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Jacques Bos

somewhat ambivalent phenomenon. On the one hand, Renaissance historical thought started to discover the difference between past and present, although without extending its sense of anachronism into a general theory of historical relativity. At the same time, the Renaissance regarded the past as aliving

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Maria de Fátima Silva

comments on the events, far from the site of the action”; 5 also “a courtyard in the palace of Thebes and then the throneroom” which is where “the dialogues between the living unfold”; and finally “a field of asphodels in the twilight [which] the dead cross/…/as the light and relationship between them

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Anna Tiziana Drago

is, of a rhetorically and literarily productive comparison between different modes of life starting from its compositional framework: work at sea and work on dry land, vs. the city cosmos, inhabited by parasites and courtesans. The social universe represented in the epistolographic collection

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Maria de Fátima Silva

step away from the living. The sacrifice that she has just made in losing a lover, which is also effectively an abdication from the future and from life, leave her even more alone and less alive, but still determined to love, not the “lost lover” but that brother that she covers with resolute gestures

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William Michael Short and Maurizio Bettini

, and Africa: thus, it is through “comparison with savage and barbarous peoples” that the “life of the most ancient men, especially in Greece” could best be explained. 7 This was not a view shared by most of Heyne’s contemporaries, however. In fact, a new scholarly program, Altertumswissenschaft , and

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Rosa Andújar and Konstantinos Nikoloutsos

Isolation In Antigone , the dead populate the stage. In a genre that only used three actors to play all speaking roles, the tragedy unusually features three deaths by suicide. If we add these to the corpses of Polyneices and Eteocles, the dead easily outnumber the living by the end of the drama, when only

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Maria do Céu Fialho

that is totally new. That is how I have wished to translate Antigone. From a bird’s eye view, great beauties vanish and others emerge; connections are formed, blocks, angles, unexpected reliefs. Maybe my experience is a means of keeping the old masterpieces alive. As a result of living there we look at

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Dawn L. Gilley

’s claims as the Romans had determined as early as Caesar that worship of a living ruler was not ‘Roman.’ By Nero’s death in 68, Latin authors had manipulated and exploited the life of Alexander the Great to serve their own varied purposes and yet some consistency in presentation remains. Most

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Stéphanie Urdician

– “Anarchy is our worst evil” (Sophocles, Antigone 765), declared Creon who excludes the ‘anarchist’ calling her a madwoman: “Creon – Of these two maidens here, The one, I say, hath lost her mind but now, The other ever since her life began” (Sophocles, Antigone 636–638). “Il existe une autre loi

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Maria de Fátima Silva

maintenant qu’il s’agit” 17 (Yesterday, I too would have wished to live, but now the question is not one of living or dying anymore). A resolute “moi” (cf. 28) is what is left from a whole life project; having lost her motherland and her family, with the relationship that had brought her to Corinth now over