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Harrison, S. J.

Works: 79 works in 489 publications in 4 languages and 16,443 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  Biography  History  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PA6825, 873.01
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Most widely held works by S. J Harrison
Generic interfaces in Latin literature : encounters, interactions and transformations by Theodore D Papanghelis( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume pursues a key topic in the current study of Latin literature - the way in which literary texts of all periods in Latin, while usually written in an identifiable genre, characteristically allude to and interact with other genres. It pushes research forward by providing a broad range of studies concentrating on the polyphonic nature of Latin literary texts, both exemplifying recent theoretical advances and suggesting further lines of argument. It will appeal to classical scholars, students of classical literature and literary scholars in general
Living classics : Greece and Rome in contemporary poetry in English( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores the extensive use of Latin and Greek literary texts in a range of recent poetry written in English. It contains both contributions from poets, who include Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley, talking about their uses of classical literature in their own work in lyric poetry and in theatre poetry, and essays from academic experts on the same topics. Living Classics asks why contemporary poets are returning to making versions of and allusions to Greek and Roman literature in their work, and interrogates the parallel interest of modern classical scholars in the contemporary reception of classical texts. --
Apuleius : a Latin sophist by S. J Harrison( )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the first general account of the works of the Latin writer Apuleius, most famous for his great novel the `Metamorphoses' or `Golden Ass'. Living in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was more than an author; he was an orator and professional intellectual, Platonist philosopher, extraordinary stylist, relentless self-promoter, as well as a versatile author of a remarkably diverse body of other work, much of which is lost to us
A companion to Latin literature by Stephen Harrison( )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritative account of Latin literature from its beginnings in the third century B.C. through to the end of the second century A.D." "The volume provides the reader with a comprehensive reference for Latin literature. It includes a narrative history, an overview of all major genres, and coverage of key themes - all written by experts in their fields." "As an invaluable resource for the student, the book also includes dictionary entries on Latin authors, a chronological chart of political and literary history, and a large annotated bibliography. The volume thus combines the virtues of a discursive literary history and a general reference book."--Jacket
The poetry of pathos : studies in Virgilian epic by Gian Biagio Conte( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Virgil's 'Aeneid' by a celebrated scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry. Gian Biaggio Conte focuses on the way in which Virgil reworks earlier poetry (especially that of Homer) to create a new and effective mode of epic in a period when the genre appeared to be debased or exhausted
Roman drama and its contexts by Stavros Frangoulidis( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman plays have been well studied individually (even including fragmentary or spurious ones more recently). However, they have not always been placed into their 'context', though plays (just like items in other literary genres) benefit from being seen in context. This edited collection aims to address this issue: it includes 33 contributions by an international team of scholars, discussing single plays or Roman dramatic genres (including comedy, tragedy and praetexta, from both the Republican and imperial periods) in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship to works in other literary genres, the historical and social situation, the intellectual background or the later reception. Overall, they offer a rich panorama of the role of Roman drama or individual plays in Roman society and literary history. The insights gained thereby will be of relevance to everyone interested in Roman drama or literature more generally, comparative literature or drama and theatre studies. This contextual approach has the potential of changing the way in which Roman drama is viewed
Expurgating the classics : editing out in Greek and Latin by Bloomsbury Publishing( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first collection to be devoted to this subject, a distinguished cast of contributors explores expurgation in both Greek and Latin authors in ancient and modern times. The major focus is on the period from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, with chapters ranging from early Greek lyric and Aristophanes through Lucretius, Horace, Martial and Catullus to the expurgation of schoolboy texts, the Loeb Classical Library and the Penguin Classics. The contributors draw on evidence from the papers of editors, and on material in publishing archives. The introduction discusses the different types of expurgation, and how it differs from related phenomena such as censorship"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
Virgil, the Aeneid by K. W Gransden( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide offers a complete account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid, and discusses Virgil's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. The volume examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and analyzes the poem's status as the central classical work of European culture. The guide to further reading has been updated and will prove an invaluable resource."--Jacket
Classical constructions : papers in memory of Don Fowler, classicist and epicurean( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Horace by S. J Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed primarily at students and non-specialists, this companion to Horace presents a fresh assessment of the poet, his work, its themes and its reception
Fictional traces : receptions of the ancient novel by Marília P Futre Pinheiro( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of the reception of the ancient novel and of its literary and cultural heritage is one of the most appealing issues in the story of this literary genre. In no other genre has the vitality of classical tradition manifested itself in such a lasting and versatile manner as in the novel. However, this unifying, centripetal quality also worked in an opposite direction, spreading to and contaminating future literatures. Over the centuries, from Antiquity to the present time there have been many authors who drew inspiration from the Greek and Roman novels or used them as models, from Cervantes to Shakespeare, Sydney or Racine, not to mention the profound influence these texts exercised on, for instance, sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Italian, Portuguese and Spanish literature. Volume I is divided into sections that follow a chronological order, while Volume II deals with the reception of the ancient novel in literature and art
Oxford readings in Vergil's Aeneid by S. J Harrison( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics in the modern world : a 'democratic turn'? by Lorna Hardwick( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Classics in the Modern World' explores the features and implications of a 'democratic turn' in modern perceptions of the ancient world. Exploring the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, it enables a wider re-evaluation of the role of classics in the modern world
Characterisation in Apuleius' Metamorphoses : nine studies( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first volume dedicated to the topic of characterisation in Apuleius' Metamorphoses, the Latin novel from the second century CE. The subject has not been ignored in recent scholarship on individual characters in the work, but the lack of an earlier general overview of the topic reflects the general history of scholarship on the Metamorphoses. Literature on Apuleius' novel until the 1960s centred around the issue of his general literary quality, and some key scholars held distinctly low estimates of Apuleius' talents. Since 1970, most critics have seen Apuleius as a conscious and effective literary artist, and this is reflected in the emergence of this volume. The volume's contributors are a distinguished collection of international scholars, many of whom have worked together on the long-established Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius, a project which is currently coming to completion. No ideological line has been imposed, and contributors have been free to offer their thoughts on how the text of the novel presents particular characters, including divine ones. The volume covers the whole of the novel and all the significant characters, and will constitute a substantial contribution to the interpretation of the most important Latin novel to survive complete from the ancient world."_Contracub
Oxford readings in the Roman novel( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology presents a new selection from the most significant articles on the Roman novels of Apuleius and Petronius that have been published, in German and Italian as well as English, over the last thirty years. The introduction by Stephen Harrison provides a general assessment of the scholarly work written about these texts from the 1900s, and sets the papers usefully into context. All major Latin and Greek quotations are translated into English, except those from the novels themselves."--Jacket
Generic enrichment in Vergil and Horace by S. J Harrison( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is firmly focused on interpreting particular stretches of text, often familiar ones, and presents a series of case studies rather than a vast inclusive account. It begins with an outline of generic theory ancient and modern as a basis for the argument, suggesting how different poetic genres and their partial presence in each other can be detected in the Latin poetry of the first century BC."--Jacket
The art of biography in Antiquity by Tomas Hägg( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the whole spectrum of Greek and Roman biography, which explores the virtues and vices of philosophers, statesmen and poets
Homage to Horace : a bimillenary celebration( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects together seventeen new pieces on the Roman poet Horace, all specially written for the volume by scholars of international reputation. The book is intended both as a celebration of the bimillenary of Horace's death, and to mark the retirement of Professor R.G.M. Nisbet, noted Horatian scholar, from the Corpus Christi Chair of Latin at Oxford. Almost half the contributions deal with Horace's Odes, treating individual poems and general issues such as structure and historical background. There are also pieces on the Epodes, the Satires, and the Epistles. A third of the collection deals with general Horatian issues such as the poet's social status, his treatment of politics, and the later reception of his poetry. An introduction sets the volume in the context of contemporary Horatian scholarship, and there are indexes and a full bibliography
Texts, ideas, and the classics : scholarship, theory, and classical literature( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vergil, Aeneid 10 : with introduction, translation, and commentary by Stephen J Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth book of Vergil's Aeneid contains some of the poem's most dramatic war narrative and yet has been unjustly neglected by Vergilian scholars. Making the text accessible to the modern reader, this book provides a full introduction examining the literary aspects of Aeneid 10, notes on the text and translation, a discussion of the major interpretational problems of the Aeneid raised in Book 10, and a facing English translation of the text for those with little or no knowledge of Latin. The first major commentary to deal exclusively with Book 10, this work will be invaluable to all interested in the great Roman epic. --
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Living classics : Greece and Rome in contemporary poetry in English
Apuleius : a Latin sophistA companion to Latin literatureThe poetry of pathos : studies in Virgilian epicVirgil, the AeneidClassical constructions : papers in memory of Don Fowler, classicist and epicureanThe Cambridge companion to HoraceOxford readings in Vergil's AeneidOxford readings in the Roman novel
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Harrison, S. J.

Harrison, S. J. 1960-

Harrison, Stephen

Harrison, Stephen 1960-

Harrison, Stephen J.

Harrison, Stephen J. 1960-

Harrison, Stephen John.

Harrison, Stephen John 1960-

Stephen J. Harrison britischer Klassischer Philologe

Stephen J. Harrison Brits klassiek filoloog

Stephen John Harrison