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Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Overview
Works: 151 works in 680 publications in 8 languages and 22,011 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Tragedies (Drama)  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor, ed
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Bernard Knox
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

44 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 3,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
Oedipus at Thebes : Sophocles' tragic hero and his time by Bernard Knox( )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud
The Norton book of classical literature by Bernard Knox( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 300 pieces of classical literature, primarily Greek but also some Roman
The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
The heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedy by Bernard Knox( Book )

39 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classics by Bernard Knox( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illuminating book, Bernard Knox raises questions both fundamental and timely: Should the ancient Greeks - "the oldest dead white European males " - and all they stand for be kept alive in our collective memory? Is their legacy at all relevant to the way we live now?" "Multiculturalism and its accompanying reevaluation of Western history and culture have brought with them a heightened sense of the strangeness - the "otherness" - of the Greeks. Modern scholarship has relentlessly exposed the blind adoration of earlier generations and concentrated, in Knox's words, on "the dark underside of what the Victorians hailed as the Greek Miracle." So much of what the Greeks were and did seems, today, positively alien at best. (In the title essay Knox explores the ritual of sacrifice, the Greek sense of self, the institution of slavery, and the inferior position of women in Greek society.)" "Yet for all their flaws, the ancient Greeks literally invented philosophy, the theater, the concept of a national literature, competitive athletics, political theory, rhetoric and oratory, biology, zoology, atomic theory - one could go on. And through the Sophists they invented the very idea of the humanities, a group of studies that came into being "as an education for democracy, a training in free citizenship."" "We cannot simply discard what the recent critical examination of the ancient Greeks has unearthed. But we cannot at the same time forget - and Bernard Knox brings his immense learning and crystalline prose to bear in helping all of us remember - their astonishing originality, their central importance, and all that we have learned (and continue to learn) from them."--BOOK JACKET
Word and action : essays on the ancient theater by Bernard Knox( Book )

26 editions published between 1079 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard Knox( Book )

34 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek literature by P. E Easterling( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1 offers a comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to end of the period of stable Graeco-Roman civilation in the third century A.D. It embodies the advances made by recent classical scholarship and pays particular attention to texts that have become known in modern times. After its success in hardcover, this volume is now being issued in four paperback parts, providing individual texts on early Greek poetry, Greek drama, philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and the Empire. A chapter on books and readers in the Greek world concludes Part 4. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index."--Publisher's description
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

23 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus has unknowingly killed his father, married his mother and had four children by her. The play centers around how the persons react as they become aware of the facts
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great translators of our meets the challenges of gods Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wonderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the "man of twists and turns" meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife's suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom
Backing into the future : the classical tradition and its renewal by Bernard Knox( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who has brought the world of ancient Greece and Rome to life for the uninitiated reader and scholar alike
Essays ancient and modern by Bernard Knox( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Paris of Troy fell in love with Helen of Sparta and took her to his homeland, the princes of Greece launched a fleet of a thousand ships filled with armed men to bring her back. Led by Helen's brother-in-law, Agamemnon, this immense force would besiege Troy for 10 years in a staggering effort to rescue the princess. The Iliad is the story of Achilles, the greatest warrior of this decade-long war, and his desperate but ultimately futile battle against the once magnificent city."
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid by Virgil( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse
The Cambridge history of classical literature by P. E Easterling( Book )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome
Sophocle : sept exposés suivis de discussions by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text in French, English or German
 
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Oedipus at Thebes : Sophocles' tragic hero and his timeThe Norton book of classical literatureThe Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at ColonusThe OdysseyThe heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedyThe oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classicsWord and action : essays on the ancient theaterGreek literature
Alternative Names
Bernard Knox Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1914-2010)

Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

Knox, B.M.W.

Knox, B. M. W. 1914-2010

Knox, B. M. W. (Bernard MacGregor Walker), 1914-2010

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Knox, Bernard M. W. 1914-2010

Knox, Bernard MacGregor.

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Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker.

Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker 1914-2010

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MacGregor Walker Knox, Bernard.

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Walker Knox, Bernard MacGregor.

Walker Knox, Bernard MacGregor 1914-2010

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