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Kowalzig, Barbara

Works: 10 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 2,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Barbara Kowalzig
A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study by Serge J-F Levy( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully illustrated anthology celebrates eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research. Featuring essays by current and former members and faculty along with photographs by Serge J-F. Levy, this book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom, and comradeship that is a hallmark of this unique community of scholars. Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and supports fundamental research in the sciences and humanities--the original, often speculative thinking that can transform how we understand our world. Albert Einstein was among the first in a long line of brilliant thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They include Kurt Gdel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This volume offers an intimate portrait in words and images of a storied institution that might best be described as a true academic village. The personal reflections collected here - written by leading figures from across the disciplines - bring this exceptional academic institution and its history vibrantly to life. The contributors to this anthology are Sir Michael Atiyah, Chantal David, Freeman Dyson, Jane F. Fulcher, Peter Goddard, Barbara Kowalzig, Wolf Lepenies, Paul Moravec, Joan Wallach Scott, and David H. Weinberg
Singing for the gods : performances of myth and ritual in archaic and classical Greece by Barbara Kowalzig( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singing for the Gods develops a new approach towards an old question in the study of religion - the relationship of myth and ritual. Focusing on ancient Greek religion, Barbara Kowalzig exploits the joint occurrence of myth and ritual in archaic and classical Greek song-culture. She shows how choral performances of myth and ritual, taking place all over the ancient Greek world in the early fifth century BC, help to effect social and political change in their own time. Religious song emerges as integral to a rapidly changing society hovering between local, regional, and panhellenic identities and between aristocratic rule and democracy. Drawing on contemporary debates on myth, ritual, and performance in social anthropology, modern history, and theatre studies, this book establishes Greek religion's dynamic role and gives religious song-culture its deserved place in the study of Greek history
Dithyramb in context( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dithyramb, a choral song associated mostly with the god Dionysos, is the longest-surviving form of collective performance in Greek culture, lasting in its shifting shapes from the seventh century BC into late antiquity. Yet it has always stood in the shadow of its more glamorous relations - tragedy, comedy, and the satyr-play. This volume, with contributions from international experts in the field, is the first to look at dithyramb in its entirety, understanding it as an important social and cultural phenomenon of Greek antiquity. Dithyramb in Context explores the idea that the dithyramb is much more than a complex poetic form: the history of the dithyramb is a history of changing performance cultures which form part of a continuous social process. How the dithyramb functions as a marker, as well as a carrier, of social change throughout Greek antiquity is expressed in themes as various as performance and ritual, poetics and intertextuality, music and dance, and history and politics. Drawing together literary critics, historians of religion, archaeologists, epigraphers, and historians, this volume applies a wide historical and geographical framework, scrutinizing the poetry and, for the first time, giving due weight to the evidence of epigraphy and the visual arts
Singing for the gods by Barbara Kowalzig( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dance of the muses : choral theory and ancient Greek poetics by A. P David( Book )

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

This book develops an authentic and at the same time revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It departs from the abstract metrical analyses of the past in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic elements of poetry as integral to the whole expression, and decisive in the interpretation of its meaning. David offers a thoroughgoing treatment of Homeric poetics: here some remarkable discoveries in the harmonic movement of epic verse, when combined with some neglectedfacts about the origin of the hexameter in a 'dance of the Muses', lead to essential new thinking about the genes
Animal-shaped vessels from the ancient world : feasting with gods, heroes, and kings by Susanne Ebbinghaus( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vessels shaped as bulls, lions, birds, donkeys, and other animals were routinely used to pour and drink liquids at feasts throughout the ancient world. Bringing together animal-shaped vessels from Asia, the Mediterranean, the Near and Far East, and the Americas, this fascinating cross-cultural study is the first large-scale consideration of this phenomenon. Experts from around the world reveal how these entertaining, often extremely lifelike vessels functioned not only as feasting paraphernalia but also as ritual implements, symbols of social status, and objects of artistic exchange and experimentation. Taking up questions ranging from the mechanics of drinking from such unwieldy containers to considerations of what the preference for these shapes says about the nature of human-animal relationships, this books uses a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to offer a unique window onto the experiences of the individuals and communities who raised up these magnificent objects in pleasure and in praise
Artists and actors : iconography and performance in ancient Greece( Visual )

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

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "The Art of Ancient Greek Theater" and the staging of Sophocles' "Elektra" at the Getty Villa, this symposium considers the artistic evidence for dramatic performance in ancient Athens as well as Greek and local settlements in southern Italy. Drawing on objects featured in the exhibition, distinguished international scholars investigate the historical context for theatrical performance and its relation to the creation of some of the most vivid art from the ancient world. Choral, tragic, and comic performance inspired a diverse and iconographically complex reaction from vase painters in Athens and south Italy from the middle of the sixth century to the third quarter of the fourth century B.C. At the same time, vases and marble reliefs fashioned as devotional markers of distinction provide a view into the social context of performance in antiquity, while the production of bronze and terracotta masks and statuettes offers unique insights into the spread of comedy from Greece to Rome
Singing for the gods : aetiological myth, ritual and locality in Greek choral poetry of the late archaic period by Barbara Kowalzig( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Community of Scholars: Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study by Institute for Advanced Study( Book )

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

Mapping out Communitas performance of Theōria in their sacred and politcal context by Barbara Kowalzig( )

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

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A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study
Singing for the gods : performances of myth and ritual in archaic and classical GreeceThe dance of the muses : choral theory and ancient Greek poetics
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