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Whitmarsh, Tim

Overview
Works: 38 works in 252 publications in 5 languages and 7,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by Tim Whitmarsh
Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities. Whitmarsh provides a bracing antidote to our assumptions about the roots of freethinking. By shining a light on atheism's first thousand years, Battling the Gods offers a timely reminder that nonbelief has a wealth of tradition of its own, and, indeed, its own heroes."--Back cover
Beyond the Second Sophistic : adventures in Greek postclassicism by Tim Whitmarsh( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Greek literature after the classical period - when Sophocles, Plato, and Demosthenes were just a memory? Post-classical Greek culture has usually been thought of as dominated by aristocratic elites obsessed with preserving links to the past. This book proposes a very different model. Covering popular fiction, poetry, and Greco-Jewish material, it argues for a rich, dynamic, and diverse culture that cannot be reduced to a simple model of continuity
The Cambridge companion to the Greek and Roman novel by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and much more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading. This collection will be essential for scholars and students, as well as for others who want an up-to-date, accessible introduction into this exhilarating material
Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Greek Literature and the Roman Empire uses up-to-date literary and cultural theory to make a major and original contribution to the appreciation of Greek literature written under the Roman Empire during the second century C.E. (the so-called 'Second Sophistic'). The central preoccupations of this literature, particularly mimesis and paideia, constitute a crucial test-site for the exploration and dissemination of Greek identity during the period. Focusing upon a series of key texts by important authors (including Dio Chrysostom, Plutarch, Philostratus, Lucian, Favorinus, and the novelists), Whitmarsh argues that the recurrent narratives that stage Greekness as 'culture' and Romanness as 'power' are not innocent reflections of sociological realities, but self-interested and often playful 'performances' of cultural identity. Their authors' rich and complex engagement with the literary past articulates an ingenious and sophisticated response to their present socio-political circumstances. This book is written for those interested in the history of identity and imperialism as well as scholars of classical literature and society. All Greek and Latin is translated."--Jacket
The second sophistic by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short, accessible account Tim Whitmarsh explores the various ways in which modern scholarship has approached one of the most extraordinary literary phenomena of antiquity: the dazzling oratorical culture of the early imperial period. [from publisher's advertisement]
Ancient Greek literature by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Slovenian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers an innovative new introduction to ancient Greek literature. It integrates cutting-edge cultural theory with the latest research in classical scholarship, providing a comprehensive, sophisticated and accessible account of literature from Homer at late antiquity. Whitmarsh offers new readings of some of the best-known and most influential authors of Greek antiquity, including Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Aristophanes and Plato, as well as introducing many lesser-known figures. He shows that literature, distributed via a range of social institutions, such as festivals, theatres, symposia and book production, played an important role in the legitimization of ideologies of gender, class and cultural identity." "Ancient Greek Literature will be essential reading for all students of classics. All texts in the volume are translated, and no knowledge of ancient Greek literature is assumed."--Jacket
Narrative and identity in the ancient Greek novel : returning romance by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greek romance was for the Roman period what epic was for the Archaic period or drama for the Classical: the central literary vehicle for articulating ideas about the relationship between self and community. This book offers a fresh reading of the romance both as a distinctive narrative form (using a range of narrative theories) and as a paradigmatic expression of identity (social, sexual and cultural). At the same time it emphasises the elasticity of romance narrative and its ability to accommodate both conservative and transformative models of identity. This elasticity manifests itself partly in the variation in practice between different romancers, some of whom are traditionally Hellenocentric while others are more challenging. Ultimately, however, it is argued that it reflects a tension in all romance narrative, which characteristically balances centrifugal against centripetal dynamics. This book will interest classicists, historians of the novel and students of narrative theory"--
Ordering knowledge in the Roman Empire by Jason König( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection considers the dialogue between technical literature and imperial society in the Roman Empire
Galen and the world of knowledge by Christopher Gill( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of new essays is based on a conference with the same title held at the University of Exeter in 2005. All those speaking on that occasion have written chapters in this volume, along with Riccardo Chiaradonna whose chapter has been specially prepared for the volume. The aim of this volume, like the conference on which it is based, is to contribute to the upsurge of new research on Galen by focusing on a topic that bridges the interests of specialists in ancient medical history and Classicists and philosophers more generally. The conference also represents the convergence of two current focuses of research in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Exeter, on ancient medicine especially Galen and on Hellenistic and Imperial Greek culture more generally"--Provided by publisher
The romance between Greece and the East by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contact zones between the Greco-Roman world and the Near East represent one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of ancient-world studies. This new collection of essays, by world-renowned experts (and some new voices) in classical, Jewish, Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Persian literature, focuses specifically on prose fiction, or 'the ancient novel'. Twenty chapters either offer fresh readings - from an intercultural perspective - of familiar texts (such as the biblical Esther and Ecclesiastes, Xenophon of Ephesus' Ephesian Story and Dictys of Crete's Journal), or introduce material that may be new to many readers: from demotic Egyptian papyri through old Avestan hymns to a Turkic translation of the Life of Aesop. The volume also considers issues of methodology and the history of scholarship on the topic. A concluding section deals with the question of how narratives, patterns and motifs may have come to be transmitted between cultures.--Publisher description
Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon (composed in the second century AD) is the most bizarre and risque of the five 'Greek novels' of idealized love between boy and girl that survive from the period of the Roman empire. Stretching the capacity of the genre to the limits, Achilles' narrative covers adultery, violence, evisceration, pederasty, virginity-testing, and, of course, an improbable happy ending. Ingenious and sophisticated in conception, Leucippe and Clitophon is, in execution, at once subtle, stylish, moving, brash, tasteless, and obscene. This new translation aims to capture the exuberant variety of the writing. Detailed notes explain obscurities to the non-specialist and address more complex problems for the benefit of the student and the scholar. An introduction sets Achilles Tatius in his historical and literary contexts."--Jacket
Local knowledge and microidentities in the imperial Greek world( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the proposition that the absorption of the Greek world into the Roman empire created a new emphasis upon local identities, much as globalisation in the modern world has done. Localism became the focal point for complex debates: in some cases it was complementary with imperial objectives, but in others tension can be discerned. The volume as a whole seeks to add texture and nuance to the existing literature on Greek identity, which has tended in recent years to emphasise the umbrella category of the Greek, to the detriment of specific polis and regional identities. It also contributes to the growing literature on the Romanisation of provinces, by emphasizing the dialogue between a region's self-identification as a distinct space and its self-awareness as a component of the centrally governed empire"--
Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude -- First movement: Hellenism and hybridity -- Dirty love -- A history of the novel -- What is a novel? -- Epic and novel -- Sourcing Callirhoe -- Second movement: Persians -- The romance of Zarinaea and Stryangaeus -- Who was Ctesias? -- Persian love stories -- Media studies -- Cyrus' sex life -- Third movement: Jews -- Return to Joseph -- The Jewish novel -- Joseph in love -- Fourth movement: Egyptians -- The long Hellenistic -- Alexander in kohl -- Whose paradigm? -- Fifth movement: how Greek is the Greek romance? -- How Greek is the Greek romance? -- Romancing Semiramis -- Dirty love in late antiquity -- Conclusion: the foundation of Marseilles, some brooch-pins, and the history of the novel
Battling the gods : atheism in the ancient world by Tim Whitmarsh( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before the European Enlightenment and the Darwinian revolution, which we often take to mark the birth of the modern revolt against religious explanations of the world, brave people doubted the power of the gods. Religion provoked skepticism in ancient Greece, and heretics argued that history must be understood as a result of human action rather than divine intervention. They devised theories of the cosmos based on matter, and notions of matter based on atoms. They developed mathematical tools that could be applied to the world around them, and tried to understand that world in material terms. Their skepticism left a rich legacy of literature, philosophy and science, and was defended by great writers like Epicurus, Lucretius, Cicero and Lucian. Tim Whitmarsh tells the story of the tension between orthodoxy and heresy with great panache, a story that ended--for the moment--with the imposition of Christianity on the Roman Empire in 313 CE
Leucippe and Clitophon by Anilles Tatius( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoress of the Odyssey, where and when she wrote, who she was, the use she made of the Iliad, & how the poem grew under her hands by Samuel Butler( Book )

3 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this heterodox but serious study of the Odyssey ... Butler argues that the epic was not only written more than two centuries later than the Iliad, but that the author was a woman, a young Sicilian lady of Trapani"--Back cover
Oxford research encyclopedias( )

in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The digital Oxford Classical Dictionary began with all of the articles from the OCD 4th edition, but is regularly expanded with new articles and updated with revisions to previously published articles. Overview articles are now lengthier, more detailed, and cover broader topics. The digital form also adds intutive search and browse features and multimedia, including images, maps of the ancient world, links, and audiovisual clips enhance the textual content
The second Sophistic by Tim Whitmarsh( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek literature and the Roman Empire by Tim Whitmarsh( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek Literature and the Roman Empire uses up-to-date literary and cultural theory to make a major and original contribution to the appreciation of Greek literature written under the Roman Empire during the second century CE (the so-called 'Second Sophistic'). This literature should not be dismissed as unoriginal and mediocre. Rather, its central preoccupations, especially mimesis and paideia, provide significant insights into the definition of Greek identity during the period. Focusing upon a series of key texts by important authors (including Dio Chrysostom, Plutarch, Philostratus, Lucian, F
Les Grecs héritiers des Romains : huit Exposés suivis de discussions : Vandoeuvres - Geneve, 27-31 aout 2012 by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique (( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to the Greek and Roman novel
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Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitationThe second sophisticAncient Greek literatureNarrative and identity in the ancient Greek novel : returning romanceOrdering knowledge in the Roman EmpireGalen and the world of knowledgeLeucippe and ClitophonLocal knowledge and microidentities in the imperial Greek world
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Whitmarsh, T. J. G.

Whitmarsh, T. J. G. 1970-

Whitmarsh, Tim J. G. 1970-

Whitmarsh, Timothy

Whitmarsh, Timothy John Guy 1970-

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