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The Loeb Classical Library and Its Progeny

Proceedings of the First James Loeb Biennial Conference, Munich and Murnau 18-20 May 2017

Jeffrey Henderson Richard F. Thomas James Hankins Sheldon Pollock



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22 December 2020
James Loeb (1867-1933), one of the great patrons and philanthropists of his time, left many enduring legacies both to America, where he was born and educated, and to his ancestral Germany, where he spent the second half of his life. Organized in celebration of the sesquicentenary of his birth, the James Loeb Biennial Conferences were convened to commemorate his achievements in four areas: the Loeb Classical Library (2017), collection and connoisseurship (2019), psychology and medicine (2021), and music (2023).

The subject of the inaugural conference was the legacy for which Loeb is best known and the only one to which he attached his name-the Loeb Classical Library, and the three series it has inspired: the I Tatti Renaissance Library, the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, and the Murty Classical Library of India. Including discussions by the four General Editors of each Library's unique history, mission, operations, and challenges, the papers collected in The Loeb Classical Library and Its Progeny also take stock of these series in light of more general themes and questions bearing on translations of classical texts and their audiences in a variety of societies past, present, and future.
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Imprint:   Loeb Classical Library
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   18
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780674248717
ISBN 10:   0674248716
Series:   Loeb Classical Monographs
Pages:   456
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeffrey Henderson is William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Boston University. Richard F. Thomas is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy and Renaissance Civic Humanism and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on humanist political thought. Sheldon Pollock is Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies at Columbia University. Jan M. Ziolkowski is Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and Director of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Reviews for The Loeb Classical Library and Its Progeny: Proceedings of the First James Loeb Biennial Conference, Munich and Murnau 18-20 May 2017

Thought-provoking...Illustrates how much the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and South Asian 'classics' have to offer us, either in the original or in translation...The illuminating chapters on the four Libraries provide a major contribution to the field of classical publications and demonstrate that bilingual editions are a promising topic within the study of translations.--Mirte Liebregts Bryn Mawr Classical Review (6/20/2021 12:00:00 AM) An excellent collection shedding light on many facets of the translation (and publication) of classical literature.-- Complete Review (1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM)

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