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Havelock, Eric Alfred

Overview
Works: 61 works in 328 publications in 8 languages and 8,707 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PA3825, 184
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Most widely held works about Eric Alfred Havelock
 
Most widely held works by Eric Alfred Havelock
Preface to Plato by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
68 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato's frontal attack on poetry has always been a problem for sympathetic students, who have often minimized or avoided it. Beginning with the premise that the attack must be taken seriously, Mr. Havelock shows that Plato's hostility is explained by the continued domination of the poetic tradition in contemporary Greek thought. The reason for the dominance of this tradition was technological. In a nonliterate culture, stored experience necessary to cultural stability had to be preserved as poetry in order to be memorized. Plato attacks poets, particularly Homer, as the sole source of Greek moral and technical instruction--Mr. Havelock shows how the Illiad acted as an oral encyclopedia. Under the label of mimesis, Plato condemns the poetic process of emotional identification and the necessity of presenting content as a series of specific images in a continued narrative. The second part of the book discusses the Platonic Forms as an aspect of an increasingly rational culture. Literate Greece demanded, instead of poetic discourse, a vocabulary and a sentence structure both abstract and explicit in which experience could be described normatively and analytically: in short a language of ethics and science
The Greek concept of justice : from its shadow in Homer to its substance in Plato by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Eric Havelock presents a challenging account of the development of the idea of justice in early Greece, and particularly of the way justice changed as Greek oral tradition gradually gave way to the written word in a literate society. He begins by examining the educational functions of poets in preliterate Greece, showing how they conserved and transmitted the traditions of society, a thesis adumbrated in his earlier book Preface to Plato. Homer, he demonstrates, has much to say about justice, but since that idea is nowhere in the epics directly stated or expressed, it must be deduced from the speech and actions of the characters. Havelock's careful reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey is original and revealing; it sheds light both on Homeric notions of justice and on the Archaic Greek society depicted in the poems. As Havelock continues his inquiry from Hesiod to Aeschylus, his findings become more complex. The oral Greek world shades into a literate one. Words lose some kinds of meanings, gain others, and steadily become more suited to the conceptualization that Plato strove for and achieved. This evolution of language itself, Havelock shows, was one of the principal accomplishments of the Greek world. Lucidly written and forcefully argued, this book is a major contribution to our knowledge of ancient Greece--its politics, philosophy, and literature, from Homer to Plato
The liberal temper in Greek politics by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
29 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The muse learns to write : reflections on orality and literacy from antiquity to the present by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
31 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Communication arts in the ancient world by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The literate revolution in Greece and its cultural consequences by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and German and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lyric genius of Catullus by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
24 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of western literacy : four lectures delivered at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, March 25, 26, 27, 28, 1974 by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
18 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prometheus : with a translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus bound by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crucifixion of intellectual man, incorporating a fresh translation into English verse of the Prometheus bound of Aeschylus by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aux origines de la civilisation écrite en Occident by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als die Muse schreiben lernte by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in German and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prologue to Greek literacy by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold A. Innis : a memoir by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dike : la nascita della coscienza by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alle origini della filosofia greca by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese characters and the Greek alphabet by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
Prometheus by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Muse Learns to Write; Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present : Bib by Eric Alfred Havelock( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Havelock, E. A.
Havelock, E. A. 1903-
Havelock, E. A. 1903-1989
Havelock, E. A. (Eric Alfred)
Havelock, E. A. (Eric Alfred), 1903-
Havelock, E. A. (Eric Alfred), 1903-1989
Havelock, Eric A.
Havelock, Eric A. 1903-1989
Havelock, Eric A. (Eric Alfred)
Havelock, Eric A. (Eric Alfred), 1903-1989
Havelock, Eric Alfred
Havelock, Eric Alfred 1903-
Havelock, Eric Alfred 1903-1988
Havelok, Erik A.
ハヴロック, エリック・A
Languages
English (189)
Italian (51)
Spanish (14)
German (12)
French (7)
Japanese (2)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
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