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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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Absent Presence: <i>pater Ennius</i> in Renaissance Europe

Nora Goldschmidt.

in Classical Receptions Journal

May 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 8755 words.

This article is a case study in what might happen to Classical Reception Studies when the object of reception no longer survives, or survives only in fragments or quotations from other...

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Achātēs

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Classical Studies.

Character in mythology, faithful lieutenant of Aeneas in the Aeneid; a late source ascribes to him the killing of Protesilaus (Eustathius Ad Iliadem 2. 701).

T. Weber, Fidus...

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Aeschylus in the mix: the making of Nikos Kazantzakis’ <i>Prometheus</i>-Trilogy

Antonis K. Petrides.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 20635 words.

Kazantzakis’ two foundational works, Askitiki and The Odyssey, not only articulated the Cretan poet’s credo but also crystallized his attitude towards his (classical) forefathers....

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<i>Æthiopissæ:</i> the classical tradition, Neo-Latin verse and images of race in George Herbert and Vincent Bourne

John T. Gilmore.

in Classical Receptions Journal

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 7437 words.

This article examines two Latin poems, one by the well-known writer of English as well as Latin poetry, George Herbert (1593–1633), and the other by Vincent Bourne (c. 1695–1747), probably...

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Amphion

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

Sons of Zeus and Antiope: they founded and walled seven-gated Thebes (1) (Odyssey 11. 260–5).

The story is fleshed out by Sophocles (Niobe) and Euripides (Antiope). The brothers...

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‘An insurmountable chasm?’: re-visiting, re-imagining and re-writing classical pastoral through the modernist poetry of H.D

Harriet Tarlo.

in Classical Receptions Journal

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 9668 words.

This article discusses the pastoral aspects of the modernist poet H.D.’s work, while weaving in reference to some of the key tropes of environmentalism. It re-visits Greek epigram through...

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‘Ancient Greek Culture and Myth in the Terra Mítica Theme Park’

Filippo Carlà and Florian Freitag.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 7741 words.

This article analyses the form of reception of classical antiquity in the Spanish theme park Terra Mítica (Benidorm), concentrating in particular on its representation of Ancient Greece and...

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Andy Warhol’s <i>Alexander the Great</i>: an ancient portrait for Alexander Iolas in a postmodern frame

Travis Nygard and Vincent Tomasso.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 10645 words.

The American Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928–87) produced a series of colourful silkscreen prints in 1982 of a Roman-era bronze head of Alexander the Great. These prints were commissioned by...

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Antigone in Juárez: tragedy, politics, and public women on Mexico’s northern border

Jesse Weiner.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 15114 words.

Perla de la Rosa’s Antígona; las voces que incendian el desierto (2004) adapts Sophocles’ Antigone to address the serial rapes and murders of women in contemporary Juárez, Mexico. How do de...

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