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Montiglio, Silvia 1960-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 115 publications in 3 languages and 4,425 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator
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Most widely held works by Silvia Montiglio
Silence in the land of logos by Silvia Montiglio( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silvia Montiglio provides the first comprehensive investigation into silence as a distinctive and meaningful phenomenon in archaic and classical Greece. Arguing that the notion of silence is not a universal given but is rather situated in a complex network of associations and values, Montiglio seeks to establish general principles for understanding silence through analyses of cultural practices, including religion, literature, and law."--Jacket
Philosophy and the ancient novel by International Conference on the Ancient Novel( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers assembled in this volume explore a relatively new area in scholarship on the ancient novel: the relationship between an ostensibly non-philosophical genre and philosophy. This approach opens up several original themes for further research and debate. Platonising fiction was popular in the Second Sophistic and it took a variety of forms, ranging from the intertextual to the allegorical, and discussions of the origins of the novel-genre in antiquity have centred on the role of Socratic dialogue in general and Plato's dialogues in particular as important precursors. The papers in this collection cover a variety of genres, ranging from the Greek and Roman novels to utopian narratives and fictional biographies, and seek by diverse methods to detect philosophical resonances in these texts
From villain to hero : Odysseus in ancient thought by Silvia Montiglio( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Silvia Montiglio "[A] brilliant and important book. ..."--Journal of Religion, on Silence in the Land of Logos "[A]n invigorating reevaluation of both the ancient symbolic landscape and our preconceptions of it." --American Journal of Philology, on Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture Best known for his adventures during his homeward journey as narrated in Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus remained a major figure and a source of inspiration in later literature, from Greek tragedy to Dante's Inferno to Joyce's Ulysses. Less commonly known, but equally interesting, are Odysseus' "wanderings" in ancient philosophy: Odysseus becomes a model of wisdom for Socrates and his followers, Cynics and Stoics, as well as for later Platonic thinkers. From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought follows these wanderings in the world of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, retracing the steps that led the cunning hero of Homeric epic and the villain of Attic tragedy to become a paradigm of the wise man. From Villain to Hero explores the reception of Odysseus in philosophy, a subject that so far has been treated only in tangential or limited ways. Diverging from previous studies, Montiglio outlines the philosophers' Odysseus across the spectrum, from the Socratics to the Middle Platonists. By the early centuries CE, Odysseus' credentials as a wise man are firmly established, and the start of Odysseus' rehabilitation by philosophers challenges current perceptions of him as a villain. More than merely a study in ancient philosophy, From Villain to Hero seeks to understand the articulations between philosophical readings of Odysseus and nonphilosophical ones, with an eye to the larger cultural contexts of both. While this book is the work of a classicist, it will also be of interest to students of philosophy, comparative literature, and reception studies
Love and Providence : recognition in the ancient novel by Silvia Montiglio( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This shift of emphasis is related to the idealization of love typical of the genre. Love itself is recognition and should suffice for lovers to recognize each other. Novelists play with this dictate in a variety of ways, romantically endorsing it or challenging it irreverently. Recognitions of family identity likewise negotiate tradition with innovation, bringing the call of blood, or nature's voice, to bear on the revelation of kinship between family members unknown to each other. The final pages of this book follow the fortunate developments of the motif of blood's call in later literature."--
Wandering in ancient Greek culture by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Archaic period to the Greco-Roman age, the figure of the wanderer held great significance in ancient Greece. In the first comprehensive study devoted to this theme, Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture unearths the many meanings attached to this practice over the centuries. Employing a broad range of literary and philosophical texts, Silvia Montiglio demonstrates how wandering has been conceptualized from Homer's Odysseus - the hero "who wandered much"--In the eighth century B.C.E. to pagan sages of the early Roman Empire." "Examining the act of wandering through many lenses, Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture addresses questions such as: Why did the Greeks associate the figure of the wanderer with the condition of exile? How was the expansion of the world under Rome reflected in the connotations of wandering? Does a person learn by wandering, or is wandering a deviation from the truth? In the end, this matchless volume shows how the transformations that affected the figure of the wanderer coincided with new perceptions of the world and of travel, and invites us to consider its definition and import today."--Jacket
The spell of Hypnos : sleep and sleeplessness in ancient Greek literature by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleep was viewed as a boon by the ancient Greeks: sweet, soft, honeyed, balmy, care-loosening, as the Iliad has it. But neither was sleep straightforward, nor safe. It could be interrupted, often by a dream. It could be the site of dramatic intervention by a god or goddess. It might mark the transition in a narrative relationship, as when Penelope for the first time in weeks slumbers happily through Odysseus' vengeful slaughter of her suitors. Silvia Montiglio's imaginative and comprehensive study of the topic illuminates the various ways writers in antiquity used sleep to deal with major aspects of plot and character development. The author shows that sleeplessness, too, carries great weight in classical literature. Doom hangs by a thread as Agamemnon - in Iphigenia in Aulis - paces, restless and sleepless, while around him everyone else dozes on. Exploring recurring tropes of somnolence and wakefulness in the Iliad, the Odyssey, Athenian drama, the Argonautica and ancient novels by Xenophon, Chariton, Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius, this is a unique contribution to better understandings of ancient Greek writing
The myth of Hero and Leander : the history and reception of an enduring Greek legend by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hero and Leander are the protagonists in a classical tale of epic but tragic love. Hero lives secluded in a tower on the European shore of the Hellespont, and Leander on the opposite side of the passage. Since they cannot hope to marry, the couple resolves to meet in secret: each night he swims across to her, guided by the light of her torch. But the time comes when a winter storm kills both the light and Leander. At dawn, Hero sees her lover's mangled body washed ashore, and so hurls herself from the tower to meet him in death. Silvia Montiglio here shows how and why this affecting story has proved to be one of the most popular and perennial mythologies in the history of the West. Discussing its singular drama, danger, pathos and eroticism, the author explores the origin of the legend and its rich and varied afterlives. She shows how it was used by Greek and Latin writers ; how it developed in the Middle Ages - notably in the writings of Christine de Pizan - and Renaissance ; how it inspired Byron to swim the Dardanelles ; and how it has lived on in representations by artists including Rubens and Frederic Leighton
Wandering in ancient Greek culture by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MYTH OF HERO AND LEANDER by SILVIA MONTIGLIO( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of Hero and Leander : the history and reception of an enduring Greek legend by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hero and Leander are the protagonists in a classical tale of epic but tragic love. Hero lives secluded in a tower on the European shore of the Hellespont, and Leander on the opposite side of the passage. Since they cannot hope to marry, the couple resolves to meet in secret: each night he swims across to her, guided by the light of her torch. But the time comes when a winter storm kills both the light and Leander. At dawn, Hero sees her lover's mangled body washed ashore, and so hurls herself from the tower to meet him in death. Silvia Montiglio here shows how and why this affecting story has proved to be one of the most popular and perennial mythologies in the history of the West. Discussing its singular drama, danger, pathos and eroticism, the author explores the origin of the legend and its rich and varied afterlives. She shows how it was used by Greek and Latin writers; how it developed in the Middle Ages - notably in the writings of Christine de Pizan - and Renaissance; how it inspired Byron to swim the Dardanelles; and how it has lived on in representations by artists including Rubens and Frederic Leighton
Dire le silence au pays du logos by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IN THE CIVILISATION OF ANCIENT GREECE, WHERE SPEAKING OCCUPIED A CENTRAL PLACE IN THE VERY DEFINITION OF HUMAN IDENTITY AND ACTION, SILENCE IS IMBUED WITH DEEP AND CONSEQUENTIAL MEANING : AS A MARK OF EXCLUSION, AS AN ARM OF AGRESSION, AS THE INVISIBLE MESSENGER OF ILL EVENTS. SINCE SILENCE IS ALSO A MAJOR INSTRUMENT OF CUNNING INTELLIGENCE, IT CAN GRANT SUCCES TO THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO ARTICULATE, ACCORDING TO THE IMPELLING KAIROS, SILENCE, WORDS AND ACTION
Sul sonno e sul sognare by Girolamo Cardano( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Il libro di Cardano schiude, per noi moderni che lo leggiamo affascinati e che tanto spesso troaviamo immagini che hanno incantato p turbato qualcuna delle nostri notti, orizzonti che sarebbe riduttivo limitare a una preistoria della psicoanalisi." Franco Cardini "Solo leggendo il sogno non come Fato ma come cosa naturale, segno e congettura sarà possibile a un tempo prevedere e trarre giovamento. I sogni non rivelano gli eventi ma le cause egli eventi e la conoscenza delle cause è la premessa della decisione razionale. Cardano ritiene così che i sogni possano venire decifrati, che lo studio del corpo umano e delle sue funzioni consenta di leggere le corrispondenze tra Uomo e Universo." Giulio Giorello Gerolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576), medico, filosofo, matematico e mago, fu professore di medicina a Pavia e poi a Bologna. Accusato di eresia e imprigionato per la sua produzione scientifica, venne costretto ad abiurare
Sogni by Girolamo Cardano( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘My soul, consider what you should do’: Psychological Conflicts and Moral Goodness in the Greek Novels by Silvia Montiglio( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article examines the purport of conflicts concerned with ethical goodness, as opposed to purely emotional conflicts (“what is the right thing to do?” rather than just, “what pleases me most?”), in the Greek “ideal” novels. It argues that each novel makes idiosyncratic uses of such conflicts in accordance with its narrative techniques and thought-world, that is, the set of values, moral, philosophical and theological, which underlies the characters’ behavior and structures the plot.Silvia Montiglio (PhD École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) is professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University (USA). Her publications include Silence in The Land of Logos (Princeton University Press, 2000), Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture (The University of Chicago Press, 2005) and a number of articles on various subjects, among which Apuleius.   
Storie del presente by Marc Augé( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Love and Providence by Silvia Montiglio( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The End? : the death of Hero and Leander from Antiquity to the rediscovery of Musaeus in Western Europe by Silvia Montiglio( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

STEFAN TILG, Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Novel by Silvia Montiglio( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

TIM WHITMARSH, Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel. Returning Romance by Silvia Montiglio( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recognitions in the ancient novel( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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