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  The Classical Journal
The Classical Journal (ISSN 0009-8353) is published by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), the largest regional classics association in the United States and Canada, and is now over a century old.
The Classical Journal contains a mix of academic articles and notes on Graeco-Roman antiquity, generally with a literary, historical or cultural focus; paedagogical articles and notes, most having to do with the challenges of teaching Latin in modern high schools, colleges and universities; book reviews; and a list of books received.
Back issues of Classical Journal (through 2003–04) are now available on JSTOR; CAMWS members whose academic institution does not provide them with access to JSTOR may purchase individual access to the CJ archives through the association’s business office.
www.classicaljournal.org   (515 words)

  Neo-Classical Style - MSN Encarta
Neo-Classical artists at first sought to replace the sensuality and what they viewed as the triviality of the Rococo style with a style that was logical, solemn in tone, and moralizing in character.
Before the discoveries at Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Athens, had been made, the only classical architecture generally known was that of Rome, largely through architectural etchings of Classical Roman buildings by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
One of David's most successful pupils, and the inheritor of his role as leading interpreter of the classical tradition, was Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573932/Neo-Classical_Style.html   (1210 words)

  Country Information, a world portal on countries, politics and governments
The western half of the empire, including Hispania, Gaul, and Italy, eventually broke into independent kingdoms in the 5th century; the eastern empire, governed from Constantinople, is referred to as the Byzantine Empire after AD 476, the traditional date for the "fall of Rome" and subsequent onset of the Middle Ages.
In the 18th and 19th centuries reverence for classical antiquity was much greater in Western Europe and the United States than it is today.
"Classical antiquity," then, is the contemporary vision of Greek and Roman culture by their admirers from the more recent past.
www.countryiworld.com /wiki-Classical_antiquity   (953 words)

  European classical music at AllExperts
Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day.
The term classical music did not appear until the early 19th century, in an attempt to "canonize" the period from Bach to Beethoven as an era in music parallel to the golden age of sculpture, architecture and art of classical antiquity (from which no music has directly survived).
Classical works often display great musical complexity through the composer's use of development, modulation (changing of keys), variation rather than exact repetition, musical phrases that are not of even length, counterpoint, polyphony and sophisticated harmony.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/eu/european_classical_music.htm   (2493 words)

 Sample Chapter for Porter, J.I., ed.: Classical Pasts: The Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome.
Classical antiquity is not consistently classical primarily because it has not been felt to be so in the past, but also because opinions about the question of where particular classical values are to be sought and found have varied.
Whether classicism in antiquity is any more coherent than in its modern descendants and counterparts, this much at least is certain: things classical succeed most of all in conveying their classicality because they occupy a space that is simultaneously real and ideal.
Classicism and classical bespeak a proudly venerable past, yet histories of the terms, one of the conventional ways scholars have tried to get at their meaning, reveal how recent their usage in fact is in the modern vernaculars.
pup.princeton.edu /chapters/i8076.html   (9256 words)

 Classical Antiquity Influences
Classical antiquity was a major influence on all branches of the art of the Italian Renaissance, as there was a revival of interest in the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
They admired the classical art and they were also firmly convinced that art had its own rules which had been discovered and applied in Ancient Greece and Rome and subsequently forgotten.
Classical art brought about an idealisation of reality, which defined beauty as the sum of all parts and equated physical perfection with spiritual and intellectual worth.
www.geocities.com /rr17bb/ClassicAntiq.html   (944 words)

 Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. § 1. The Human Scapegoat in Ancient Rome. Frazer, Sir James ...
Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity > § 1.
are now prepared to notice the use of the human scapegoat in classical antiquity.
Every year on the fourteenth of March a man clad in skins was led in procession through the streets of Rome, beaten with long white rods, and driven out of the city.
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 G. Bezza - What is classical astrology
According to Greek astrologers of the late antiquity, who lived after the II century, archaioi are their historic predecessors.
During the late antiquity, astrology was considered the "mathematic science that reveals the concatenation of destiny" (Salustius, de diis et mundo IX, 4) and this concept remained the same over many centuries: a mixture of art and mathematical science, not an empirical opinion that has not certainty that the contrary is false.
When King Louis XVIII escaped the Imperial Eagle, the Prince of Condé thought he should enquire whether the King intended to perform the purification of the feet in the poor shelter of the village, where unhappy times took him on the day of the anniversary of the ceremony.
www.cieloeterra.it /eng/eng.articoli.astrologia/eng.astrologiaclassica.html   (2239 words)

 Revues électroniques
Classical Antiquity (Berkeley, University of California Press) existe également en version électronique, et est accessible depuis le volume 14 (avril 1995).
Classics Ireland, la revue de la "Classical Association of Ireland", est publiée sous forme imprimée et sous forme électronique.
Revue d'études antiques (Université du Mirail, Toulouse) voit ses fascicules à partir de 1992 indexés dans les TOCS-IN canadiens et louvanistes.
bcs.fltr.ucl.ac.be /RevElectr.html   (6725 words)

 Physician of the antiquity / Physician - Economy-point.org
The antiquity of Asaph the physician and his editorship of the...
[On the position of the physician in classical antiquity...
The antiquity of Asaph the physician and his editorship of the earliest Hebrew book of medicine.
www.economy-point.org /physician-of-the-antiquity   (226 words)

 On Gemstones: a book on ancient gems, gem engraving, intaglios and cameos
On Gemstones is a reference book on ancient gems, their gemological identification, scientific analysis, origin, treatments applied in antiquity and post-deposition alteration effects, including discussions on classical and archaeological literary references.
Some of these mineral resources, such as lapis lazuli, agate, and carnelian, were mined from a very early date and circulated widely throughout the oikoumene, the known world of classical antiquity.
A Persian horseman is depicted on the front side, his prey on the other sides of the facetted stamp seal, 49.43.7 (20.06 x 16.21 x 11.52 mm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
on-gemstones.lthoresen.com   (526 words)

‘In classical antiquity as in later times the social response to the handicapped was in part determined by religion, since beauty and wholeness were regarded as a mark of divine favour, whereas ugliness and deformity were interpreted as a sign of the opposite.
Classical assumption that all forces not identifiable as humanly caused were caused by some outside, malignant force: this includes natural events like wind, snow, natural disaster and disease.
In antiquity, the mentally disordered became objects of ridicule, scorn or abuse, and remained public butts for the amusement of the populace.
www.diligio.com /classical.htm   (18905 words)

 The Rediscovery of Classical Antiquity | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The arts and the humanities, they reasoned, had declined during the "middle ages" that stretched between the end of antiquity and their own time, but by emulating the exemplary works of the ancients, even striving to surpass them, contemporary artists and writers might restore the arts and letters to their former grandeur.
In the sixteenth century, antique sculpture and architecture became popular subject matter for prints that eventually helped generate interest in classical art far beyond the reaches of the former
The antique marble known as the Farnese Hercules was excavated from the Baths of Caracalla in 1546 and placed in the palace of Alessandro Farnese (later Pope Paul III), an avid collector of antique art.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/clan/hd_clan.htm   (1201 words)

As a result of their integration of the ancients and moderns, the classical sociologists produced new forms of cultural and historical science -- dialectical, interpretive, and moral -- that rejected the Enlightenment view of science and positivism, liberal individualism, classical and utilitarian political economy, and the social and economic institutions of modernity.
Classical Horizons contributes to contemporary social theory because of its critical and provocative theses about the origins of the sociology and science of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim in classical humanism.
The classical sociology of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim developed a view of science that was interpretive, moral, and historical, rather than positivistic, predictive, and technological.
www2.kenyon.edu /People/mccarthy/Classical.htm   (1017 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Classical Music
Their music was designated as “Classical” by later writers who saw in it qualities associated with the art of ancient Greece and Rome, the art and architecture of classical antiquity.
In the Classical ideal — and in the Classical reality of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven — beauty and depth of expression are inseparable from clarity and beauty of form, and even the most passionate expression is achieved within the bounds of established conventions and proportions.
It was, indeed, precisely during the Classical era that the piano finally “caught on” throughout Europe and came into its own, replacing the harpsichord in most instrumental music and displacing the violin as the favored instrument for concertos.
www.cso.org /main.taf?p=1,1,4,5   (531 words)

 Wikinfo | Classical definition of republic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Classical Republic, (Greek: πολιτεια; Latin: respublica) is a "mixed constitutional government" which embodies civic duty, virtue, social cohesion and where there is a high devotion, fidelity and regard for the rule of law.
Though not a "true" classical republic, the Founding Fathers of the United States modeled America along the same lines as her mother country, Britain, and the Roman Republic with her civilian head.
Furthermore, there was a conscious movement starting in the early modern era for transforming the received classical and Christian cultural heritage by a process of transformation by which a new thinking and a new philosophy would be entertained underneath the appearance of old terms; a tactic called revolution within the form.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Classical_definition_of_republic   (7091 words)

 University of Glasgow :: Postgraduate prospectus :: Graduate Schools :: Classical Antiquity, Receptions of
This programme explores and engages critically with a range of receptions of Greece and Rome in the modern era.
One of the reception options (Victorian receptions of classical antiquity) is available via both linguistic and non-linguistic pathways.
By arrangement, you may also study a further topic in reception (via linguistic or non-linguistic pathways) and/or classical civilisation (texts read in translation), and a topic from any other suitable Arts MLitt (T) programme.
www.gla.ac.uk /postgraduate/prospectus/graduateschools/arts/taught/classicalantiquityreceptionsof   (147 words)

 Classic Philology - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Classical Philology has been an internationally respected journal for the study of the life, languages, and thought of the Ancient Greek and Roman world since 1906.
Any field of classical studies may be treated, separately or in relation to other disciplines, ancient or modern.
In particular, we invite studies that illuminate aspects of the languages, literatures, history, art, philosophy, social life, and religion of ancient Greece and Rome.
www.journals.uchicago.edu /CP   (119 words)

 classical - Definitions from Dictionary.com
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Greek and Roman antiquity: classical literature; classical languages.
pertaining to or versed in the ancient classics: a classical scholar.
Of, relating to, or being a variety of a language that is epitomized by a prestigious body of literature.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/classical   (1021 words)

 FIRST THINGS: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the authority of the classical models in literature was challenged as early as the seventeenth century in the famous querelle des anciens et des modernes, when public opinion determined that contemporary French writers were superior to their classical models.
In late antiquity and throughout the medieval period, classical literature and philosophy were transmitted by monks and Christian schools.
Nonetheless, it is to the credit of Christianity that not only was so much of the classical legacy preserved but it was transfigured by a Christian spirit and disseminated throughout the world along with the faith of the Church.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9412/pannen.html   (5137 words)

 Madison and Federalist papers
A thoughtful consideration of the impact of classical antiquity upon the founding of the American Republic reveals that a complex synthesis of classical, modern, philosophical, and rational thought was applied to form the basis for a system of government which reflected the combined political wisdom of thousands of years of human experience.
In so doing, one will be led to apprehend the direct linkage between classical antiquity and the American political system; this, however, cannot be explained accurately in terms of simple imitation, but rather as a synthesis of classical thought and modern political philosophy applied to the exigencies of a modern democratic republic.
This is a further indication of the degree to which widespread knowledge of classical antiquity was presupposed by the Founders, and Madison in particular.
www.holycross.edu /departments/classics/wziobro/ClassicalAmerica/ageorfp.htm   (5960 words)

 What is Classical Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ancient Greece and Rome are known as the “Classical World,” and Classical Studies is the academic study of the history, art, literature, philosophy, and religion of Greece and Rome.
The Minor in Classical Studies promotes university-level cultivation of the tradition of classical antiquity, as well as reflection upon the importance of this tradition to contemporary literary, historical, artistic, philosophical, political, and moral inquiry.
The thought of James Madison was profoundly influenced by the tradition of classical antiquity, and he would be pleased that it is being taught in the university that bears his name.
www.jmu.edu /philrel/classicalstudies.htm   (359 words)

 Reedy: Intercultural Communication in Classical Antiquity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Balsdon, for instance, wrote, "We hear surprisingly little of language difficulties in antiquity." Learning foreign languages, teaching foreign languages, the role of the interpreter, contretemps caused by misunderstandings appear to be subjects that did not interest ancient authors.
This paper represents the fruit of an attempt to discover how the Greeks and Romans of the classical period communicated with the various peoples they encountered and were obliged to interact with who did not speak their languages.
I have been especially interested in interpreters, for example, who they were, how they were trained, how competent they were, etc. The goal of the research project was threefold: to learn in the first place whether recent discoveries in epigraphy and papyrology have brought to light new information on this subject.
www.camws.org /meeting/2005/abstracts2005/reedy.html   (212 words)

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