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Olson, S. Douglas

Overview
Works: 171 works in 571 publications in 6 languages and 10,695 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Poetry  Stories, plots, etc  Manuscripts  Parodies, imitations, etc  Hymns  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other, Author of introduction, wac, Annotator, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S. Douglas Olson
Broken laughter : select fragments of Greek comedy by S. Douglas Olson( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text comprises important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary, an introduction discussing the history of comic genre, a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence and a translation of the fragments
Ancient comedy and reception : essays in honor of Jeffrey Henderson by S. Douglas Olson( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection provides an overview of the reception history of a major literary genre from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. Looking first at Athenian comic poets and comedy in the Roman Empire, the volume goes on to discuss Greco-Roman comedy's reception throughout the ages. It concludes with a look at the modern era, taking into account literary translations and stage productions as well as modern media such as radio and film
Inscriptional records for the dramatic festivals in Athens : IG II2 2318-2325 and related texts by Douglas Olson( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IG II2 2318-2325 represent the most substantial surviving body of evidence for the institutional history of the Athenian dramatic festivals from their establishment at the end of the 6th century BCE to their disappearance sometime in the mid- to late 100s. Mills and Olson offer a completely updated text of the inscriptions
Homer's Iliad : the Basel commentary by Magdalene Stoevesandt( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 780 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"--Provided by publisher
The histories by Polybe( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main part of Polybius's history covers the years 264-146 BC. It describes the rise of Rome to the destruction of Carthage and the domination of Greece by Rome--Publisher's description
Homer's Iliad : the Basel commentary by Marina Coray( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army. It is here the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Acharnians' is generally regarded as one of Aristophanes' most brilliant surviving comedies. Here, S. Douglas Olson offers a complete, scholarly edition of the play. The text and apparatus are based on a fresh examination of the papyri and manuscripts
Blood and iron : stories and storytelling in Homer's Odyssey by S. Douglas Olson( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blood and Iron is an exploration of the role of gossip, rumor and storytelling in the society depicted in the Odyssey and in the real world in which the poem was performed. It includes extensive analysis of Homeric narrative technique, with particular attention to the way the singer creates tension in a largely traditional tale."--BOOK JACKET. "Individual chapters treat discrete, generally very traditional literary and historical problems, including the significance of the term kleos, the presentation of Telemachos, the internal chronology of the poem, the nature of Homeric kingship, and the role of violence in the ancient Greek family."--BOOK JACKET. "The book will be of importance for anyone interested in the literary content or storytelling technique of Homeric epic, as well for historians of the late Dark Ages."--Jacket
Archestratos of Gela : Greek culture and cuisine in the fourth century BCE : text, translation, and commentary by Archestratus( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition is based on a fresh examination of the manuscripts and is the first to combine an authoritative critical text of the fragments with a translation, a detailed philological and historical commentary, and an extensive introduction situating the poem in its literary, social, and cultural context."--Jacket
Thesmophoriazusae by Aristófanes( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae ('Women at the Thesmophoria Festival') was performed in Athens in 411 B.C., most likely at the City Dionysia, and is among the most brilliant of the poet's eleven surviving comedies. Thesmophoriazusae is the story of the crucial moment in a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays and are holding a meeting at one of their secret festivals to set a penalty for his crimes. Rather than infiltrate the Thesmophoria himself, Euripides turns for help first to the effeminate tragic poet Agathon, and then, when Agathon refuses to cooperate, to a bumbling old relative ('Inlaw'), who is shaved, depilated, dressed in women's clothes, and sent off to argue on Euripides' behalf. Inlaw promptly makes a mess of things and is captured, and most of the second half of the play consists of his increasingly desperate attempts to get free by means of parodies of Euripides' Telephos, Palamedes, Helen, and Andromeda. Thesmophoriazusae is a brilliantly inventive comedy, full of wild slapstick humour and devastating literary parody, and is a basic source for questions of gender and sexuality in late 5th-century Athens and for the popular reception of Euripidean tragedy. Austin and Olson offer a new popular reception of Euripidean tragedy. Austin and Olson offer a new text of the play based on a fresh examination of the papyri and manuscripts, and a detailed commentary covering a wide range of literary, historical, and philological issues. The extensive introduction includes sections on the date and historical setting of the play; the Thesmophoria festival; the handling of Euripidean tragedy; staging (including a discussion of the Wurzburg Telephos krater); Thesmophoriazusae II; the textual tradition; and the history of modern critical work on the text. All Greek in the introduction and commentary not cited for technical reasons is translated, making much of the edition accessible to general scholarly readers."--BOOK JACKET
Aristophanes Peace by S. Douglas Olson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes' Peace was performed at the City Dionysia in Athens in 421 B.C. as a decade-long war with Sparta seemed finally to be drawing to an end, and is one of only eleven extant plays by the greatest Old Comic poet. Olson's edition of the play, which replaces Platnauer's of 1969, is based on a complete new collation of the manuscripts, many of which have never been adequately reported before. The extensive commentary explores matters of all sorts, but it focuses in particular on the realities of day-to-day life in classical Athens and also examines the practical problems of staging. The substantial introduction includes essays on Aristophanes' early career, the politics of the Greek world in the late 420s, and the poet's theology
Matro of Pitane and the tradition of epic parody in the fourth century BCE : text, translation, and commentary by Matron( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric hymn to Aphrodite and related texts : text, translation and commentary by S. Douglas Olson( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a complete text of the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite in parallel Greek and English translation, with textual commentary. Nine related minor hymns are also included
Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Aristophanes' 'Peace' includes commentary focusing on the realities of life in classical Athens and examines the practical problems of staging. The introduction examines Aristophanes' early career and the politics of the Greek world
Aristophanes : Wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Iliad : the Basel Commentary : Book III by Martha Krieter-Spiro( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus, a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, and reveals just how much in love Paris and Helen are in spite of internal and external conflicts --
The learned banqueters by Athenaeus( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Learned Banqueters (late-2nd century CE), Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature. The work provides quotations from works now lost, and preserves information about wide range of information about Greek culture
The learned banqueters by Athenaeus( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The Learned Banqueters', Athanaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature
Homer's Iliad : the Basel commentary by Marina Coray( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army. It is here the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans
 
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The historiesThe AcharniansBlood and iron : stories and storytelling in Homer's OdysseyArchestratos of Gela : Greek culture and cuisine in the fourth century BCE : text, translation, and commentaryThesmophoriazusaeAristophanes PeaceMatro of Pitane and the tradition of epic parody in the fourth century BCE : text, translation, and commentaryPeace
Alternative Names
Douglas Olson, S. 1957-

Douglas Olson, Stuart

Douglas Olson, Stuart 1957-

Olsen, S. Douglas

Olson, Douglas.

Olson, S. D.

Olson, S. D. 1957-

Olson, S. Douglas

Olson, S. Douglas 1957-

Olson, Stuart Douglas.

Olson, Stuart Douglas 1957-

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