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Dewar, Michael (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 3 languages and 1,123 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Commentator
Classifications: NA2515, 720
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Dewar
Vitruvius: the ten books on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, De Architectura libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped humanist architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. Extremely influential in the formation of the medieval and modern concept of a broad liberal arts education as the basis for responsible professionals, this work is remarkable also because over half of its content deals with aspects of Hellenistic art, science and technology, music theory, law, artillery, siege machinery, proportion and philosophy, among other topics." "This new, critical edition of Vitruvius's Ten Books on Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century."--Jacket
Thebaid IX by P. Papinius Statius ( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panegyricus de sexto consulatu Honorii Augusti by Claudius Claudianus ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a detailed analysis not only of the historical background but above all of Claudian's language, style, imagery, and impressive use of a wide range of Greek and Latin sources
Leisured resistance : villas, literature and politics in the Roman world by Michael Dewar ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool. While for some the villas were retreats in which to compose literature and to escape from politics, others adapted this same tradition of cultured otium (or deliberate retirement from everyday politics) to present radical and competing visions of society and literature alike. Examining in-depth sources from both prose and verse from the time of Cicero to the last centuries of the Roman Empire in the West, the title demonstrates how the traditional image of the Roman aristocrat on his country estate was politically and socially very flexible: allowing authors, as times and circumstances changed, to present themselves or their patrons and friends as being in retreat from politics, or alternatively, as providing a focus for political opposition through the deliberate embracing of cultural values and schools of philosophy that offered resistance to prevailing political orthodoxy. The title ends by exploring how this tradition was adapted in the greatly changed world of the barbarian-ruled kingdoms that replaced direct Roman rule in Gaul in the fifth and sixth centuries"--
Vitruvius by Vitruvius Pollio ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A commentary on Statius, Thebaid book nine by Michael Dewar ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Vitruvius ten books on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the De Architectura libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped humanist architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. This [text], Ten Books of Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century. Expressing the range of Vitruvius' style, the translation, along with the critical commentary ... aims to shape a new image of the Vitruvius who emerges as an inventive and creative thinker, rather than the normative summarizer, as he was characterized in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.-Back cover
Vitruvius : the ten books on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dewar, M. J. (Michael J.)
Dewar, M.J.‏ (Michael J.), 1962-
Dewar, Michael, 1962-
Dewar, Michael J.
Dewar, Michael James Steuart
Languages
English (29)
Latin (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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