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Erinyes

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines those endlessly polymorphous entities, the Erinyes, sometimes the enforcers or even the embodiments of curses and the rectifiers of familial transgression. It first looks at ... More


Biopolitics: Antigone's Claim

Audronė Žukauskaitė

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Lacanian philosopher Slavoj Žižek interprets Antigone as a figure driven by some pathological desire, being attached to the Other (Polyneices) without the mediation of symbolic rules and laws. In ... More


Morning (Cath. 2)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the symbolic night-day contrast of the poem: night as the time of crime and transgression, day as the time of purposeful activity and virtue. But the vanity of worldly ambitions ... More


Seneca's Moralizing Interludes

Gareth Williams

in The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter investigates how, if at all, Seneca's many moralizing interludes in the Natural Questions are to be reconciled with his main scientific agenda in the work. Four samples of that ethical ... More


Finding a Place to Hide: Chasing Catullus: Poems, Translations, and Transgressions

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Through a discussion of her volume, Chasing Catullus (2004), Josephine Balmer examines the varied ways in which contemporary poetry and classical translation might interact and overlap, exploring the ... More


Blindness and Limits: Sophokles and the Logic of Myth

Richard Buxton

in Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557615
eISBN:
9780191752209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557615.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the interrelated themes of blindness and sight in Greek mythology in general, and in Sophokles' tragedies in particular. Using Saussure's distinction between langue and parole, ... More


Empedocles on Inner Pollution and Purity: Release from Suffering, Prayer, and Mental Exercise

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 4 discusses Empedocles, c. 490–430 BC, who relates that the inner, daemonic part of living creatures is in a permanent state of pollution. This pollution, which Empedocles labels kakotes has ... More


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