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Vian, Francis

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Most widely held works by Francis Vian
Les argonautiques orphiques by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica, composed in the third century B.C.E., is the epic retelling of Jason's quest for the golden fleece. Along with his contemporaries Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius refashioned Greek poetry to meet the interests and aesthetics of a Hellenistic audience, especially that of Alexandria in the Ptolemaic period following Alexander's death. In this carefully crafted work of 5,835 hexameter verses in four books, the author draws on the preceding literary traditions of epic (Homer), lyric (Pindar), and tragedy (especially Euripides) but creates an innovative and complex narrative that includes geography, religion, ethnography, mythology, adventure, exploration, human psychology, and, most of all, the coming of age and love affair of Jason and Medea. It greatly influenced Roman authors such as Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid, and was imitated by Valerius Flaccus. This new edition of the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library offers a fresh translation and an improved text."--Front inside flap of dust jacket
The fall of Troy by Quintus( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Bd. 1: Bücher 1-4; Bd. 2: Bücher 5-9; Bd. 3: Bücher 10-14
Dionysiaca by Nonnus( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths completely redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of St. John's Gospel
Les origines de Thébes; Cadmos et les Spartes by Francis Vian( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in French and English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautiques : chant III by Apollonius( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Répertoire des gigantomachies figurées dans l'art grec et romain by Francis Vian( Book )

23 editions published in 1951 in French and Italian and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La guerre des géants : le mythe avant l'époque hellénistique by Francis Vian( Book )

18 editions published in 1952 in French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur les Posthomerica de Quintus de Smyrne by Francis Vian( Book )

11 editions published in 1959 in French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexique de Quintus de Smyrne by Francis Vian( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la tradition manuscrite de Quintus de Smyrne by Francis Vian( Book )

10 editions published in 1959 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Suite d'Homère. livres X-XIV by Quintus( Book )

20 editions published between 1669 and 2003 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautiques by Apollonius( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Suite d'Homère. Livres I-IV by Quintus( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Francis Vian Frans hoogleraar (1917-2008)

Francis Vian französischer Gräzist

Francis Vian French classical philologist and university teacher (1917-2008)

Francis Vian grecista francese

Francis Vian helléniste français

Vian, F. 1917-2008

Vian, Francis

Vian, Francis, 1917-

Vian, François

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