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Graf, Fritz

Works: 388 works in 960 publications in 9 languages and 11,285 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Collector, Commentator, Author of introduction, wst, Illustrator, Inventor, dgs, Artist, Translator, Creator
Classifications: BL782, 292.13
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Most widely held works by Fritz Graf
Greek mythology : an introduction by Fritz Graf( Book )

62 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources, and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists
Antike Mythen : Medien, Transformationen und Konstruktionen by Christine Walde( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions by respected European and American scholars from the field of classical and religious studies are collected in this volume. It is a representative selection of contemporary research on myths, the forms they can take, and their transformation
Homers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar ; auf der Grundlage der Ausgabe von Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913) by Homer( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prolegomena provide an introduction to a better understanding of Homer's text itself and the manner of commentary on it. Contents: On the history of commentaries on the Iliad (Latacz) - History of the text (West) - Formulaic language and oral tradition (Latacz)- Grammar (Wachter) - Metre (Nünlist) - Actors (Graf/Stoevesandt) - Plot and chronological structure with diagrams (Latacz) - narrative technique (de Jong/Nünlist) - Index of Mycenaean words in the Iliad, with brief explanations (Wachter). The third edition has been fully re-edited and contains an up-to-date bibliography
Magic in the ancient world by Fritz Graf( Book )

49 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Greeks and Romans often turned to magic to achieve personal goals. Magical rites were seen as a route for direct access to the gods, for material gains as well as spiritual satisfaction. In this survey of magical beliefs and practices from the sixth century B.C.E. through late antiquity, Fritz Graf sheds new light on ancient religion. Graf explores the important types of magic in Greco-Roman antiquity, describing rites and explaining the theory behind them. And he characterizes the ancient magician: his training and initiation, social status, and presumed connections with the divine world. With trenchant analysis of underlying conceptions and vivid account of illustrative cases, Graf gives a full picture of the practice of magic and its implications. He concludes with an evaluation of the relation of magic to religion
Ritual texts for the afterlife : Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets by Fritz Graf( )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. These texts, dating from the late fifth century BCE to the second century CE, have been part of the scholarly debate on ancient afterlife beliefs since the end of the nineteenth century. Recent finds and analysis of the texts have reshaped our understanding of their purpose and of the perceived afterlife. The tablets belonged to those who had
Apollo by Fritz Graf( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollo is a comprehensive study of the Greek god in all his aspects, from the first attestations of his myth and worship to his reception in modern European and American culture. Fritz Graf uses literary texts, inscriptions, and archaeological finds to develop the complex image of a young god who was central to Greek culture, both in the way the Greeks themselves perceived him and as later ages looked at the Greeks. Apollo was the god of what the Greeks called mousikē, a combination of song, lyre music, and dance. He was the god of divination: as Zeus' favorite son, he had direct access to the mind of Zeus and was willing to reveal this knowledge to humans. He was the god of healing: as a healer he arrived in Rome and from there in the Western provinces of the Roman Empire. He was the god of the young male citizen and through them the protector of all citizens of a Greek city-state. He has ties to the Ancient Near East, but he is no Eastern god brought to Greece; he became important in Etruria, Italy, and the Roman West. -- back cover
Roman festivals in the Greek East : from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era by Fritz Graf( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study explores the development of ancient festival culture in the Greek East of the Roman Empire, paying particular attention to the fundamental religious changes that occurred. After analysing how Greek city festivals developed in the first two Imperial centuries, it concentrates on the major Roman festivals that were adopted in the Eastern cities and traces their history up to the time of Justinian and beyond. It addresses several key questions for the religious history of later antiquity: who were the actors behind these adoptions? How did the closed religious communities, Jews and pre-Constantinian Christians, articulate their resistance? How did these festivals change when the empire converted to Christianity? Why did emperors not yield to the long-standing pressure of the Church to abolish them? And finally, how did these very popular festivals - despite their pagan tradition - influence the form of the newly developed Christian liturgy?"--
Eleusis und die orphische Dichtung Athens in vorhellenistischer Zeit by Fritz Graf( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythos in mythenloser Gesellschaft : das Paradigma Roms by Fritz Graf( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansichten griechischer Rituale : Geburtstags-Symposium für Walter Burkert, Castelen bei Basel, 15. bis 18. März 1996 by Fritz Graf( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einleitung in die lateinische Philologie by Mary Beard( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and Italian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erschliessung der Antike : kleine Schriften zur Literatur der Griechen und Römer by Joachim Latacz( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Lauf des rollenden Jahres : Zeit und Kalender in Rom by Fritz Graf( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priene by Luigi Canina( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended for scholar and layman alike. To complement its wide-ranging architectural themes, Priene includes an introductory historical note, a chapter on sculpture and pottery, illustrative appendices, an extensive bibliography and fine quality drawings that use the most up-to-date electronic software to process data from the original research material. The results are unique: colour is used to suggest a more naturalistic view of architectural elements; differing interpretations of monuments are juxtaposed; and separate tables relating to the orders of the major buildings are clearly presented."--Jacket
Einleitung in die lateinische Philologie / unter Mitwirkung von Mary Beard [and others] ; herausgegeben von Fritz Graf( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottesnähe und Schadenzauber : die Magie in der griechisch-römischen Antike by Fritz Graf( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nordionische Kulte : religionsgeschichtliche und epigraphische Untersuchungen zu den Kulten von Chios, Erythrai, Klazomenai und Phokaia by Fritz Graf( Book )

16 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar (Basler Kommentar/BK) by Homer( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary on the 6th book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of two episodes which have received a great deal of scholarly attention: the encounter between Diomedes and Glaukos, which surprisingly ends with an exchange of weapons and not a duel, and the series of scenes 'Hector in Troy', which reveal the hero's conflicting roles as defender of the city and father of his family
Klassische Antike und neue Wege der Kulturwissenschaften : Symposium Karl Meuli (Basel, 11.-13. September 1991) by Symposium Karl Meuli( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in German and Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanderungen( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanderungen - gezielter oder zielloser Ortswechsel als Folge einer freien Entscheidung aus Sehnsucht nach dem Fremden oder Überdruss am Eigenen, aber auch als Folge von Vertreibung und Not - gehören zum Menschen, seit es ihn gibt; und mit dem Menschen wandern Dinge und wandern Gedanken, und beide verwandeln andere Menschen und andere Gedanken so, wie sie sich selber wandernd verwandeln können. Wanderung ist dabei eingespannt in eine Polarität von Bereicherung und Bedrohung, von Gewinn an Selbsteinsicht und Verlust des Eigenen, denn menschliches Wandern ist letztlich eine Sache des Kopfes und nicht der Füsse. Die in diesem Band seit der Erneuerung von Eranos zusammengestellten Beiträge gehen das Thema unter allen denkbaren Blickwinkeln an. Gemeinsam ist ihnen zum einen die Besinnung auf die Wanderung als eine Grundkonstante menschlicher Existenz, zum anderen der offene Blick auch aus einer fernen Vergangenheit auf die gegenwärtige Befindlichkeit des Menschen in eine Epoche, die vielleicht wie keine andere durch die Wanderungen von Menschen und Ideen gekennzeichnet ist, und wo sich die Ambivalenz dieses Wanderns in aller Schärfe zeigt
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Magic in the ancient world
Antike Mythen : Medien, Transformationen und KonstruktionenHomers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar ; auf der Grundlage der Ausgabe von Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913)Magic in the ancient worldRitual texts for the afterlife : Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold TabletsApolloPrieneHomers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar (Basler Kommentar/BK)
Alternative Names
Fritz Graf filologo classico svizzero

Fritz Graf filoloog uit Zwitserland

Fritz Graf Schweizer Klassischer Philologe

Fritz Graf Swiss philologist, archaeologist, historian of religion and classical philologist

Graf, F. 1944-

Graf, Fr. 1944-

거라푸, 푸리츠 1944-

격랍부, 불리자 1944-

그라프, 프리츠 1944-