide an overview of John of Salisbury's place in the political debates that marked the reign of Henry II in England as well as of his place in the history of the Church. They also offer a detailed introduction to his philosophical works (Metalogicon, Entheticus), his political thought (Policraticus) and his writing of history (Historia pontificalis).
Contributors include Julie Barrau, David Bloch, Karen Bollermann, Cédric Giraud, Christophe Grellard, Laure Hermand-Schebat, Frédérique Lachaud, Constant Mews, Clare Monagle, Cary Nederman, Ronald Pepin, Yves Sassier, and Sigbjørn Sønnesyn.


Source : Brill

 

R. Brouwer, The Stoic Sage. The Early Stoics on Wisdom, Sagehood and Socrates

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R. Brouwer, The Stoic Sage. The Early Stoics on Wisdom, Sagehood and Socrates, Cambridge, 2014.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
Collection : Cambridge Classical Studies
242 pages
ISBN : 9781107024212
£60

After Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, from the 3rd century BCE onwards, developed the third great classical conception of wisdom. This book offers a reconstruction of this pivotal notion in Stoicism, starting out from the two extant Stoic definitions, 'knowledge of human and divine matters' and 'fitting expertise'. It focuses not only on the question of what they understood by wisdom, but also on how wisdom can be achieved, how difficult it is to become a sage, and how this difficulty can be explained. The answers to these questions are based on a fresh investigation of the evidence, with all central texts offered in the original Greek or Latin, as well as in translation. The Stoic Sage can thus also serve as a source book on Stoic wisdom, which should be invaluable to specialists and to anyone interested in one of the cornerstones of the Graeco-Roman classical tradition.

Source : Cambridge University Press

 

D. Carmona, La escena típica de la epipólesis. De la épica a la historiografía

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D. Carmona, La escena típica de la epipólesis. De la épica a la historiografía, Rome, 2014.

Éditeur : Quasar
Collection : Quaderni di Seminari Romani di cultura greca
296 pages
ISBN : 978-88-7140-563-6
31 €

Sommario: I. Introducción: contenido y objetivos. 1. La epipólesis: estado de la cuestión y objetivos. 2. Metodología. II. La escena típica de la epipólesis en la Iliíada y su adaptación a la historiografía por parte de Tucídides. 1. La epipólesis en la Ilíada. 2. La incorporación de la escena típica de la epipólesis a la historiografía. III. La escena típica de la epipólesis en la historiografía grecolatina: tipología y contenido argumentativo. 1. Según se muestre el proceso de emisión y de recepción del mensaje. 2. Según el momento en que se produzca la epipólesis: antes, durante o después. 3. Según la superficie en la que se lleva a cabo la epipólesis (tierra o mar). 4. Asamblea de tropas y epipólesis: contenido argumentativo y evolución. IV. La epipólesis y la enárgeia: claridad, viveza y heroísmo en las descripciones de batalla. La caracterización del general-soldado. 1. Retórica e historiografía: La importancia de la ékphrasis a la hora de escri­ bir historia. 2. La insercioón de la escena típica de la epipólesis en las descripciones de ba­ talla con grandes dosis de enárgeia. 3. La epipólesis y el ensalzamiento de la figura del general como heéroe homéri­ co: la figura del general-soldado. Conclusiones. Bibliografía. Apéndice: corpus de epipólesis. Index nominum et rerum.

Source : Quasar

 

M. Budzowska et J. Czerwinska, Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture

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Malgorzata BUDZOWSKA et Jadwiga CZERWINSKA (éd.), Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2014.

Éditeur : Peter Lang
Collection : Warsaw Studies in Classical Literature and Culture - Volume 3
361 pages
ISBN : ISBN 978-3-631-65176-6
69.95 euros

BOOK SYNOPSIS
The reception of Mediterranean Antiquity heritage is one of the dominant research areas in contemporary classical studies. This issue has constituted the scope of the conference Reception of Ancient Myths in Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Culture, which took place at the University of Łódź (Poland) in November 2013. The volume consists of the selected articles based on the conference papers. They are divided into the main chapters: Literature, Visual and Performing Arts and Philosophy as well as Anthropology. The authors consider different methods of reception of ancient myths focusing on various cultural phenomena: literature, fine arts, theatre, cinema and pop culture.

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C.A.L.M.A. 4.6, Guillelmus Campellensis magister - Guillelmus de Congenis

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C.A.L.M.A. Compendium Auctorum Latinorum Medii Aevi 4.6, Guillelmus Campellensis magister - Guillelmus de Congenis + elenchus abbreviationum · indices, Florence, 2014.

Éditeur : SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo
p. 621-744
ISBN : 978-88-8450-575-0
87 €


Source : SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo

 


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