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The Landscape of Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The super-genres of philosophy, oratory, and history diverge in their handling of Greek literature. Latin authors can combine the super-genres, but with differences from Greek authors. Philosophy and ... More


Propertius’ Aberrant Itineraries: Fleeting Moments in the Eternal City

Efrossini Spentzou

in The Production of Space in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198768098
eISBN:
9780191821875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768098.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Can we find the flâneur in ancient Rome? This is not a narrow question of whether this modern French literary figure has a Classical prehistory, but whether there is a parallel relationship at Rome ... More


The Musical Setting of Ancient Greek Texts

Armand D’Angour

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the relationship between melody and language in Homer, the musical fragment of Euripides’ Orestes, and the ‘Seikilos Song’. Readings of Homeric passages draw on statistical ... More


Words and the Musician: Pindar’s Dactylo-Epitrites

Tom Phillips

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The central claim advanced in this chapter is that significant connections between rhythm and semantic content form an important and under-examined stylistic feature of Pindar’s dactylo-epitrite ... More


Mesomedes’ <i>Hymn to the Sun</i>: The Precipitation of in the

Stelios Psaroudakes

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the relationship between the lyrics and the music of Mesomedes’ Hymn to the Sun. There are many instances of word painting in music. The chapter argues that Mesomedes’ Hymn ... More


Lyric Atmospheres: Plato and Mimetic Evanescence

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lyric genres have often been associated with a particular type of aesthetic experience in which semantic concreteness may give way to more diffused modes of perception and feeling, creating vague yet ... More


Sounds You Cannot Hear: Cicero and the Tradition of Sublime Criticism

James I. Porter

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient musical and literary theory converge in a view about the ways in which aural effects are produced and received. According to both, sounds are constructed around gaps of sound. This is the ... More


Suetonius the Ventriloquist

Cynthia Damon

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys Suetonius’ prose style, particularly his tendency to include the emperors’ own words in verbatim quotation. The metaphor of the ‘ventriloquist’ is apt for Suetonius, who ... More


Time

J. F. de Jong Irene

in Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199688692
eISBN:
9780191808562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines time, perhaps the most defining element of a narrative. A narrative deals with events caused or experienced by characters; these events take up time and they are connected to ... More


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