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Augoustakis, Antony

Works: 28 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 4,553 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Military history  Drama  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Software 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator
Classifications: PA6568, 872.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antony Augoustakis
Flavian poetry and its Greek past by Antony Augoustakis( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past examines the intimate literary affiliation between the Flavian poets (Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus) and their Greek literary predecessors, as well as its meaning within the socio-cultural context of the Flavian age
A companion to Terence by Antony Augoustakis( )

22 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to Terence offers the first comprehensive collection of essays on Terence in English. It includes a detailed study of Terence's plays, situating them in their socio-historical context and exploring their reception from the Classical through late antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, to present day literature and performance. Each chapter discusses key issues in Terence, including Terence's relationship with his Greco-Roman models, his language and style, the question of performance and dramatic technique, and the socio-political background that shapes the themes, characters, structures, and cultural-political concerns. A Companion to Terence is a useful research tool for the growing number of scholars, students and critics of Terence and Roman comedy"--
STARZ Spartacus : reimagining an icon on screen by Antony Augoustakis( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gladiator, rebel slave leader, revolutionary: a collection of essays dissecting four seasons of STARZ Spartacus.<p>The figure of Spartacus often serves as an icon of resistance against oppression in modern political movements, while his legend has inspired numerous receptions over the centuries in many different popular media. This new essay collection brings together a wide range of scholarly perspectives on the four seasons of the acclaimed and highly successful premium cable television series STARZ Spartacus (2010-13), with contributions from experts in the fields of Classics, History, Gender, Film and Media Studies, and Classical Reception. </p><p>STARZ Spartacus uncovers a fascinating range of topics and themes within the series such as slavery, society, politics, spectacle, material culture, sexuality, aesthetics, and fan reception. As the first volume of essays published on the entirety of the STARZ Spartacus series, this book is a valuable resource for both students and scholars eager to confront a new Spartacus, as the hero of the slave revolt is recast for a twenty-first century audience.</p><ul><li>The first academic volume looking at various themes of the premium cable TV series Spartacus</li><li>Includes original, innovative research in fields of history, politics, gender, film, fan culture </li><li>Explores the theme of Spartacus on screen from multiple angles: history, classics, film studies, reception studies, gender studies, fandom studies </li></ul>
Ritual and religion in Flavian epic by Antony Augoustakis( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited collection addresses the role of ritual representations and religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (69-96 CE): Valerius Flaccus' 'Argonautica', Silius Italicus' 'Punica', Statius' 'Thebaid', and the unfinished 'Achilleid'. Drawing on various modern studies on religion and ritual, and the relationship between literature and religion in the Greco-Roman world, it explores how we can interpret the poets' use of the relationship between gods and humans, cults and rituals, religious activities, and the role of the seer / prophet and his identification with poetry. Divided into three major sections, the volume includes essays on the most important religious activities (prophecy or augury, prayers and hymns) and the relationship between religion and political power under the Flavian emperors. It also addresses specific episodes in Flavian epic which focus on religious activities associated with the dead and the Underworld, such as purification, necromancy, katabasis, suicide, and burial."--Publisher's blurb
Brill's companion to Silius Italicus by Antony Augoustakis( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only recently have scholars turned their attention to Silius Italicus' 'Punica', a poem the reputation of which was eclipsed by the emergence of Virgil's 'Aeneid' as the canonical Latin epos of Augustan Rome. This collection of essays aims at examining the importance of Silius' historical epic in Flavian, Domitianic Rome by offering a detailed overview of the poem's context and intertext, its themes and images, and its reception from antiquity through Renaissance and modern philological criticism. This pioneering volume is the first comprehensive, collaborative study on the longest epic poem in Latin literature." -- book cover
Motherhood and the other : fashioning female power in Flavian epic by Antony Augoustakis( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pioneering study, Antony Augoustakis reconstructs the role of women in the epic poems of the Flavian period of Latin literature, examining the role of female characters from the perspective of Julia Kristeva's theories on foreign otherness and motherhood
Epic heroes on screen( )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen. It brings together a range of perspectives on 21st century cinematic representations of heroes from the ancient world. Since 2000, numerous heroes of the ancient world have appeared on film and TV, from the mythical Hercules to leaders of the Greek and Roman worlds. Films and shows discussed in this volume range from 'Hercules' and 'The Legend of Hercules' to TV shows, 'Atlantis' and 'Supernatural, ' to other biopic works influenced by the ancient hero. This book brings together a range of perspectives on 21st century cinematic representations of heroes and antiheroes from the ancient world
Campania in the Flavian poetic imagination by Antony Augoustakis( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape exercised great influence over the Roman cultural imagination. A hub of activity outside the city of Rome, the Bay of Naples was a place of otium, leisure and quiet, repose and literary productivity, and yet also a place of danger: the looming Vesuvius inspired both fear and awe in the region's inhabitants, while the Phlegraean Fields evoked the story of the gigantomachy and sulphurous lakes invited entry to the Underworld. For Flavian writers in particular, Campania became a locus for literary activity and geographical disaster when in 79 CE, the eruption of the volcano annihilated a great expanse of the region, burying under a mass of ash and lava the surrounding cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. In the aftermath of such tragedy the writers examined in this volume - Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus - continued to live, work, and write about Campania, which emerges from their work as an alluring region held in the balance of luxury and peril
Statius, Thebaid 8 by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Latin and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed at the end of the first century CE, Statius' Thebaid recounts the civil war in Thebes between the two sons of Oedipus, Polynices and Eteocles, and the horrific events that take place on the battlefield. Its author, the Roman poet Statius, employed a wide variety of Greco-Roman sources in order to narrate the Argive expedition against Thebes and the fratricidal war. Book 8 opens with the descent of the Argive seer Amphiaraus to the Underworld through a chasm of the earth; the soldiers mourn their seer's loss and elect a successor, Thiodamas, who placates Earth (Tellus) through a prayer, before the opening of the second day of hostilities. The book reaches its climax when fierce Tydeus is mortally wounded and dies having committed an act of cannibalism by eating his opponent's brains; Minerva leaves the battlefield in disgust, taking away from her protege the intended gift of immortality. In this volume, Augoustakis presents the first full-length edition of Thebaid 8, with text and apparatus criticus, and an English translation. A detailed introduction discusses the Argive/Theban myth in the Greek and Roman literary tradition and art, as well as the reception of the book in subsequent centuries, especially in Dante's Divine Comedy. The accompanying commentary provides useful notes which explore questions of interpretation and Statius' language and literary craft, with particular emphasis on the exploitation of various Greek and Latin intertexts in Statius' poetry
Flavian epic( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epics of the three Flavian poets-Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus-have, in recent times, attracted the attention of scholars, who have re-evaluated the particular merits of Flavian poetry as far more than imitation of the traditional norms and patterns. Drawn from sixty years of scholarship, this edited collection is the first volume to collate the most influential modern academic writings on Flavian epic poetry, revised and updated to provide both scholars and students alike with a broad yet comprehensive overview of the field. A wide range of topics receive coverage, and analysis and interpretation of individual poems are integrated throughout. The plurality of the critical voices included in the volume presents a much-needed variety of approaches, which are used to tackle questions of intertextuality, gender, poetics, and the social and political context of the period. In doing so, the volume demonstrates that by engaging in a complex and challenging intertextual dialogue with their literary predecessors, the innovative epics of the Flavian poets respond to contemporary needs, expressing overt praise, or covert anxiety, towards imperial rule and the empire
Fides in Flavian literature( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fides in Flavian literature explores the ideology of “good faith” (fides) during the time of the emperors Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian (69–96 CE), the new imperial dynasty that gained power in the wake of the civil wars of the period. The contributors to this volume consider the significance and semantic range of this Roman value in works that deal in myth, history in prose and verse, and the poetry of contemporary society. Though it does not claim to offer the comprehensive “last word” on fides in Flavian Rome, it aims to show that fides in this period was subjected to a particularly striking and special brand of contestation and re-conceptualization, used to interrogate the broad cultural changes and anxieties of the Flavian period, as well as connect to a republican and imperial past. The editors argue that fides was both a vehicle for reconciliation and a means to test the nature of “good faith” in the wake of a devastating and divisive period of Roman history."--
Casina by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play Casina provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices
Flavian poetry and its Greek past [international conference held in Delphi, Greece, the omphalos of the earth, in the summer of 2012 (July 2-4)]( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statius's Silvae and the poetics of intimacy( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facta virum sileo : re-constructing female action in Silius Italicus' Punica by Antony Augoustakis( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silius Italicus by Antony Augoustakis( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavian poetry and its Greek past( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercator by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statius's Silvae and the poetics of intimacy( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oaths and Greed in Tacitus' Histories by Nicholas M Dee( )

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

In Tacitus⁰́₉ treatment of the various military conflicts of 69-70 CE, the military oath of allegiance (sacramentum) assumes tremendous significance throughout. The historian pointedly begins his narrative with Galba⁰́₉s failure to properly compensate his soldiers for their loyalty. This expectation of financial reward for swearing allegiance, a phenomenon which I call the ⁰́₋sacramentum-donativum contract⁰́₊, arose earlier in the Julio-Claudian period and is still, in Tacitus⁰́₉ view, the bedrock of the soldier-emperor relationship in 69. Vespasian and his close supporter Mucianus appreciate this contract and understand the vital role the sacramentum ought to play, as the rise of the Flavian challenge in the east demonstrates. Yet, notably, it is instead the brutal and greedy campaign of Antonius Primus that allows for Flavian rule. In Histories 4, after the civil wars have officially ended, Julius Civilis and his fellow rebel Batavians prove adept at administering oaths in order to garner support and subvert loyalties, thereby forcing Roman (and reader) to reckon with the source of Flavian power. The extant text ends with no guarantees that the new regime will ever strike the correct balance between a soldier⁰́₉s greed and an emperor⁰́₉s demand for loyalty. In fact, there is every indication that no full reconciliation is on the horizon
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Alternative Names
Antony Augoustakis born:1950

Augoustakis, Antonios

Augoustakis, Antonios 1950-

Augoustakis Antonios C.

Augoustakis, Antonios C. 1950-

Augustakēs, Antōnēs

Augustakēs, Antōnēs 1950-

English (126)

Latin (2)