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Most, Glenn W.

Works: 339 works in 966 publications in 9 languages and 17,546 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Handbooks and manuals  History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Epic poetry  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Publishing director, Proofreader
Classifications: PA3975, 938
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Most widely held works by Glenn W Most
Ancient anger : perspectives from Homer to Galen by Susanna Morton Braund( )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together a number of significant new studies, by authors from different disciplines and countries, on literary, philosophical, medical, and political aspects of ancient anger from Homer until the Roman imperial period. It studies some of the most important ancient sources and provides a paradigmatic selection of approaches to them, and should stimulate further research on this important subject in a number of fields."--Jacket
Doubting Thomas by Glenn W Most( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh look at the Gospel of John reveals how little we may really understand about this most perplexing of biblical figures, and how much we might learn from the strange twists and turns Thomas's story has taken over time. From the New Testament, Most traces Thomas's permutations through the centuries: as Gnostic saint, missionary to India, paragon of Christian orthodoxy, hero of skepticism, and negative example of doubt, blasphemy, stupidity, and violence. Rife with paradoxes and tensions, these creative transformations at the hands of storytellers, theologians, and artists tell us a great deal about the complex relations between texts and their interpretations--and about faith, love, personal identity, the body, and twins, among other matters.--From publisher description
The classical tradition by Anthony Grafton( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus' sirens to an ambulance's? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. Arranged alphabetically from Academy to Zoology, the essays - designed and written to serve scholars, students, and the general reader alike - show how the Classical tradition has shaped human endeavors from art to government, mathematics to medicine, drama to urban planning, legal theory to popular culture. At once authoritative and accessible, learned and entertaining, comprehensive and surprising, and accompanied by an extensive selection of illustrations, this guide illuminates the vitality of the Classical tradition that still surrounds us today
Caligula : a biography by Aloys Winterling( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of his palace into a brothel, and committed incest with his sisters. He wanted to make his horse a consul. Torture and executions were the order of the day. Both modern and ancient interpretations have concluded from this alleged evidence that Caligul
Prolegomena to Homer, 1795 by F. A Wolf( )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subjects Wolf addressed have dominated Homeric scholarship for almost two centuries. Especially important were his analyses of the history of writing and of the nature of Alexandrian scholarship and his consideration of the composition of the Homeric poems--which set the terms for the analyst/unitarian controversy. His exploration of the history of the transmission of the text in antiquity opened a new field of research and transformed conceptions of the relations of ancient and modern culture. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Hesiod by Hesiod( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, which completes the new Loeb Classical Library edition of Hesiod, contains The Shield and extant fragments of other poems, including the Catalogue of Women, that were attributed to Hesiod in antiquity. None of these is now thought to be by Hesiod himself, but all have considerable literary and historical interest. The Catalogue of Women is a systematic presentation in five books of a large number of Greek legendary heroes and episodes, organized according to the genealogy of the heroes' mortal mothers. The Shield provides a Hesiodic counterpoint to the shield of Achilles in the Iliad, with Heracles as the protagonist. The volume concludes with a comprehensive index to the complete edition."--Jacket
Early Greek philosophy( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The works of the early Greek philosophers are not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and the whole of ancient philosophy, but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This nine-volume edition presents all the major fragments from the sixth to the fourth centuries BC."--
The Poetics of murder : detective fiction and literary theory( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on the Derveni papyrus by André Laks( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Derveni Papyrus is one of the most interesting new texts from the ancient Greek world to have been discovered in this century. It is the oldest literary papyrus ever found, and one of the very few from Greece itself. The eschatological doctrines and an allegorical commentary on an Orphic theogony in terms of Presocratic physics which it contains make it a uniquely important document for the history of ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and literary criticism." "This book is the first to have been published on the text. It includes a full and reliable translation of the Papyrus together with a range of articles by leading European and American classicists who are internationally recognized experts in Greek religion and philosophy."--Jacket
Métaphysique by Theophrastus( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The measures of praise : structure and function in Pindar's Second Pythian and Seventh Nemean odes by Glenn W Most( Book )

19 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canonical texts and scholarly practices : a global comparative approach by Anthony Grafton( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of richly documented case studies, experts in many textual traditions examine the ways in which important texts were preserved, explicated, corrected, and used for a variety of purposes. The authors describe the multiple ways in which scholars in different cultures have addressed some of the same tasks, revealing both radical differences and striking similarities in textual practices across space, time and linguistic borders. This volume shows how much is learned when historians of scholarship, like contemporary historians of science, focus on earlier scholars' practices, and when Western scholarly traditions are treated as part of a much larger, cross-cultural inquiry
The genesis of Lachmann's method by Sebastiano Timpanaro( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing Timpanaro's extraordinary talent as a textual critic and world-class scholar, this book will be indispensable to classicists, textual critics, biblical scholars, historians of science, and literary theorists."--Jacket
The concept of presocratic philosophy : its origin, development, and significance by André Laks( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we talk about Presocratic philosophy, we are speaking about the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself. But what exactly does it mean to talk about "Presocratic philosophy" in the first place? How did early Greek thinkers come to be considered collectively as Presocratic philosophers? In this brief book, André Laks provides a history of the influential idea of Presocratic philosophy, tracing its historical and philosophical significance and consequences, from its ancient antecedents to its full crystallization in the modern period and its continuing effects today. Laks examines ancient Greek and Roman views about the birth of philosophy before turning to the eighteenth-century emergence of the term "Presocratics" and the debates about it that spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He analyzes the intellectual circumstances that led to the idea of Presocratic philosophy--and what was and is at stake in the construction of the notion. The book closes by comparing two models of the history of philosophy--the phenomenological, represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer, and the rationalist, represented by Ernst Cassirer--and their implications for Presocratic philosophy, as well as other categories of philosophical history. Other figures discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Diogenes Laertius, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Nietzsche, Max Weber, and J.-P. Vernant. Challenging standard histories of Presocratic philosophy, the book calls for a reconsideration of the conventional story of early Greek philosophy and Western rationality
Collecting fragments = Fragmente sammeln by Glenn W Most( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles I-II by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editing texts = Texte edieren by Glenn W Most( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides V includes the plays?The Bacchae,? translated by William Arrowsmith;?Iphigenia in Aulis,? translated by Charles R. Walker;?The Cyclops,? translated by William Arrowsmith; and?Rhesus,? translated by Richmond Lattimore. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides? Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles?s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life
Commentaries = Kommentare by Glenn W Most( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disciplining classics = Altertumswissenschaft als Beruf by Glenn W Most( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Doubting Thomas
Doubting ThomasThe classical traditionCaligula : a biographyHesiodStudies on the Derveni papyrusThe genesis of Lachmann's methodEditing texts = Texte edieren
Alternative Names
Glenn W. Most American classicist and philologist

Glenn W. Most Amerikaans onderwijzer

Glenn W. Most amerikansk lærar

Glenn W. Most amerikansk lærer

Glenn W. Most amerikansk lärare

Glenn W. Most bandarískur fornfræðingur

Glenn W. Most philologue americain

Glenn W. Most US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

Glenn Warren Most filologo classico e docente statunitense

Glenn Warren Most filologo classico e docente universitario statunitense

Most, Glenn 1952-

Most, Glenn W.

Most, Glenn Warren 1952-

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