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Meineck, Peter 1967-

Works: 48 works in 224 publications in 1 language and 5,993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  History  Mythological plays  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Director, Producer, Adapter, Speaker
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Meineck
Classical mythology : the Romans by Peter Meineck( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome grew from a tiny community of small hill villages near the River Tiber in central Italy to one of the most powerful empires the world has seen. By the middle of the second century CE, Rome had a population of 1.5 million; Alexandria, in Egypt, 500,000; and Londinium, in Briton, 30,000. How was this possible? Military power, colonial organization, superior technology, infrastructure, and a cohesive economic system all played parts, but the very idea of Rome was born from mythology
Greek drama : tragedy and comedy by Peter Meineck( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of one ancient city 2500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of Western drama, including opera, film, television, comedy, and dance. This course examines the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and provides a set of analytical tools for developing an appreciation of this important genre
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks."--Container
The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff’s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features foot-of-the-page notes, an Introduction, stage directions and a translation characterized by its clarity, accuracy, and power
Aristophanes 1 : Clouds, Wasps, Birds by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally adapted for the stage, Peter Meineck's revised translations achieve a level of fidelity appropriate for classroom use while managing to preserve the wit and energy that led The New Yorker to judge his Clouds ""The best Greek drama we've ever seen anywhere, "" and The Times Literary Supplement to describe his Wasps as ""Hugely enjoyable and very, very funny."" A general Introduction, introductions to the plays, and detailed notes on staging, history, religious practice and myth combine to make this a remarkably useful teaching text
Classical mythology : the Greeks by Peter Meineck( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Peter Meineck examines in detail the far-reaching influence of Greek myths on Western thought and literature. The nature of myth and its importance to ancient Greece in terms of storytelling, music, poetry, religion, cults, rituals, theatre, and literature are viewed through works ranging from Homer's Illiad and Odyssey to the writings of Sophocles and Aeschylus. These lectures are an entertaining guide to Greek mythology and a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the American Translators Association 2000 Lewis Galantire Award. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Company, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teaches Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts
The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha. Although present-day (like ancient Greek) opinion on the real Socrates diverges widely, six classic texts that any informed judgment of him must take into account appear together, for the first time, in this volume. Those of Plato and Xenophon appear in new, previously unpublished translations that combine accuracy, accessibility, and readability; that of Aristophanes' Clouds offers these same qualities in an unbowdlerized translation that captures brilliantly the bite of Aristophanes' wit. An Introduction to each text and judicious footnotes provide crucial background information and important cross-references.--Publisher's description
Women in classical Greek drama( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presentation of powerful women in Medea, Antigone, and Lysistrata is contrasted with the circumscribed role of women in Athenian society by six university professors. Film clips from notable productions support this discussion
Combat trauma and the ancient Greeks by Peter Meineck( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of what we now term 'combat trauma' are well represented in the literature of the Ancient Greeks: the madness of Heracles, the rage of Achilles, the suicide of Ajax, the isolation of Philoctetes, and the trials of Odysseus, to name a few. Much of the narrative of the Greek world, particularly Athens, reflects a preoccupation with the consequences of violence and war. In this book, a diverse group of scholars, who specialize in different aspects of ancient Greek culture, explore how the Greeks responded to war and the various manifestations of 'post-traumatic stress' and 'combat stress injury' in ancient Greek culture
The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This line-for-line translation of Aristophanes' best-known comedy features an Introduction on Old Comedy, and the place of Clouds and Aristophanic comedy within it. Footnotes and more detailed endnotes further distinguish this edition of a play famous for its caricature of Socrates and of the ""new learning.""
Four tragedies by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Electra plays by Aeschylus( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Meineck is Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics, New York University, and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Idaho. Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin. Justina Gregory is Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, Smith College
Aristophanes' Frogs by Aristophanes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance of an adaptation of the Greek play. The god Dionysus decides that all the great tragedians are dead, so he goes with his servant to Hades to bring back Aeschylus. Euripides objects, so a trial is held to determine which is the greater playwright
Theatrocracy : Greek drama, cognition, and the imperative for theatre by Peter Meineck( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines classical Greek theatre, asking how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural and political force. Meineck approaches Greek theatre from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as an embodied live enacted event, and analyses how different performative elements acted upon audiences to create absorbing narrative action, emotional intensity, intellectual reflection and empathy. This was the key to the transformative artistic and social power that enabled Greek drama to advance alternate viewpoints. He also explores what the model of Greek drama can reveal about live theatre's value in cultural, social and political discourse today."--
Philoctetes by Sophocles( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's Sophocles: Four Tragedies, this riveting translation by Peter Meineck of Sophocles' Philoctetes features a new Introduction by Paul Woodruff
The Routledge handbook of classics and cognitive theory by Peter Meineck( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the application of cognitive theory to the study of the classical world, across several interrelated areas including linguistics, literary theory, social practices, performance, artificial intelligence and archaeology. With contributions from a diverse group of international scholars working in this exciting new area, the volume explores the processes of the mind drawing from research in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology, and interrogates the implications of these new approaches for the study of the ancient world. Topics covered in this wide-ranging collection include: cognitive linguistics applied to Homeric and early Greek texts, Roman cultural semantics, linguistic embodiment in Latin literature, group identities in Greek lyric, cognitive dissonance in historiography, kinesthetic empathy in Sappho, artificial intelligence in Hesiod and Greek drama, the enactivism of Roman statues and memory and art in the Roman Empire. This ground-breaking work is the first to organize the field, allowing both scholars and students access to the methodologies, bibliographies and techniques of the cognitive sciences and how they have been applied to classics
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Oedipus, King of Thebes, realized he had married his own mother and had two sons and two daughters with her, he blinded himself and cursed his sons to divide their kingdom by the sword. The two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, in order to avoid bloodshed, agreed to rule Thebes in alternate years. After the first year, Eteocles refused to step down, leading Polynices to raise an army of Argives captained by the eponymous Seven to take Thebes by force. This is where Aeschylus' tragedy starts
Aristophanes' Birds by Aristophanes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of an adaptation of the Greek play. In this play, Aristophanes satirizes the weaknesses of man and his institutions. Two disgruntled citizens, Euelpides and Pisthetaerus, seek to escape the pettiness of life in Athens by dwelling among the birds. They convince the birds that they were once sovereign over the earth, and should reclaim their supremacy by building a kingdom of their own which excludes the gods and invites all men to join the birds and acquire wings
Aeschylus' Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation for the stage of Aeschylus' drama about love and war and a curse upon a family
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Aristophanes 1 : Clouds, Wasps, Birds
Aristophanes 1 : Clouds, Wasps, BirdsThe OresteiaThe trials of Socrates : six classic textsThe cloudsFour tragediesThe Electra plays
Alternative Names
Peter Meineck American theatre director and academic

Peter Meineck direutor de teatru estauxunidense

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