Michael Silk: winner of the Ars Longa Prize 2013
Posted on 08/05/2014
An excerpt of a new book, co-authored by Professor Michael Silk, has won the Ars Longa Prize 2013.
‘The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought’, written by Professor Silk, Ingo Gildenhard and Rosemary Barrow, was published in December 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell (dated 2014). An edited excerpt was entered for the Prize, which solicited essays on the theme of the operas of Wagner and Greek tragedy, to mark the bi-centenary of the German composer’s birth.
The chapter, entitled ‘Wagner and the Classical Tradition: Ideas and Action’, discusses Wagner's relationship with antiquity, how it affected his work, and the extent to which his Hellenism influenced those that followed him.
The prize was administered by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, and the essay is available on their website.