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Volk, Katharina 1969-

Works: 80 works in 241 publications in 5 languages and 4,181 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Spurious and doubtful works  Poetry  Literature  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Creator, Illustrator, 958, Opponent
Classifications: PS3613.E9853, 813.6
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Publications about Katharina Volk
Publications by Katharina Volk
Most widely held works by Katharina Volk
The poetics of Latin didactic : Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius by Katharina Volk( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
This work offers a theoretical look at Latin didactic poems. It discusses the characteristics that make a poem didactic from the points of view of both theory and literary history, and traces the genre's history, from Hesiod to Roman times
Ovid by Katharina Volk( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 287 libraries worldwide
This book provides a unique and accessible introduction to the complete works of Ovid. Using a thematic approach, Volk lays out what we know about Ovid's life, presents the author's works within their poetic genres, and discusses central Ovidian themes.: The first general introduction to Ovid written in English in over 20 years, offering the very latest Ovidian scholarship; Discusses the complete works of Ovid; Accessible writing and a thematic approach make this text ideal for a broad audience; A current revival in Ovid makes this timely edition highly valuable
Vergil's Eclogues by Katharina Volk( Book )
15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
As an introduction to contemporary scholarship on the Eclogues, the book will be helpful to students who are encountering the poems for the first time, while also serving as a reference work for more seasoned scholars."--Jacket
Seeing Seneca whole : perspectives on philosophy, poetry, and politics by Katharina Volk( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
This volume contains ten essays by an international group of scholars on various aspects of the work of L. Annaeus Seneca the Younger, the famous (some would say, notorious) Roman playwright, philosopher, and politician of the Claudian and Neronian periods. Approaching Seneca from a number of different angles, the authors endeavor both to illuminate individual aspects of the writer's enormous output and to discern common themes among the many different genres practiced by Seneca. Given its interdisciplinary approach, the collection is of interest to classicists, historians, and historians of philosophy alike
Vergil's Georgics ( Book )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
"Vergil's poem on agriculture has often been overshadowed by the Aeneid but is a fascinating work in its own right. This volume collects ten papers, written between 1970 and 1995 by leading classical scholars, and is meant as an invitation to (re)discover Vergil's didactic work through recent developments in Vergilian criticism."--Jacket
Manilius and his intellectual background by Katharina Volk( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
The first English-language monograph on Marcus Manilius, a Roman poet of the first century AD, whose Astronomica is our earliest extant comprehensive treatment of astrology. Katharina Volk brings Manilius and his world alive for modern readers by exploring the manifold intellectual traditions that shaped his work
Forgotten stars : rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica ( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"The 'Astronomica' of Manilius is a poem in five books, at least partly written under Augustus, which purports to teach the reader the art of astrology and the means by which an accurate horoscope may be cast. It is, therefore, a text from the classical age of Roman literature which deals with a topic to whose enduring popular interest any Western daily newspaper will testify. And yet, despite some notable modern exceptions, the infamously harsh verdict of Manilius' most famous twentieth-century editor, A.E. Housman, continues to cast an imposing shadow on the poem, especially for Anglophone readers. 'Forgotten Stars' seeks to lift this shadow once and for all, as it brings together an international contingent of scholars for an interdisciplinary exploration of Manilius at an auspiciously significant time, close to the bimillennial celebration of the poem's composition. The range of perspectives from which Manilius is approached in the present volume is testament both to his complexity as a writer and to the variety of fruitful avenues there are for enquiry. Matters of literary interest, especially generic affiliation and intertextuality, are complemented by approaches which assess the socio-political, philosophical, scientific, and astrological resonance of the poem. Moreover, as a salutary counterbalance to the relative neglect of our author in recent times, the popular reception of the poem, especially in the Renaissance, is also explored"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Roman reflections : studies in Latin philosophy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
This volume aims to reassert the significance of Roman philosophy and to explore the "Romanness" of philosophical writings and practices in the Roman world. The contributors reveal that the Romans, in their creative adaptation of Greek modes of thought, developed sophisticated forms of philosophical discourse shaped by their own history and institutions, concepts and values-and last, but not least, by the Latin language, which nearly all Roman philosophers used to express their ideas.0The thirteen chapters-which are authored by an international group of specialists in ancient philosophy, Latin literature, and Roman social and intellectual history-move from Roman attitudes to and practices of philosophy to the great late Republican writers Cicero and Lucretius, then onwards to the early Empire and the work of Seneca the Younger, and finally to Epictetus, Apuleius, and Augustine. Using a variety of approaches, the essays do not combine into one grand narrative but instead demonstrate the diversity and originality of the Roman philosophical discourse over the centuries
Aetna by Giuseppe De Lorenzo( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The pseudo-Virgilian Aetna poem has fascinated textual critics for centuries on account of its badly corrupted state. But it is fascinating for its content as well. It appears to date from the first half of the first century AD sometime prior to 79, for it describes Vesuvius as extinct. The highly original account of a volcano with scientific, if eccentric, views of volcanic activity, is enlivened by vivid imagery, and digressions, such as a section in praise of physical science and the tale of two brothers who rescued their parents from an eruption. Robinson Ellis worked on the poem for decades, and his 1901 edition constitutes a significant contribution to its study
Weiberabend : Roman by Joanne Fedler( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Jo, Hel, Tam, Liz, Ereka, CJ, Fi und Dooly - mutige, leidenschaftliche, intelligente Mütter - geniessen eine Nacht ganz ohne familiäre Verpflichtungen. Bei einem üppigen Festmahl kommen viele typisch weibliche Themen zur Sprache, wie z.B. der tägliche Balanceakt mit Kindern, Karriere, Haushalt und Mann, der Kampf ums Gewicht und die welkende Schönheit, Schuldgefühle gegenüber wem auch immer oder schamhaft eingestandene sexuelle Fantasien. Die unterschiedlichen Charaktere, Berufe und Lebensläufe der interessanten Frauen sorgen für weiteren Zündstoff und so wird gelacht, geweint und gehofft
Callida musa : papers on Latin literature in honor of R. Elaine Fantham ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Credo : das letzte Geheimnis : Thriller by Douglas J Preston( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In einem geheimen Labor erforschen Wissenschaftler jene Urgewalt, aus der einst das Universum geboren wurde und von der man sich heute eine revolutionäre Energiequelle verspricht. Plötzlich aber gerät ein gigantischer Teilchenbeschleuniger ausser Kontrolle - und aus seinem Inneren wird eine Botschaft gesendet, ein einfaches Seid gegrüsst. Es scheint unwahrscheinlich, dass es einem Hacker gelungen ist, das System zu knacken. Sabotiert einer der Mitarbeiter selbst das Milliardenprojekt? Oder sollte es wirklich möglich sein, dass Gott zu den Wissenschaftlern spricht? (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Cosmologies et cosmogonies dans la littérature antique : huit exposés suivis de discussions et d'un épilogue by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Materialistischer Feminismus ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Der Canyon : Thriller by Douglas J Preston( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Ein alter Mann wird in einem texanischen Canyon erschossen. Tom Broadbent findet den Sterbenden, der ihm seine Aufzeichnungen anvertraut. Doch es stellt sich heraus, dass der Ermordete kein Goldsucher war, sondern Archäologe, der einen vollständig erhaltenen Tyrannosaurus Rex entdeckt hat. Von da an wird Tom von verschiedenen Seiten erbarmungslos gejagt und für jede der Gruppen scheint das Fossil einen anderen Wert zu besitzen, für den es zu morden lohnt. - Unabhängige Fortsetzung von äDer Codexä
Der Ruf der Löwen Roman by Frank Coates( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The murderer's daughters by Randy Susan Meyers( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
After the murder of their mother by their father, Lulu and Merry grow up living tenuous lives where Lulu denies he ever existed and Merry dutifully visits him in prison, only to find their lives on the brink of collapse when they learn that their unrepentant and manipulative father is about to be paroled
Feministische Kritiken und Menschenrechte Reflexionen auf ein produktives Spannungsverhältnis ( Book )
2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Kilgannon by Will Keen( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
They threatened to hang Marshal John Kilgannon's wife unless he released the outlaw Ring Burgoyne from jail. But Federal Marshal Brent Blake had taken Burgoyne away for trial and now Kilgannon had a problem. With his wife in danger, Kilgannon is forced to snatch the prisoner. His problems multiply when Burgoyne and his gang plan a train robbery. With his gunfighting skills and the help of old Salty Wood, Kilgannon must face the bullets and still come out standing
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Alternative Names
Katharina Volk deutsche Altphilologin
Katharina Volk Duits klassiek filologe
Katharina Volk German classical philologist
Катарина Фолк
English (115)
German (29)
Latin (2)
French (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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