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A Companion To The Ancient Greek Language

A Companion To The Ancient Greek Language
Author: Egbert J. Bakker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118782917
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A comprehensive account of the language of Ancient Greek civilization in a single volume, with contributions from leading international scholars covering the historical, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary perspectives of the language. A collection of 36 original essays by a team of international scholars Treats the survival and transmission of Ancient Greek Includes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language
Language: en
Pages: 696
Authors: Egbert J. Bakker
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-28 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive account of the language of Ancient Greek civilization in a single volume, with contributions from leading international scholars covering the historical, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary perspectives of the language. A collection of 36 original essays by a team of international scholars Treats the survival and transmission of Ancient Greek Includes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
A Companion to Greek Literature
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Martin Hose, David Schenker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-11 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways
A Companion to Greek Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Ken Dowden, Niall Livingstone
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-28 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece
A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Jeremy McInerney
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-25 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field
A Companion to the Latin Language
Language: en
Pages: 664
Authors: James Clackson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-28 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to the Latin Language presents a collection of original essays from international scholars that track the development and use of the Latin language from its origins to its modern day usage. Brings together contributions from internationally renowned classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists Offers, in a single volume, a detailed account of different literary registers of the Latin language Explores the social and political contexts of Latin Includes new accounts of the Latin language in light of modern linguistic theory Supplemented with illustrations covering the development of the Latin alphabet
A Companion to Late Antique Literature
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Scott McGill, Edward J. Watts
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-12 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Noted scholars in the field explore the rich variety of late antique literature With contributions from leading scholars in the field, A Companion to Late Antique Literature presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The Companion covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. Comprehensive in scope, this important volume presents new research, methodologies, and significant debates in the field. The Companion explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and uses of the literature of the period. This authoritative text: Provides an inclusive overview of late antique literature Offers the widest survey to date of the literary traditions and forms of the period, including those in several languages other than Greek and Latin Presents the most current research and new methodologies in the field Contains contributions from an international group of contributors Written for students and scholars of late antiquity, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative review of the literature from the era.
A Companion to Greek Tragedy
Language: en
Pages: 552
Authors: Justina Gregory
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-28 - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
This companion offers readers a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, & also introduces them to the various methodologies & the lively critical dialogue that characterise the study of Greek tragedy today.
A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-25 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Covers the major languages, language families, and writing systems attested in the Ancient Near East Filled with enlightening chapters by noted experts in the field, this book introduces Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) languages and language families used during the time period of roughly 3200 BCE to the second century CE in the areas of Egypt, the Levant, eastern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Iran. In addition to providing grammatical sketches of the respective languages, the book focuses on socio-linguistic questions such as language contact, diglossia, the development of literary standard languages, and the development of diplomatic languages or “linguae francae.” It also addresses the interaction of Ancient Near Eastern languages with each other and their roles within the political and cultural systems of ANE societies. Presented in five parts, The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages provides readers with in-depth chapter coverage of the writing systems of ANE, starting with their decipherment. It looks at the emergence of cuneiform writing; the development of Egyptian writing in the fourth and early third millennium BCI; and the emergence of alphabetic scripts. The book also covers many of the individual languages themselves, including Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Pre- and Post-Exilic Hebrew, Phoenician, Ancient South Arabian,
A Companion to the Ancient Novel
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-03 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary. Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysis Brings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voices Includes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysis Addresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel form Provides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile
A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Jeremy McInerney
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field