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Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Overview
Works: 259 works in 720 publications in 5 languages and 26,749 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Epic poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Legends  Essays  Literary criticism  Epic poetry, Latin  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Narrator, ed
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Bernard Knox
The three Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,246 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 )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2,051 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
Virgil : a collection of critical essays by Steele Commager( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly commentaries on Virgil's theme of eternal death and renewal in nature and the world of men
Oedipus at Thebes : Sophocles' tragic hero and his time by Bernard Knox( )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and held by 1,947 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 Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1,788 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
The Norton book of classical literature( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 300 pieces of classical literature, primarily Greek but also some Roman
The heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedy by Bernard Knox( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 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 )

27 editions published between 1079 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true
Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard Knox( Book )

31 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket
Greek literature( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of 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
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 801 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
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 759 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 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Knox, "the foremost classicist of our time" (Maynard Mack), presents a collection of illuminating essays on diverse topics, united by their common defense of the classics, by their common concern that renewal and innovation go hand in hand with tradition, and by Knox's wit, humanity, and elegant prose. Backing into the Future opens with a group of essays on individual "Poets and Heroes" of antiquity (exploring such topics as Homer's masterly psychological insight
Essays ancient and modern by Bernard Knox( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 532 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
The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, "The Iliad" tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 362 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
 
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The OdysseyOedipus at Thebes : Sophocles' tragic hero and his timeThe IliadThe Norton book of classical literatureThe heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedyThe oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classicsWord and action : essays on the ancient theaterOedipus the King
Alternative Names
Bernard Knox

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

Knox, Bernard.

Knox, Bernard 1914-

Knox Bernard 1914-2010

Knox, Bernard M.

Knox, Bernard M. 1914-2010

Knox, Bernard M.W.

Knox, Bernard M. W. 1914-2010

Knox, Bernard MacGregor

Knox, Bernard MacGregor 1914-2010

Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker

Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker 1914-2010

Knox, Mac Gregor

MacGregor Walker Knox, Bernard

MacGregor-Walker-Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

McGregor-Walker-Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Walker Knox, Bernard MacGregor

Walker Knox, Bernard MacGregor 1914-2010

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