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Dover, K. J. (Kenneth James) 1920-2010

Works: 161 works in 1,046 publications in 14 languages and 17,959 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Commentator, în
Classifications: HQ76.3.G8, 938
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Most widely held works about K. J Dover
Most widely held works by K. J Dover
Greek homosexuality by K. J Dover( Book )

92 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included
Ancient Greek literature by Duofo( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"K.J. Dover and three other classical scholars have collaborated in writing this new historical survey of Greek literature from 700 B.C. to 550 A.D. The book concentrates on the principal authors and quotes many passages from their work in translation, to allow the reader to form his own impression of its quality. Attention is drawn both to the elements in Greek literature and attitudes to life which are unfamiliar to us, and to the elements which appeal most powerfully to succeeding generations. Although it is recognized that this appeal lies above all in the most creative and inventive period (700-300 B.C.), an account is given of the eight hundred years which followed, which saw the results of earlier inspirations. Poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, science, philosophy and oratory are all examined through the available literature." [Back cover]
Greek popular morality in the time of Plato and Aristotle by K. J Dover( Book )

56 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanic comedy by K. J Dover( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Dover's newest book is designed for those who are interested in the history of comedy as an art form but who are not necessarily familiar with the Greek language. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are treated as representative of a genre. Old Attic Comedy, which was artistically and intellectually homogeneous and gave expression to the spirit of Athenian society in the late fifth and early fourth centuries B.C. Aristophanes is regarded primarily not as a reformer or propagandist but as a dramatist who sought, in competition with his rivals, to win the esteem both of the general public and of the cultivated and critical minority. He succeeded in this effort by making people laugh, and the book pays more attention than has generally been paid to the technical means, whether of language or of situation, on which Aristophanes' humor depends. Particular emphasis is laid on his indifference-positively assisted by the physical limitations of the Greek theatre and the conditions of the Athenian dramatic festivals-to the maintenance of continuous "dramatic illusion" or to the provision of a dramatic event with the antecedents and consequences which might logically be expected. More importance is attached to Aristophanes' adoption of popular attitudes and beliefs, to his creation of uninhibited characters with which the spectators could identify themselves, and to his acceptance of the comic poet's traditional role as a mordant but jocular critic of morals, than to any identifiable and consistent elements in his political standpoint
The Greeks : from the BBC television series by Christopher Burstall and Kenneth Dover by K. J Dover( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the Greeks lived, especially 500 to 300 B.C. Presents the Greek attitudes toward the gods, man, and matter
A historical commentary on Thucydides by A. W Gomme( Book )

53 editions published between 1945 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysias and the corpus Lysiacum by K. J Dover( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek word order by K. J Dover( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium by Plato( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platons Symposion
The evolution of Greek prose style by K. J Dover( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select poems by Theocritus( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptions of the ancient Greeks( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owls to Athens : essays on classical subjects presented to Sir Kenneth Dover( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek and the Greeks : language, poetry, drama by K. J Dover( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical age( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the accomplishments of the Greek classical age from 500 B.C. to the death of Alexander in 323 B.C., including Greek art, literature, and philosophy, linking the classical age to basic elements of Western civilization
The rivals of Aristophanes : studies in Athenian old comedy by David Harvey( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to the scarcity of surviving texts by other poets, it is easy to forget that Aristophanes wrote for competition and that rivalry was an important component in the rhetoric of his comedies, especially Clouds and Knights . This important study, comprising 26 essays by leading international scholars presented at a conference held at the Institute of Classical Studies in London in 1996, aims to promote a better understanding of Aristophanes' work by assessing that of his many rivals, including Cratinus, Hermippus and Eupolis, who regularly triumphed over Aristophanes at major civic festivals
Marginal comment : a memoir by K. J Dover( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Dover, K. J.

Dover, K. J. 1920-2010

Dover, K. J. (Kenneth James)

Dover, Kenneth.

Dover, Kenneth 1920-2010

Dover, Kenneth J.

Dover, Kenneth J. 1920-2010

Dover, Kenneth James

Kenneth Dover britischer Historiker, Autor und Hochschullehrer

Kenneth Dover Brits n/a (1920-2010)

Kenneth Dover filologo classico britannico

Довер, Кеннет Джеймс

Кеннет Довер


ドーヴァー, K. J

ドーバー, ケネス

Ancient Greek literatureGreek popular morality in the time of Plato and AristotleAristophanic comedyThe Greeks : from the BBC television series by Christopher Burstall and Kenneth DoverA historical commentary on ThucydidesGreek word orderSymposiumThe evolution of Greek prose style