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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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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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Afterword: Omni-Local Classical Receptions

Emily Greenwood.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 3427 words.

This afterword reviews the articles in this special issue on classical receptions in Eastern and Central Europe in light of debates about the cultural identity of classical reception...

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Agricultural Enlightenment

Peter M. Jones.

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Intellectual History; Social and Cultural History. 288 pages.

This book explores the knowledge underpinnings of agricultural change and growth in early modern Europe, building on the growing recognition among historians that ‘what people knew and...

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Agricultural Enlightenment and Agricultural Revolution

Peter M. Jones.

in Agricultural Enlightenment

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Social and Cultural History. 15519 words.

This chapter explores topics of perennial interest to economic historians: patterns of agricultural production, land and labour productivity, enclosure, farm size, and the transition from...

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Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce

Peter M. Jones.

in Agricultural Enlightenment

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Social and Cultural History. 9421 words.

This chapter sets the scene in a Europe which is coming to terms with the debt burden and in some regions the physical devastation left in the wake of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63). It...

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Alfred Döblin’s literary cases about women and crime in Weimar Germany

Alison Lewis.

in A History of the Case Study

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 16427 words.

This chapter investigates examples of literary case studies by Alfred Döblin, a medical doctor and a main representative of the 1920s ‘New Objectivity’ aesthetic movement in Weimar Germany....

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American bicameralism and the legacy of the Roman Senate

Nicholas P. Cole.

in Classical Receptions Journal

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 7697 words.

The significance of the Roman Senate to the development of American institutions is a much-debated topic; and concentration on the details of constitutional organization can obscure broader...

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