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The Resource Creative lives in classical antiquity : poets, artists and biography, edited by Richard Fletcher, Johanna Hanink

Creative lives in classical antiquity : poets, artists and biography, edited by Richard Fletcher, Johanna Hanink

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Creative lives in classical antiquity : poets, artists and biography
Title
Creative lives in classical antiquity
Title remainder
poets, artists and biography
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Fletcher, Johanna Hanink
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happened when creative biographers took on especially creative subjects (poets, artists and others) in Greek and Roman antiquity? Creative Lives examines how the biographical traditions of ancient poets and artists parallel the creative processes of biographers themselves, both within antiquity and beyond. Each chapter explores a range of biographical material that highlights the complexity of how readers and viewers imagine the lives of ancient creator-figures. Work in the last decades has emphasized the likely fictionality of nearly all of the ancient evidence about lives of poets, as well as of other artists and intellectuals; this book now sets out to show what we might nevertheless still do with the rich surviving testimony for 'creative lives'-and the evidence that those traditions still shape how we narrate modern lives, too."--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
880.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1979-
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fletcher, Richard
  • Hanink, Johanna
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical biography
  • Biography as a literary form
Label
Creative lives in classical antiquity : poets, artists and biography, edited by Richard Fletcher, Johanna Hanink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Opening remarks -- Orientation: what we mean by 'Creative lives' / Johanna Hanink and Richard Fletcher -- 'Lives' as parameter: the privileging of ancient lives as a category of research c. 1900 / Constanze G赴henke -- Part II. Dead poets societies -- Close encounters with the ancient poets / Barbara Graziosi -- Recognizing Virgil / Andrew Laird -- Part III. Lives in unexpected places -- A poetic possession: Pindar's Lives of the poets / Anna Uhlig -- What's in a life? Some forgotten faces of Euripides / Johanna Hanink -- Lives from stone: Epigraphy and biography in Classical and Hellenistic Greece / Polly Low -- Part IV. Laughing matters and lives of the mind -- On bees, poets and Plato: Ancient biographers' representations of the creative process / Mary Lefkowitz -- The life and philosophy of Aristippus in the Socratic epistles / Kurt Lampe -- Imagination dead imagine: Diogenes Laertius' work of mourning / Richard Fletcher -- Part V. Portraits of the artist -- 'It is Orpheus when there is singing': The mythical fabric of musical lives / Pauline A. Leven -- The artists as anecdote: Creating creators in ancient texts and modern art history / Verity Platt -- Freud and the biography of antiquity / Miriam Leonard -- Envoi / John Henderson
Control code
06992975952522901631
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 373 p
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781107159082
Lccn
2016010912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Creative lives in classical antiquity : poets, artists and biography, edited by Richard Fletcher, Johanna Hanink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Opening remarks -- Orientation: what we mean by 'Creative lives' / Johanna Hanink and Richard Fletcher -- 'Lives' as parameter: the privileging of ancient lives as a category of research c. 1900 / Constanze G赴henke -- Part II. Dead poets societies -- Close encounters with the ancient poets / Barbara Graziosi -- Recognizing Virgil / Andrew Laird -- Part III. Lives in unexpected places -- A poetic possession: Pindar's Lives of the poets / Anna Uhlig -- What's in a life? Some forgotten faces of Euripides / Johanna Hanink -- Lives from stone: Epigraphy and biography in Classical and Hellenistic Greece / Polly Low -- Part IV. Laughing matters and lives of the mind -- On bees, poets and Plato: Ancient biographers' representations of the creative process / Mary Lefkowitz -- The life and philosophy of Aristippus in the Socratic epistles / Kurt Lampe -- Imagination dead imagine: Diogenes Laertius' work of mourning / Richard Fletcher -- Part V. Portraits of the artist -- 'It is Orpheus when there is singing': The mythical fabric of musical lives / Pauline A. Leven -- The artists as anecdote: Creating creators in ancient texts and modern art history / Verity Platt -- Freud and the biography of antiquity / Miriam Leonard -- Envoi / John Henderson
Control code
06992975952522901631
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 373 p
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781107159082
Lccn
2016010912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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