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Graziosi, Barbara

Works: 23 works in 166 publications in 6 languages and 4,952 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Textbooks  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Epic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Barbara Graziosi
The gods of Olympus : a history by Barbara Graziosi( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws, they proved to be tough survivors, far outlasting classical Greece itself. In Egypt, the Olympian gods claimed to have given birth to pharaohs. In Rome, they led respectable citizens into orgiastic rituals of drink and sex. Under Christianity and Islam they survived as demons, allegories, and planets; and in the Renaissance, they triumphantly emerged as ambassadors of a new, secular belief in humanity. Their geographic range, too, has been little short of astounding. In their exile, the gods of Olympus have traveled east to the walls of cave temples in China, and west to colonize the Americas. They snuck into Italian cathedrals, haunted Nietzsche, and visited Borges in his restless dreams. Barbara Graziosi traces the wanderings of these protean deities through the millennia. Drawing on a wide range of literary and archaeological sources, The Gods of Olympus opens a new window on the ancient world and its lasting influence
Homer in the twentieth century : between world literature and the western canon( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays exploring the crucial place of Homer in the cultural landscape of the twentieth century. It contributes to current debates about the nature of the Western literary canon, the evolving notion of world literature, the relationship between orality and the written word, and the dialogue between texts across time and space
Homer : the resonance of epic by Barbara Graziosi( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Homer: The Resonance of Epic offers a new approach to the study of Homeric epic by combining ancient Greek perceptions of Homer with modern scholarship on traditional poetry." "In the first part of the book the authors argue that, in the archaic period, the Greeks saw the Iliad and Odyssey neither as literary works in the modern sense nor as the products of oral poetry. Instead, they regarded them as belonging to a much wider history of the divine cosmos, whose structures and themes are reflected in the resonant patterns of Homer's traditional language and narrative techniques." "Then, in Part II, they illustrate this claim by looking at some central aspects of the Homeric poems: the gods and fate, gender and society, death, fame and poetry. Each section shows how the patterns and preoccupations of Homeric storytelling reflect a historical vision that encompasses the making of the universe, from its beginnings when Heaven mated with Earth, to the present day."--Jacket
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War, glory, despair and mourning: for 2700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and hearers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspuirations. ..."--Jacket
Homer by Barbara Graziosi( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this accessible and concise introduction, Barbara Graziosi considers Homer's famous works and their impact on readers throughout the centuries. She shows how the Iliad and the Odyssey benefit from a tradition of reading that spans well over two millennia, from the impressive scholars at the library of Alexandria, in the third and second centuries BCE, who wrote some of the first commentaries on the Homeric epics. Summaries of these scholars' notes made their way into the margins of Byzantine manuscripts; from Byzantium the annotated manuscripts travelled to Italy; and the ancient notes finally appeared in the first printed editions of Homer, eventually influencing our interpretation of Homer's work today. Along the way, Homer's works have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Exploring the main literary, historical, cultural, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homer's works, Graziosi analyses the enduring appeal of Homer and his iconic works
Inventing Homer : the early reception of the epic by Barbara Graziosi( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How was the poet Homer imagined by ancient Greeks? This book examines stories circulating between the sixth and fourth centuries BC about his birth, his name and place of origin, his date, the circumstances of his life, such as the story of his blindness, his relation to other poets and his heirs. The aim is to explore the ancient reception of the Homeric poems, and to look at it in relation to modern representations of Homer, ancient and modern conceptions of authorship, and the 'Homeric Question'. The book's engaging and accessible style should make it attractive to a wide range of readers, including non-classicists, and all quotations from Greek are provided with an English translation."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of Hellenic studies by G. R Boys-Stones( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today. -- Publisher description
Iliad, book VI by Homer( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sixth book of the Iliad includes some of the most memorable and best-loved episodes in the whole poem: it holds meaning and interest for many different people, not just students of ancient Greek. Book 6 describes how Glaukos and Diomedes, though fighting on opposite sides, recognise an ancient bond of hospitality and exchange gifts on the battlefield. It then follows Hector as he enters the city of Troy and meets the most important people in his life: his mother, Helen and Paris, and finally his wife and baby son. It is above all through the loving and fraught encounter between Hector and Andromache that Homer exposes the horror of war. This edition is suitable for undergraduates at all levels, and students in the upper forms of schools. The Introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and is intended for all readers interested in Homer"--
Conflict and consensus in early Greek hexameter poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achilles inflicts countless agonies on the Achaeans, although he is supposed to be fighting on their side. Odysseus' return causes civil strife on Ithaca. The Iliad and the Odyssey depict conflict where consensus should reign, as do the other major poems of the early Greek hexameter tradition: Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymns describe divine clashes that unbalance the cosmos; Hesiod's Works and Days stems from a quarrel between brothers. These early Greek poems generated consensus among audiences: the reason why they reached us is that people agreed on their value. This volume, accordingly, explores conflict and consensus from a dual perspective: as thematic concerns in the poems, and as forces shaping their early reception. It sheds new light on poetics and metapoetics, internal and external audiences, competition inside the narrative and competing narratives, local and Panhellenic traditions, narrative closure and the making of canonical literature
Qué es la pedofilia? by Anna Oliverio Ferraris( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedofilia : per saperne di più by Anna Oliverio Ferraris( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer, Iliad book VI( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Herodotus books I-IV by David Asheri( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary by leading scholars has been revised and edited, and is designed for use alongside the 'Oxford Classical Text of Herodotus', and will replace the century-old historical commentary of How and Wells (1912) as the most authoritative account of modern scholarship on Herodotus
Il volto e la maschera : il fenomeno della pedofilia e l'intervento educativo by Anna Oliverio Ferraris( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Herodotus by David Asheri( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella mente dei pedofili by Anna Oliverio Ferraris( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Herodotus by David Asheri( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide


1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Two major editions of the Iliad appeared at the end of the twentieth century: Helmut van Thiel's for Olms (1996), and Martin West's for Teubner (1998-2000). They are radically different in their methodological assumptions, and hence in the texts they offer. Helmut van Thiel trusts the direct transmission, i.e. the best medieval manuscripts. He takes the position that ancient variants reported in the Homeric scholia are usually 'suggestions' of ancient scholars (for example Zenodotus) 'towards the improvement of the text, or…deliberations about it', and that they are therefore of little significance when constituting the text. He also insists that modern editors not indulge in conjectures of their own. What they should do, rather, is represent the medieval transmission as faithfully as possible. He concedes that this is a modest aim, but one which he considers appropriate, given what can and cannot be known about the Homeric text. According to him, 'laurels in textual criticism are not to be won from the text of Homer'. Martin West would surely disagree: his edition offers a dazzling display of editorial ambition. He does not trust the medieval manuscripts, and sees his task as that of exposing and mending their shortcomings. In order to restore what he thinks was the original wording of the Homeric text, West makes use of weakly attested ancient variants; and, above all, employs his own critical acumen to weed out corruption and modernisation
Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Book XXII recounts the climax of the Iliad: the fatal encounter between the main defender of Troy and the greatest warrior of the Greeks, which results in the death of Hector and Achilles' revenge for the death of his friend Patroclus; but at the same time adumbrates Achilles' own death and the fall of Troy. The introduction summarises central debates in Homeric scholarship, such as the circumstances of composition and the literary interpretation of an oral poem, and offers synoptic discussions of the structure of the Iliad, the role of the narrator, similes and epithets. There is a separate section on language, which provides a compact list of the most frequent Homeric characteristics. While the introduction is mainly geared at intermediate and advanced students, the commentary is designed for use by both students and professional classicists: it offers up-to-date linguistic guidance, and elucidates narrative techniques, typical elements and central themes"--
Homeric masculinity by Barbara Graziosi( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Inventing Homer : the early reception of the epic
Homer : the resonance of epicThe IliadHomerInventing Homer : the early reception of the epicThe Oxford handbook of Hellenic studiesIliad, book VIQué es la pedofilia?Homer, Iliad book VI