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by Walter Horatio Pater,Charles Shadwell


by Walter Horatio Pater (Author), Charles Shadwell (Translator). This book was first published (posthumously; Walter Pater died in 1894) in 1910, the printed version has 219 pages (wordcount: 73204).

by Walter Horatio Pater (Author), Charles Shadwell (Translator). Ths book contains a preface by Charles L. Chadwell and nine essays written by Pater: -A Study of Dionysus: The Spiritual Form of Fire and Dew -The Bacchanals of Euripides -The Myth of Demeter and Persephone I. -The Myth of Demeter and Persephone II.

This ebook presents Greek Studies a Series of Essays, from Walter Pater

This ebook presents Greek Studies a Series of Essays, from Walter Pater. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. Table of Contents -01- About this book -02- PREFACE BY CHARLES L. SHADWELL -03- A STUDY OF DIONYSUS -04- THE BACCHANALS OF EURIPIDES -05- THE MYTH OF DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE I -06- THE MYTH OF DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE II -07- HIPPOLYTUS VEILED, A STUDY FROM EURIPIDES -08- THE BEGINNINGS OF GREEK SCULPTURE I -09- BEGINNINGS OF GREEK SCULPTURE II -10- THE MARBLES OF.

The complete text of Miscellaneous Studies: A Series of Essays. Charles L. Shadwell’s Preface. The volume of Greek Studies, issued early in the present year, dealt with Mr. Pater’s contributions to the study of Greek art, mythology, and poetry. The present volume has no such unifying principle. Some of the papers would naturally find their place alongside of those collected in Imaginary Portraits, or in Appreciations, or in the Studies in the Renaissance. And there is no doubt, in the case of several of them, that Mr. Pater, if he had lived, would have subjected them to careful revision before allowing them to reappear in a permanent form.

Pater, Walter, 1839-1894; Shadwell, Charles Lancelot, 1840-1919. A study of Dionysus; the spiritual form of fire and de. The bacchanals of Euripides

Pater, Walter, 1839-1894; Shadwell, Charles Lancelot, 1840-1919. 1897 A study of Dionysus; the spiritual form of fire and de. The bacchanals of Euripides. The myth of Demeter and Persephone. Hippolytus veiled: a study from Euripides. The beginnings of Greek sculpture. The marbles of Aegina. The age of athletic prizemen: a chapter in Greek art. Bookplateleaf.

Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an English . This piece Shadwell also included in Miscellaneous Studies.

Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists. His works on Renaissance subjects were popular but controversial, reflecting his lost belief in Christianity.

In these essays, Walter Pater stays true to the Ancient Greek art by writing prose that reads like Homer. While this may sound like a compliment at first (and, to a degree, it is), I hope you haven't forgotten just how extremely difficult it was to read the "Iliad" and "The Odyssey.

Preface by charles L. shadwell

Preface by charles L. shadwell. A study of dionysus: the spiritual form of fire and dew. The myth of demeter and persephone: I. The myth of demeter and persephone: II.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Greek Studies. We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web sites. Publisher: New York, NY: Macmillan and Co. Publication Date: 1895.

The Project Gutenberg Etext of Greek Studies: A Series of Essays by Walter Horatio Pater ( in our series by Walter Horatio . Preface by Charles Shadwell

The Project Gutenberg Etext of Greek Studies: A Series of Essays by Walter Horatio Pater ( in our series by Walter Horatio Pater). Preface by Charles Shadwell. A Study of Dionysus: The Spiritual Form of Fire and Dew: 9-52. The Bacchanals of Euripides: 53-80.

More by Walter Pater. Studies in the History of the Renaissance. Leonardo Da Vinci (Colour Plate Books).

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ISBN13: 978-1847024077

ISBN: 1847024076

Author: Walter Horatio Pater,Charles Shadwell

Category: History

Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations

Language: English

Publisher: Echo Library (July 17, 2006)

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Velan
In these essays, Walter Pater stays true to the Ancient Greek art by writing prose that reads like Homer. While this may sound like a compliment at first (and, to a degree, it is), I hope you haven't forgotten just how extremely difficult it was to read the "Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Pater writes what I like to call prosetry, or prose that exhibits such a poetic style and tone that it make you wonder whether the author simply removed the line breaks of his versed epic. Throughout his essays, he described every detail and conceptual allusion he could find in the artwork or myth in question. His sentences read like an epic catalogue; he uses more semicolons and em-dashes than he does periods and--dare I say?--perhaps even commas. Each significant point is couched in pages of poetic ramblings and as a result, a reader can quickly find such elaborations quite tiresome.

Being a verbose and sometimes "poetic" writer myself, I can sympathize with Walter Pater's style and tone. However, I at least keep my ramblings in check to some degree, whereas the author of this book seems to have never heard back from the editor (who probably fell asleep while reading it). Despite all this, the content that can be identified and recognized in this book--the points, criticisms, and analyses--are intriguing and stimulating. Unfortunately, such content is smothered with prosetry and due to that, I admittedly could not give a rating any higher than two stars (2.4 stars to be exact). If you are an avid reader in Ancient Greek history and culture, you may want to give this a shot--it's free, anyway. Otherwise, you might as well not waste your time.

In other words, his writing tone and style is without a doubt beautiful and poetic in the highest degree. As for content and concision, however...
Velan
In these essays, Walter Pater stays true to the Ancient Greek art by writing prose that reads like Homer. While this may sound like a compliment at first (and, to a degree, it is), I hope you haven't forgotten just how extremely difficult it was to read the "Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Pater writes what I like to call prosetry, or prose that exhibits such a poetic style and tone that it make you wonder whether the author simply removed the line breaks of his versed epic. Throughout his essays, he described every detail and conceptual allusion he could find in the artwork or myth in question. His sentences read like an epic catalogue; he uses more semicolons and em-dashes than he does periods and--dare I say?--perhaps even commas. Each significant point is couched in pages of poetic ramblings and as a result, a reader can quickly find such elaborations quite tiresome.

Being a verbose and sometimes "poetic" writer myself, I can sympathize with Walter Pater's style and tone. However, I at least keep my ramblings in check to some degree, whereas the author of this book seems to have never heard back from the editor (who probably fell asleep while reading it). Despite all this, the content that can be identified and recognized in this book--the points, criticisms, and analyses--are intriguing and stimulating. Unfortunately, such content is smothered with prosetry and due to that, I admittedly could not give a rating any higher than two stars (2.4 stars to be exact). If you are an avid reader in Ancient Greek history and culture, you may want to give this a shot--it's free, anyway. Otherwise, you might as well not waste your time.

In other words, his writing tone and style is without a doubt beautiful and poetic in the highest degree. As for content and concision, however...
Bort
I thought this was "Greek" as in the language. I was looking forward to reading essays written for a Greek student. My mistake. It is essays or Greek culture, history, and apparently anthing having to do with Greece. Not what I was looking for. I am only giving it a review so that if anyone else is as ignorant as me, they won't be fooled by the title like I was. I'm giving it 3 stars because I assume someone that knows what it is will buy it and enjoy it.
Bort
I thought this was "Greek" as in the language. I was looking forward to reading essays written for a Greek student. My mistake. It is essays or Greek culture, history, and apparently anthing having to do with Greece. Not what I was looking for. I am only giving it a review so that if anyone else is as ignorant as me, they won't be fooled by the title like I was. I'm giving it 3 stars because I assume someone that knows what it is will buy it and enjoy it.
Kagaramar
Remarkable history of the Greeks, Great insight into my heritage!
Kagaramar
Remarkable history of the Greeks, Great insight into my heritage!
Vrion
This book was first published (posthumously; Walter Pater died in 1894) in 1910, the printed version has 219 pages (wordcount: 73204). Pater studied Classics at Oxford University, and was also interested in philosophy and learned the German language.

Ths book contains a preface by Charles L. Chadwell and nine essays written by Pater:

-A Study of Dionysus: The Spiritual Form of Fire and Dew
-The Bacchanals of Euripides
-The Myth of Demeter and Persephone I.
-The Myth of Demeter and Persephone II.
-Hippolytus Veiled: A Study from Euripides
-The Beginnings of Greek Sculpture--I. The Heroic Age of Greek Art
-The Beginnings of Greek Sculpture--II. The Age of Graven Images
-The Marbles of Aegina
-The Age of Athletic Prizemen: A Chapter in Greek Art

Pater was a scholar who knew a lot about Ancient Greek History and Myths, but his writing is not very easy to read: he built very long sentences with lots of parenthesises and comma's. To give you an idea of what the essays are like I copy the first two sentences of the first essay:

WRITERS on mythology speak habitually of the religion of the
Greeks. In thus speaking, they are really using a misleading
expression, and should speak rather of religions; each race and class
of Greeks--the Dorians, the people of the coast, the fishers--having
had a religion of its own, conceived of the objects that came nearest
to it and were most in its thoughts, and the resulting usages and
ideas never having come to have a precisely harmonised system, after
the analogy of some other religions.

I recommend this book only to people who are very, very intested in Ancient Greek History and don't mind long sentences.
Vrion
This book was first published (posthumously; Walter Pater died in 1894) in 1910, the printed version has 219 pages (wordcount: 73204). Pater studied Classics at Oxford University, and was also interested in philosophy and learned the German language.

Ths book contains a preface by Charles L. Chadwell and nine essays written by Pater:

-A Study of Dionysus: The Spiritual Form of Fire and Dew
-The Bacchanals of Euripides
-The Myth of Demeter and Persephone I.
-The Myth of Demeter and Persephone II.
-Hippolytus Veiled: A Study from Euripides
-The Beginnings of Greek Sculpture--I. The Heroic Age of Greek Art
-The Beginnings of Greek Sculpture--II. The Age of Graven Images
-The Marbles of Aegina
-The Age of Athletic Prizemen: A Chapter in Greek Art

Pater was a scholar who knew a lot about Ancient Greek History and Myths, but his writing is not very easy to read: he built very long sentences with lots of parenthesises and comma's. To give you an idea of what the essays are like I copy the first two sentences of the first essay:

WRITERS on mythology speak habitually of the religion of the
Greeks. In thus speaking, they are really using a misleading
expression, and should speak rather of religions; each race and class
of Greeks--the Dorians, the people of the coast, the fishers--having
had a religion of its own, conceived of the objects that came nearest
to it and were most in its thoughts, and the resulting usages and
ideas never having come to have a precisely harmonised system, after
the analogy of some other religions.

I recommend this book only to people who are very, very intested in Ancient Greek History and don't mind long sentences.
Xangeo
Great book
Xangeo
Great book
Unereel
I'm sure the book is interesting, I have not read it yet but when I do read it I'm sure I will enjoy it
Unereel
I'm sure the book is interesting, I have not read it yet but when I do read it I'm sure I will enjoy it