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    DescriptionLinked by the events of Bernard Knox's remarkable life, the twenty-five chapters of "Essays Ancient and Modern" cover subjects ranging from Hesiod, Homer, and Thucydides to Auden, Forster, and the Spanish Civil War. With a masterful eye for the telling detail, Knox continually reminds us that we share the present with antiquity's living past. A soldier in Italy finds a battered book in the rubble of a bombed-out firehouse-- and opens it to read Virgil's denunciation of war. An illiterate Greek bard composes a garbled Homeric song to celebrate the recent heroism of local partisans. A traveler heading north from modern Athens must choose between the Sacred Way-- or the NATO Road. Whether the subject is the role of women in ancient Athens or the novelists of modern Italy, the wit and erudition of Bernard Knox never fail to instruct and delight. Now in paperback, "Essays Ancient and Modern" takes it place alongside the distinguished essays of Knox's "Word and Action", a book whose title brings together, in the words of Anthony Hecht, "the double strand of his admirable career".


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    Title
    Essays Ancient and Modern
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Knox
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801841071
    ISBN 10: 0801841070
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: CJBT
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC21: 814.54
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 814.54
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MODERN
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, HIS002000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    LC classification: 88046122
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DB, NHC, CJBT
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 December 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Review quote
    This collection of essays is the work of a man whom one would like to have as a friend. It deserves to have a great success. -- Jasper Griffin New York Review of Books 1989
    Back cover copy
    Linked by the events of Bernard Knox's remarkable life, the twenty-five chapters of "Essays Ancient and Modern" cover subjects ranging from Hesiod, Homer, and Thucydides to Auden, Forster, and the Spanish Civil War. With a masterful eye for the telling detail, Knox continually reminds us that we share the present with antiquity's living past. A soldier in Italy finds a battered book in the rubble of a bombed-out firehouse-- and opens it to read Virgil's denunciation of war. An illiterate Greek bard composes a garbled Homeric song to celebrate the recent heroism of local partisans. A traveler heading north from modern Athens must choose between the Sacred Way-- or the NATO Road. Whether the subject is the role of women in ancient Athens or the novelists of modern Italy, the wit and erudition of Bernard Knox never fail to instruct and delight. Now in paperback, "Essays Ancient and Modern" takes it place alongside the distinguished essays of Knox's "Word and Action", a book whose title brings together, in the words of Anthony Hecht, "the double strand of his admirable career".