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Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Works: 168 works in 595 publications in 8 languages and 21,604 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Epic poetry  Reviews  Fiction  Epic poetry, Greek  Audio adaptations  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor, ed, jt
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Bernard Knox
The Norton book of classical literature by Bernard Knox( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,763 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 by Sophocles( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,525 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
Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard Knox( Book )

52 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 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 heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedy by Bernard Knox( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek literature by University of Cambridge( Book )

94 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in The Cambridge History of Classical Literature studies the revolutionary movement represented by the more creative of the Hellenistic poets, and finally the very rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period, with rhetoric and the novel contributing a distinctive flavour to the culture of the time
The oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classics by Bernard Knox( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 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."--Jacket
Word and action : essays on the ancient theater by Bernard Knox( Book )

23 editions published between 1079 and 1986 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, Odysseus meets the challenges of gods and monsters
Backing into the future : the classical tradition and its renewal by Bernard Knox( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 708 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 )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 535 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( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 298 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
Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocle sept exposés suivis de discussions, Vandœuvres-Genève, 23-28 août 1982 by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Norton book of classical literature
Alternative Names
Bernard Knox Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1914-2010)

Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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Knox, B. M. W. 1914-2010

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

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The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; OedipusOedipus at ThebesThe heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedyGreek literatureThe oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classicsWord and action : essays on the ancient theaterThe OdysseyBacking into the future : the classical tradition and its renewal