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Hardie, Philip R.

Works: 64 works in 367 publications in 5 languages and 8,375 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Epic poetry, Latin  History  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Epic poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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Most widely held works by Philip R Hardie
The Cambridge companion to Ovid by Philip R Hardie( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid was one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity and an influential ancient poet for post-classical literature and culture. This text discusses the backgrounds and contexts for Ovid and his influence on later literature and art
Virgil's Aeneid : Cosmos and imperium by Philip R Hardie( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores Virgil's poetic and mythical transformation of Roman imperialist ideology. The Romans saw an analogy between the ordered workings of the natural universe and the proper functioning of their own expanding empire; between orbis and urbs. In combining this cosmic imperialism with the military and panegyrical themes proper to epic, Virgil draws on a number of traditions: the notion that the ideal poet is a cosmologer; the use of allegory to extract natural-philosophical truths from mythology and poetry (especially Homer); the poetic use of hyperbole and the 'universal expression'. Virgil's imagination is dominated by the cosmological poem of Lucretius; the "Aeneid", like the "De rerum natura", is a poem about the universe and how man should live in it, but Virgil's constant inversion of Lucretian values makes of him an anti-Lucretius. Recent criticism has tended to stress the pessimistic and private sides of the "Aeneid"; but any easy conclusion that the poet was at heart anti-Augustan is precluded by the depth and detail with which he develops the imperialist themes discussed in this book
Virgil by Philip R Hardie( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume ... provides an introduction to Virgil's three major works, a survey of changing critical approaches to the poems during the twentieth century, and a bibliographical guide for further study. A final section on tyle, language and metre offers a case-study in a close reading of a section of the Aeneid. The book communicates a sense of why reading Virgil mattes and how the study of this author is always open to new ideas and fresh insights. No knoledge of Latin is presumed"-- Back cover
The epic successors of Virgil : a study in the dynamics of a tradition by Philip R Hardie( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book is a study of the epic tradition of the early Roman empire and specifically of the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus and Silius Italicus. It explores the use they made of Virgil's Aeneid, an epic interpreted not just as a monument to the heroic construction of the principate, but also as a problematical text that challenged succeeding epic poets to a reworking of the issues that it dramatised: the possibility of establishing a lasting age of peace, the relation between power and the sacred, the difficulties of distinguishing between good and its evil parodies, anxiety about imperial and poetic succession. The author draws on modern critical and theoretical approaches to argue for the vitality and interest of works which have all too often been relegated to a second division of literary history
Ovid's poetics of illusion by Philip R Hardie( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book will interest students and scholars of Latin and later European literatures. All foreign languages are accompanied by translations."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Lucretius( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an accessible but thought-provoking introduction to one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius. Contributors discuss Lucretius' 'De Rerum Natura' in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 376 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
The last Trojan hero : a cultural history of Virgil's Aeneid by Philip R Hardie( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I sing of arms and of a man: his fate had made him fugitive: he was the first to journey from the coasts of Troy as far as Italy and the Lavinian shores.' The resonant opening lines of Virgil's 'Aeneid' rank among the most famous and consistently recited verses to have been passed down to later ages by antiquity. And after the 'Odyssey' and the 'Iliad', Virgil's masterpiece is arguably the greatest classical text in the whole of Western literature. This sinuous and richly characterised epic vitally influenced the poetry of Dante, Petrarch and Milton. The doomed love of Dido and Aeneas inspired Purcell, while for T.S. Eliot Virgil's poem was 'the classic of all Europe'. The poet's stirring tale of a refugee Trojan prince, 'torn from Libyan waves' to found a new homeland in Italy, has provided much fertile material for writings on colonialism and for discourses of ethnic and national identity. The 'Aeneid' has even been viewed as a template and a source of philosophical justification for British and American imperialism and adventurism. In his major new book Philip Hardie explores the many remarkable afterlives - ancient, medieval and modern - of the 'Aeneid' in literature, music, politics, the visual arts and film -- Dust jacket
Lucretian receptions : history, the sublime, knowledge by Philip R Hardie( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, one of the greatest Latin poems, worked a powerful fascination on Virgil and Horace, and continued to be an important model for later poets in antiquity and after, including Milton. This innovative set of studies on the reception of Lucretius is organized round three major themes: history and time, the sublime, and knowledge. The De Rerum Natura was foundational for Augustan poets' dealings with history and time in the new age of the principate. It is also a major document in the history of the sublime; Virgil and Horace engage with the Lucretian sublime in ways that exercised a major influence on the sublime in later antique and Renaissance literature. The De Rerum Natura presents a confident account of the ultimate truths of the universe; later didactic and epic poets respond with varying degrees of certainty or uncertainty to the challenge of Lucretius' Epicurean gospel"--Provided by publisher
Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumour and renown : representations of Fama in western literature by Philip R Hardie( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Latin word fama means 'rumour', 'report', 'tradition', as well as modern English 'fame' or 'renown'. This magisterial and groundbreaking study in the literary and cultural history of rumour and renown, by one of the most influential living critics of Latin poetry, examines the intricate dynamics of their representations from Homer to Alexander Pope, with a focus on the power struggles played out within attempts to control the word, both spoken and written. Central are the personifications of Fama in Virgil and Ovid and the rich progeny spawned by them, but the book focuses on a wide range of genres other than epic, and on a variety of modes of narrating, dramatising, critiquing, and illustrating fama. Authors given detailed readings include Livy, Tacitus, Petrarch, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Milton"--
Ovidian transformations : essays on the Metamorphoses and its reception( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of classical reception in English literature( Book )

in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo viator : classical essays for John Bramble( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil : critical assessments of classical authors( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and Latin and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical literary careers and their reception( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a wide-ranging collection of essays on ancient Roman literary careers and their reception in later European literature, with contributions by leading experts. Starting from the three major Roman models for constructing a literary career - Virgil (the rota Vergiliana), Horace and Ovid - the volume then looks at alternative and counter-models in antiquity: Propertius, Juvenal, Cicero and Pliny. A range of post-antique responses to the ancient patterns is examined, from Dante to Wordsworth, and including Petrarch, Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Dryden and Goethe. These chapters pose the question of the continuing relevance of ancient career models as ideas of authorship change over the centuries, leading to varying engagements and disengagements with classical literary careers. The volume also considers other ways of concluding or extending a literary career, such as bookburning and figurative metempsychosis"--Provided by publisher
Lucretius and the early modern( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rediscovery in the fifteenth century of Lucretius's 'De Rerum Natura was a challenge to received ideas. This poem offered a vision of the creation of the universe, the origins and goals of human life and the formation of the state, all without reference to divine intervention. This collection of essays demonstrates the sophisticated ways in which some readers assimilated the poem to theories of natural law and even natural theology, while others were both attracted to Lucretius's subversiveness and dissociated themselves from him
Augustan poetry and the irrational( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The establishment of the Augustan regime presents itself as the assertion of order and rationality in the political, ideological, and artistic spheres, after the disorder and madness of the civil wars of the late Republic. But the classical, Apollonian poetry of the Augustan period is fascinated by the irrational in both the public and private spheres. There is a vivid memory of the political and military furor that destroyed the Republic, and also an anxiety that furor may resurface, that the repressed may return. Epic and elegy are both obsessed with erotic madness: Dido experiences in her very public role the disabling effects of love that are both lamented and celebrated by the love elegists. Didactic (especially the Georgics) and the related Horatian exercises in satire and epistle, offer programmes for constructing rational order in the natural, political, and psychological worlds, but at best contain uneasily an ever-present threat of confusion and backsliding, and for the most part fall short of the austere standards of rational exposition set by Lucretius. Dionysus and the Dionysiac enjoy a prominence in Augustan poetry and art that goes well beyond the merely ornamental. The person of the emperor Augustus himself tests the limits of rational categorization. Augustan Poetry and the Irrational contains contributions by some of the leading experts of the Augustan period as well as a number of younger scholars. An introduction which surveys the field as a whole is followed by chapters that examine the manifestations of the irrational in a range of Augustan poets, including Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and the love elegists, and also explore elements of post-classical reception
Metamorfosi by Ovid( Book )

in Italian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustan poetry and the irrational( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Augustan Poetry and the Irrational', with contributions by some of the leading experts of the Augustan period as well as a number of younger scholars, examines the manifestations of the irrational in a range of Augustan poets, including Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and the love elegists, and also explores elements of post-classical reception
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The Cambridge companion to Ovid
Alternative Names
Hardie, Philip.

Hardie Philip 1952-....

Hardie, Philip Russell.

Hardie, Philip Russell 1952-

Philip Hardie britischer klassischer Philologe

Philip Hardie British classical philologist

Philip Hardie Brits klassiek filoloog

Virgil's Aeneid : Cosmos and imperiumVirgilThe epic successors of Virgil : a study in the dynamics of a traditionOvid's poetics of illusionThe Cambridge companion to LucretiusThe AeneidLucretian receptions : history, the sublime, knowledgeParadox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture