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Knox, Bernard 1914-2010

Overview
Works: 126 works in 453 publications in 5 languages and 21,981 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  Epic poetry, Greek  History  Fiction  Reviews  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Narrator, Collaborator, jt , Contributor
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Bernard Knox
The Iliad by Homer ( Book )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,153 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
Oedipus at Thebes Sophocles' tragic hero and his time by Bernard Knox ( Book )
39 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
The three Theban plays by Sophocles ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 2,045 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 Norton book of classical literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 300 pieces of classical literature, primarily Greek but also some Roman
The heroic temper; studies in Sophoclean tragedy by Bernard Knox ( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classics by Bernard Knox ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,232 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."--BOOK JACKET
Oedipus the King by Sophocles ( Book )
22 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 1,188 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
Word and action : essays on the ancient theater by Bernard Knox ( Book )
16 editions published between 1079 and 1986 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek literature by P. E Easterling ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 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 )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 819 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 )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who has brought the world of ancient Greece and Rome to life for the uninitiated reader and scholar alike
The Iliad by Homer ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of how the Greeks sailed to take back Helen and defeat the Trojans
Essays ancient and modern by Bernard Knox ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aeneid by Virgil ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 291 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
Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M. W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aeneid by Virgil ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 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
Sophocle : sept expose╠üs suivis de discussions by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of classical literature by P. E Easterling ( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of classical literature ( )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 80 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
 
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Alternative Names
Knox, B. M. W.
Knox, B. M. W. 1914-2010
Knox, B. M. W. (Bernard MacGregor Walker), 1914-2010
Knox, Bernard.
Knox, Bernard, 1914-
Knox, Bernard M. 1914-2010
Knox, Bernard M. W.
Knox, Bernard M. W. 1914-2010
Knox, Bernard MacGregor 1914-2010
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker 1914-2010
Knox, Mac Gregor
MacGregor-Walker-Knox, Bernard 1914-2010
McGregor-Walker-Knox, Bernard 1914-2010
Walker Knox, Bernard MacGregor 1914-2010
Languages
English (268)
French (9)
German (1)
Latin (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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