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Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Works: 139 works in 619 publications in 6 languages and 21,780 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  History  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry  Reviews  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor, ed, jt
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Bernard Knox
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 3,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The Norton book of classical literature by Bernard Knox( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 300 pieces of classical literature, primarily Greek but also some Roman
The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus by Sophocles( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
The heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedy by Bernard Knox( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classics by Bernard Knox( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illuminating book, Bernard Knox raises questions both fundamental and timely: Should the ancient Greeks - "the oldest dead white European males "--And all they stand for be kept alive in our collective memory? Is their legacy at all relevant to the way we live now?" "Multiculturalism and its accompanying reevaluation of Western history and culture have brought with them a heightened sense of the strangeness - the "otherness" - of the Greeks. Modern scholarship has relentlessly exposed the blind adoration of earlier generations and concentrated, in Knox's words, on "the dark underside of what the Victorians hailed as the Greek Miracle." So much of what the Greeks were and did seems, today, positively alien at best. (In the title essay Knox explores the ritual of sacrifice, the Greek sense of self, the institution of slavery, and the inferior position of women in Greek society.)" "Yet for all their flaws, the ancient Greeks literally invented philosophy, the theater, the concept of a national literature, competitive athletics, political theory, rhetoric and oratory, biology, zoology, atomic theory - one could go on. And through the Sophists they invented the very idea of the humanities, a group of studies that came into being "as an education for democracy, a training in free citizenship."" "We cannot simply discard what the recent critical examination of the ancient Greeks has unearthed. But we cannot at the same time forget - and Bernard Knox brings his immense learning and crystalline prose to bear in helping all of us remember - their astonishing originality, their central importance, and all that we have learned (and continue to learn) from them."--Jacket
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true
Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard Knox( Book )

34 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word and action : essays on the ancient theater by Bernard Knox( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket
Greek literature by P. E Easterling( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers Greek literature through the end of the stable period of Greco-Roman civilization in the third century A.D. Looks at early Greek poetry, drama, philosophy, history, oratory, and the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, Odysseus meets the challenges of gods and monsters
Backing into the future : the classical tradition and its renewal by Bernard Knox( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who has brought the world of ancient Greece and Rome to life for the uninitiated reader and scholar alike
Essays ancient and modern by Bernard Knox( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of how the Greeks sailed to take back Helen and defeat the Trojans
The Cambridge history of classical literature by University of Cambridge( Book )

82 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in The Cambridge History of Classical Literature studies the revolutionary movement represented by the more creative of the Hellenistic poets, and finally the very rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period, with rhetoric and the novel contributing a distinctive flavour to the culture of the time
Oedipus at Thebes : Sophocles' tragic hero and his time by Bernard Knox( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's epic in which Greek hero Odysseus makes his long and treacherous journey home after the Trojan War, while his son Telemachos and wife Penelope are forced to scheme to protect his throne until his return
The Aeneid by Virgil( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and German and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bernard Knox Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1914-2010)

Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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The Norton book of classical literatureThe Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; OedipusThe heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedyThe oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classicsOedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. CriticismThe OdysseyGreek literatureThe Odyssey