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A ‘Democratic Turn’ at the Ashmolean Museum

Susan Walker.

in Classics in the Modern World

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Classical Literature. 4259 words.

The redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum in the University of Oxford, UK, opened in 2009, has vastly increased the numbers and social range of the museum’s visitors. In this chapter the...

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A ‘Homeric’ hymn to Stalin: performing safe criticism in ancient Greek?

Han Baltussen.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 8433 words.

This article offers an analysis of an unusual ‘Hymn to Stalin’, written in Homeric Greek, but found in a twentieth-century Czech novel. The examination of the style and context of the Ode...

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A ‘Senecan’ Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth-Century French Dramas

Christian Biet.

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6511 words.

In ‘A “Senecan” Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and EarlySeventeenth-Century French Dramas’, Christian Biet discusses the neglected ‘Senecan’ corpus of...

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A. D. Momigliano

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(1908–1987), Italian historian. Arnaldo Dante Momigliano was the prototype of the European intellectual. Born in the small town of Caraglio, near Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy, he...

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A. M. Dale

Laetitia Parker.

in Women Classical Scholars

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3703 words.

This chapter examines the contribution made by A. M. Dale (1901–67) to the classical tradition and suggests that her major work The Lyric Metres of Greek Drama (1948) revolutionized...

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A (Nearly) Perfect Symbiosis?

Brian Rutishauser.

in Athens and the Cyclades

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 21128 words.

This chapter covers the end of the Social War to the loss of Athenian control over Delos near the end of the fourth century. Although the most powerful allies of Athens had left the Second...

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‘A piece of work which would occupy some years…’ Oxford University Press Archive Files 814152, 814173, 814011

John Henderson.

in Polybius and his World

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 18324 words.

This chapter examines the history of Walbank's engagement with Polybius and subsequently with his commentary on Polybius, whose origins and development towards publication is charted...

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“A Pure World of Signs”: Language and Empire

Daniel S. Richter.

in Cosmopolis

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 21008 words.

This chapter examines how early imperial intellectuals thought about Atticism and how the early imperial elite used language and in particular literary Atticism to create a model of the...

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A. S. Byatt

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter.

in Sibylline Sisters

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7114 words.

A. S. Byatt's work has always been densely intertextual, and has always reflected the impossibility of separating artistic nourishment from lived experience. Her writing draws heavily upon...

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‘a twilight smelling of Vergil’

J. Alison Rosenblitt.

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics

September 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7033 words.

Chapter 6 considers Cummings as a war poet, drawing on the relationship between his war poetry and his engagement with the classical tradition. Cummings puts sex, gender, and sexual...

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