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Hardie, Philip R.

Works: 51 works in 284 publications in 5 languages and 6,030 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries  Epic poetry  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Creator, ed
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
Publication Timeline
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 held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ovid was one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity, and arguably the single most influential ancient poet for post-classical literature and culture. In this Cambridge Companion, chapters by leading authorities from Europe and North America discuss the backgrounds and contexts for Ovid, the individual works, and his influence on later literature and art. Coverage of essential information is combined with exciting critical approaches. This Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about Ovid, and as a series of stimulating essays for students of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition
Virgil by Philip R Hardie( Book )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virgil's Aeneid : Cosmos and imperium by Philip R Hardie( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical literary careers and their reception by Philip R Hardie( )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 570 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"--
The epic successors of Virgil : a study in the dynamics of a tradition by Philip R Hardie( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Lucretius by Stuart Gillespie( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 472 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
Ovid's poetics of illusion by Philip R Hardie( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ovid's poetry is haunted obsessively by a sense both of the living fullness of the texts and of the emptiness of these 'insubstantial pageants'. This major study touches on the whole of Ovid's output, from the Amores to the exile poetry, and is the first overarching treatment of illusionism and the textual conjuring of presence in the corpus. Modern critical and theoretical approaches, accompanied by close readings of the individual passages, examine the topics from the points of view of poetics and rhetoric, aesthetics, the psychology of desire, philosophy, religion and politics. There are also case studies of the reception of Ovid's poetics of illusion in Renaissance and modern literature and art
Aeneid by Virgil( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin text, with Latin-English vocabulary and notes in English
Lucretian receptions : history, the sublime, knowledge by Philip R Hardie( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 233 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 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last Trojan hero : a cultural history of Virgil's Aeneid by Philip R Hardie( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 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
Rumour and renown : representations of Fama in western literature by Philip R Hardie( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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 )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homo viator : classical essays for John Bramble ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virgil, Aeneid, Book IX by Philip R Hardie( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eclogues by Virgil( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and Latin and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virgil's first work is comprised of ten pastoral poems, in which the rustic life is celebrated through the conversations of amiable shepherds
The Georgics by Virgil( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and Latin and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, the Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, and the poet-farmer Peter Fallon restores to life the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape. - ;'A countryman cleaves earth with his crooked plough. Such is the labour. of his life. So he sustains his native land ... '. Virgil's affectionate poem of the land does not admit brief excerpts, any more than the labour of the farmer can easily be shortened. His verse, descriptive and narrative, brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Full of betrayal, heartache, seduction, elation, and violence, the Aeneid is the great founding epic of the Roman empire. Its pages speak of the Roman vision of self, the Roman ideal of what it meant to be a citizen of the world's greatest power"
Aeneid, Books I-II by Virgil( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Hardie, Philip.
Hardie Philip 1952-....
Hardie, Philip Russell.
Hardie, Philip Russell 1952-