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Transmission of Troy Stories Bibliography

Adler, Mortimer Jerome. The Idea of Freedom, Vol. II, A Dialectical Examination of the Controversies about Freedom. The Institute for Philosophical Research. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961. [477 on Boethius: freedom and foreknowledge]

Armand, Dom David. Fatalism et LibertJ dans l'AntiquitJ Grecque: Recherches sur la sur la survivance de l'argumentation morale antifataliste de CarnJade chez les philosophes grecs et les thJologiens chrJtiens des quatre premiers siPcles. 1945. Rpt. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 1973. [on conditional destiny in Chrysippe-destiny vs. necessity; 11-12 fatalism and astrology]

Atwood, Elmer Bagby and Virgil K. Whitaker, Eds. Excidium Troiae. Cambridge, Mass.: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1944. Rpt. New York: Kraus, 1971. ["a continuous narrative of Troy and Rome from the casting of the golden apple to the reign of Augustus Caesar."]

Auerbach, Erich. Literary Language and Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages. Trans. by Ralph Manheim.  Bollingen Series LXXIV. New York: Bollingen Foundation, 1965.

Augustine. The Teacher, The Free Choice of the Will, Grace and Free Will. Trans. by Robert P. Russell. The Fathers of the Church. Vol. 59. Washington. D. C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1968.

Baswell, Christopher. Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring the "Aeneid" from the twelfth century to Chaucer. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Bate, A. K. Excidium Troie. Frankfurt am Main; New York: Lang, 1986.

Berschin, Walter. Greek Letters and the Latin Middle Ages: From Jerome to Nicholas of Cusa. 1980. Translated from German by Jerold C. Frakes. Revised and Expanded Edition. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1988.

Boardman, John, Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murrray, Eds. The Oxford History of the Classical World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Boethius. The Theological Tractates. Trans. H. F. Stewart and E. K. Rand and S. J. Tester; and The Consolation of Philosophy. Trans. S. J. Tester. Loeb Classical Library, 1918. New Ed. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1973. [Similar to Stoic ideas of fate discussed by Dronke in 12th c. Phil.]

Boitani, Piero. "Antiquity and Beyond: The Death of Troilus." In Boitani, ed., The European Tragedy of Troilus. Oxford: Clarendon Press: 1-19. [on the legend of Troilus in Homer and elsewhere; Troilus as a figure for Troy, who must die for it to fall; Achilles loved Troilus//Polyxena; homosexual suggestion which was rejected later on; Troilus as a sacrificial victim; Achilles' love/death object; parallels bet. Troilus & Polyxena]

Brown, Peter. The Making of Late Antiquity. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1978. [good on demons; on boundary problems between heaven and earth; a time of human stress because of excess competitiveness of late roman culture; Christianity put an end to the fluid boundaries of the pagan world between the human and the divine]

Cameron, Averil. The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-600. London, Routledge, 1993. [solid survey; good on east/west relations and growth of Byzantine empire]

Cavallo, Guglielmo, ed. The Byzantines. Trans. By Thomas Dunlap, Teresa Lavender Fagan and Charles Lambert. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1996. [BMR by Dion C.Smythe. Ten essays offer “a dense introduction to the range of issues considered currently important” by Byzantine scholars]

Chadwick, H. Boethius: The Consolation of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosophy. Oxford, 1981. [concise exposition of Boethius' philosophy]

Chuvin, Pierre. A Chronicle of the Last Pagans. Trans. by B. A. Archer. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Cioffari, Vincent. Fortune and Fate from Democritus to St.Thomas Aquinas. New York: Columbia University Press. 1935.

Clogan, Paul M. The Medieval Achilleid of Statius. Edited with Introduction, Variant Readings, and Glosses. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1968.

Comparetti, Domenico. Virgil in the Middle Ages. Translated by E. F. Benecke. New York: Macmillan, 1895. 2nd ed. London: Allen & Unwin, 1908. Rpt. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1966. [Virgil's influence on medieval literary tradition; Virgil himself as magician and sage in medieval legends]

Courcelle, P. La Consolation de Philosophie dans la Tradition LittJraire:AntJcJdents et PostJritJ de BoPce. Paris, 1967. [Boethius' influence on medieval philosophy]

Curtius, Ernst Robert. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages. Trans. Willard R. Trask. Bollingen Series XXXVI, 1953. First Princeton/Bollingen Paperback Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973.

Daretis Phrygiide Excidio Troiae Historia. Recensuit Ferdinandus Meister. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1873.

Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy. Trans., with a commentary by Charles S. Singleton. Inferno. 2. Commentary. Bollingen Series LXXX, 1970. Seventh paperback printing, and first paperback edition in two volumes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Dictys Cretensis. Ephemeridos Belli Troiani Libri A Lucio Septimio Ex Graeco In Latinum Sermonem Translati. Accedunt Papyri Dictys Graeci in Aegypto Inventae. Edidit Werner Eisenhut. Leipzig: BSB B. G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft, 1973.]

Droge, Arthur J. Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture. Tubingen: Mohr, 1989. 

Dronke, Peter, Ed. A History of Twelfth-Century Western Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988. First Paperback Edition, 1992.

Economou, George D. The Goddess Natura in Medieval Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972.

Ehrhart, Margaret J. The Judgment of the Trojan Prince Paris in Medieval Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987.

Fox, Robin Lane Pagans and Christians. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1989. [good read; better on pagans]

Frazer, Richard M., Jr. The Trojan War: The Chroniclesof Dictys of Crete and Dares the Phrygian. Bloomington, Indiana, 1966.

Geanakoplos, Deno John. Byzantium: Church, Society, and Civilization Seen through Contemporary Eyes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Gibson, M., Ed. Boethius: His Life, Thought, and Influence. Oxford, 1981. Includes A. Minnis, "Aspects of the Medieval French and English Traditions of the De Consolatione Philosophiae": 312-61;342.

Griffin, Nathaniel Edward. Dares and Dictys: An Introduction to the Study of Medieval Versions of the Story of Troy. Published Diss. Baltimore, J. H. Furst Co., 1907.

------------. "The Greek Dictys." American Journal of Philology  29 (1908): 329-335.

Heer, Friedrich. The Medieval World: Europe 1100-1350. 1961. Translation by Janet Sondheimer. A Mentor Book. N.Y.: The New American Library, 1962.

Highet, Gilbert. The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature. 1949. Oxford University Press Paperback, 1957. Rpt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

King, Katherine Callen. Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages. Illus. D. N. Lattimore. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. [extremely useful on classical period and early middle ages transmission; rather less developed on medieval versions]

Malamud, Martha A. The Poetics of Transformation: Prudentius and Classical Mythology. Ithaca: Cornell, 1989.

MacDonald, Dennis Ronald. Christianizing Homer: The Odyssey, Plato, and the Acts of Andrew. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Millar, Fergus. The Roman Near East: 31 BC - AD 337. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Nees, Lawrence. A Tainted Mantle: Hercules and the Classical Tradition at the Carolingian Court. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Patch, Howard Rollin. The Goddess Fortuna in Mediaeval Literature. 1927. Rpt. New York: Octagon Books, Inc., 1967.

-------. The Tradition of Boethius: A Study of his Importance in Medieval Culture. 1935. Reissued New York: Russell and Russell, 1970.

Peters, F. E. The Harvest of Hellenism: A History of the Near East from Alexander the Great to the Triumph of Christianity. 1970. Rpt. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996.

Quintus of Smyrna. The War at Troy: What Homer Didn't Tell. Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by Frederick M. Combellack. 1968. Rpt. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996.

-------. The Fall of Troy. Cambridge, Massachusetts.: Harvard University Press;  London: W. Heinemann, 1984. [4th c.]

RichJ, Pierre. Daily Life in the World of Charlemagne. Trans. by Jo Ann McNamara. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978. [on culture, literacy]

Schlauch, Margaret. Medieval Narrative: A Book of Translations. 1928. Rpt. New York: Gordian Press, 1969.

Wilson, N.G. Scholars of Byzantium. London, 1983. [on the preservation of the classical heritage and the use made of it by the intellectuals of Byzantium]

Wolfson, Harry Austryn. Philo: Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 2 vols.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1946.

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