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Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Overview
Works: 187 works in 767 publications in 5 languages and 27,123 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Epic poetry, Greek  Legends  Tragedies (Drama)  Essays  Literary criticism  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Narrator, ed
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Bernard Knox
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,644 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 Iliad by Homer( Book )

49 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 3,434 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 three Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 2,256 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 : Sophocles' tragic hero and his time by Bernard Knox( )

25 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and held by 2,126 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
Virgil : a collection of critical essays by Steele Commager( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly commentaries on Virgil's theme of eternal death and renewal in nature and the world of men
The Norton book of classical literature( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,678 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 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1,175 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 1,163 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 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
Greek literature by P. E Easterling( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 1,089 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
Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard Knox( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 765 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 )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 684 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of how the Greeks sailed to take back Helen and defeat the Trojans
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 379 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 by Walter Burkert( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid by Virgil( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 282 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 )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome. This is the only modern work of this scope; it embodies the very considerable advances made by recent classical scholarship, and reflects too the increasing sophistication and vigour of critical work on ancient literature. The literature is presented throughout in the context of the culture and the social and hisotircal processes of which it is an integral part. The overall aim is to offer an authoritative work of reference and appraisal for one of the world's greatest continuous literary traditions. The work is divided into two volumes, each with a similar and broadly chronological structure. Among the special features are important introductory chapters by the General Editors on 'Books and Readers', discussing the conditions under which literature was written and read in antiquity. There are also extensive Appendices or Authors and Works giving detailed factual information in a convenient form. Technical annotation is otherwise kept to a minimum, and all quotations in foreign languages are translated
 
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The Odyssey
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The IliadThe three Theban playsOedipus at Thebes : Sophocles' tragic hero and his timeThe Norton book of classical literatureThe heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedyWord and action : essays on the ancient theaterThe oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classicsOedipus 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)

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

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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

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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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