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The Metamorphosis of Pantomime: Apuleius' Judgement of Paris (Met. 10.30–34) *

Regine May

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the value of the description of the ‘Judgement of Paris' pantomime in book 10 of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, as evidence for pantomime. The performance, which takes place in the ... More


Omnia Iam Vulgata?: Approaches to the Mythological Centos

Scott McGill

in Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers readings of seven of the ancient Virgilian centos that relate traditional mythological stories. The aim is to show that each text contains elements that permit and indeed demand ... More


How to Build a National Epic: Digenes Akrites and the Song of Roland

Fernanda Moore

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contrasts La Chanson de Roland's successful canonization as France's national epic with the Byzantine epic Digenes Akrites, which seemed destined to serve the same function for Modern ... More


The Lewd Gaze of the Eye

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the notion that the lewd gaze is what triggers erotic passion. It considers Gorgias's expression in his Encomium of Helen: “What wonder, then, if the eye of Helen, delighted by ... More


‘Strangers are from Zeus’: Homeric Xenia at the Courts of Proteus and Croesus

Elizabeth Vandiver

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Herodotus' use of the Homeric concept of xenia in the Histories. It argues that the appearance of xenia in key passages reflects the importance of Homeric epic and of the Greek ... More


‘Tout passe, tout casse, tout lasse’: 1 Cambridge and Paris 1914–1916

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The First World War brought to Harrison the loss of almost everything she held dear. She failed to understand the reactions of Murray and Cornford and their part in the war effort, and observed the ... More


We’ll Always Have Paris: Aeneas and the Trojan Legacy

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

“We’ll Always Have Paris: Aeneas and the Trojan Legacy.” This case study focuses on Aeneas as epic protagonist and mythological founder in the Aeneid. At the beginning of the epic, Aeneas’ indistinct ... More


The Padmābatī nāṭak (1860) and the Judgement of Paris

Alexander Riddiford

in Madly after the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and his Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199699735
eISBN:
9780191745447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699735.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Madhusudan’s second Bengali play, Padmābatī nāṭak, especially Act One where the Greek story of the golden apple is, in Madhusudan’s own words, ‘Indianized’. The way in which ... More


The History of Human Habitation: Ancient Domestic Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Shelley Hales

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Charles Garnier’s exhibition L’Histoire de l’habitation humaine, designed for the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, included reconstructions of Greek, Roman and, most originally, a Gallo-Roman ... More


‘cast like Euridyce one brief look behind’: The Post-War World

J. Alison Rosenblitt

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 8 considers Cummings’ carpe diem corpus and offers a chance to examine Cummings’ Classical stabilities and instabilities. As Elizabeth Prettejohn had suggested in her reconsideration of ... More


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