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Bernstein, Neil W. 1973-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 60 publications in 3 languages and 4,013 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Military history  Poetry  Bibliography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PA6050, 873.01093552
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil W Bernstein
In the image of the ancestors : narratives of kinship in Flavian epic by Neil W Bernstein( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only four Roman epic poems survive from the Flavian period (69-96 A.D.): Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica, Statius's Thebaid and Achilleid, and Silius Italicus's Punica. Neil W. Bernstein argues that these poems contain depictions of kinship that are significantly different from those found in earlier epics, and examines these representations in the context of the social, political, and aesthetic changes of the early Imperial period." "The author analyses various kinds of kinship, including biological relationships, elective relationships such as marriage and adoption, and the symbolic bonds of social and political allegiances, to illuminate the complex ways in which the Roman upper class asserted their status with or without noble lineage. A fresh and fascinating look at not only Roman poetry but the epic tradition itself, In the Image of the Ancestors is essential reading for classicists and literary historians."--Jacket
Ethics, identity, and community in later Roman declamation by Neil W Bernstein( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical training was the central component of an elite Roman man's education. Controversiae (declamations), imaginary courtroom speeches in the character of a fictional or historical individual, were the most advanced exercises in the standard rhetorical curriculum. The 'Major Declarations' is a collection of 19 full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to Quintilian but most likely composed by a group of authors in the second and third centuries CE. This book is devoted exclusively to the 'Major Declamations' and its reception in later European literature
Seneca: Hercules furens by Neil W Bernstein( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Hercules furens -- Major themes in Hercules furens -- Monster-slayer, moral exemplar, and madman: Hercules' ancient roles -- Hercules furens and Seneca's career -- Performance and reception
Silius italicus, punica 2 by Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and Latin and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silius Italicus' Punica, a Latin epic poem on the second Punic war written at the end of the first century CE, is one of the few Roman historical epics to survive from antiquity. This volume represents the first full-length scholarly commentary in any language on Book 2 of the seventeen-book epic and accompanies a recent resurgence in scholarly interest in the Punica. It includes an extensive introduction to the poem's historical and literary contexts, along with the fullLatin text and apparatus criticus, English translation, and detailed line-by-line commentary. The introduction situates Silius in historiographical and literary tradition, while the commentary addresses a broad range of textual, linguistic, literary, and cultural topics. Discussion ofintertextuality focuses especially on the poem's adaptation of earlier epic tradition, including the poems of Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, and Statius. The text and apparatus criticus have been updated since the publication of Josef Delz's Teubner edition of the Punica in 1987 toinclude a much more comprehensive account of emendation history. The result is a keenly focused and cutting-edge critical edition that will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Silius Italicus and the Punica for years to come
Punica 2 by Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus( )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silius Italicus' 'Punica', a Latin epic poem on the second Punic war written at the end of the first century CE, is one of the few Roman historical epics to survive from antiquity. This volume represents the first full-length scholarly commentary in any language on Book 2 of the 17-book epic and accompanies a recent resurgence in scholarly interest in the Punica. It includes an extensive introduction to the poem's historical and literary contexts, along with the full Latin text and apparatus criticus, English translation, and detailed line-by-line commentary
After 69 CE - writing civil war in Flavian Rome by Writing about Civil War in Flavian Rome( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fall of Nero and the civil wars of 69 CE ushered in an era scarred by the recent conflicts; Flavian literature also inherited a rich tradition of narrating nefas from its predecessors who had confronted and commemorated the traumas of Pharsalus and Actium. Despite the present surge of scholarly interest in both Flavian literary studies and Roman civil war literature, however, the Flavian contribution to Rome's literature of bellum ciuile remains understudied. This volume shines a spotlight on these neglected voices. In the wake of 69 CE, writing civil war became an inescapable project for Flavian Rome: from Statius's fraternas acies and Silius's suicidal Saguntines to the internecine narratives detailed in Josephus's Bellum Iudaicum and woven into Frontinus's exempla, Flavian authors' preoccupation with civil war transcends genre and subject matter. This book provides an important new chapter in the study of Roman civil war literature by investigating the multi-faceted Flavian response to this persistent and prominent theme"--
Declamation by Neil W Bernstein( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stimulant manes : the ghost in Lucian, Statius, and Silius Italicus by Neil W Bernstein( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] McNelis, Charles: Statius' Thebaid and the poetics of civil war. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007 by Neil W Bernstein( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silius Italicus, "Punica" 2 by Neil W Bernstein( Book )

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

Ethics by Neil W Bernstein( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (Phoenix. Supplementary Volume) by Neil W Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the image of the ancestors : narratives of kinship in Flavian epic by Neil W Bernstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seneca - Hercules Furens: Einleitung, Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar by Neil W Bernstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A pharmakon for boundless love : Theokritos Idylls 2 and 11 by Neil W Bernstein( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rome's arms and breast: claudian, panegyricvs dictvs olybrio et probino consvlibvs 83-90 and its tradition( )

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

Abstract : Claudian's panegyric for Olybrius and Probinus, the young consuls of 395, includes a passage describing Rome armed in the image of the goddess Minerva. Lines 83-90 read as follows:ipsa, triumphatis quae possidet aethera regnis, assilit innuptae ritus imitata Mineruae. nam neque caesariem crinali stringere cultu 85 colla nec ornatu patitur mollire retorto; dextrum nuda latus, niueos exserta lacertos ; audacem retegit mammam laxumque coercens mordet gemma sinum; nodus, qui subleuat ensem, album puniceo pectus discriminat ostro. 90
 
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In the image of the ancestors : narratives of kinship in Flavian epic In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (Phoenix. Supplementary Volume)
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In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (Phoenix. Supplementary Volume)
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Bernstein, Neil 1973-

Bernstein, Neil Warren 1973-

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