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Intentio operis: Reading Anonymous Texts

John Barton

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Readers of ancient texts often assume that they are looking for the meaning intended by the author. Trends in modern literary theory, from the ‘New Criticism’ to structuralism and postmodern ... More


Conclusions

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter first draws together conclusions about the range of claims and counter‐claims made about divine qualities during the Republican period by individuals and groups from a range of social ... More


The Meanings of Christian Almsgiving

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the chief meanings given to almsgiving through Christian discourse. Almsgiving featured in an exchange of material for spiritual gifts whereby the food or money given by the ... More


Introduction

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the nature of metrical form, and explaining the various ways in which metre can contribute to the meaning of poetry, before presenting the main focus of ... More


The Atlantis Story: Greek Text and Commentary (Plato <i>Timaeus</i> 17a–27b, <i>Critias</i>)

Christopher Gill

in Plato's Atlantis Story: Text, Translation and Commentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940162
eISBN:
9781786944214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940162.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This provides a complete list of Greek words found in the two Platonic texts, Timaeus 17a-27b, Critias, arranged alphabetically, along with an English translation of each word. Readers who do not ... More


Mixed Farming and Limited Specialization: Methods and Means of Intensification

Michael Decker

in Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 continues to explore agrarian change, by examining the means of intensification. As arable land became more restricted, and less favourable plots in dry regions came to be relied upon, late ... More


The Mind's Infinity: Longinus and the Psychology of the Sublime

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the treatise On the Sublime combines ecstasy (the ‘thunderbolt’ impact of the sublime) with truth (an expansion of the mind's grasp of reality) into a distinctive paradigm of ... More


Slavery as Metaphor

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The metaphorical use of images connected with slaves and slavery has a long tradition in Jewish writing. Whereas the religious use of the slave metaphor appears in the Hebrew Bible already, the ... More


The Sigmatic Subjunctive in Archaic Latin

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The sigmatic subjunctive (type faxim ‘I may do’) always has non-past meaning. However, its distribution patterns differ from those of the present subjunctive. While the present subjunctive is not ... More


The Type duim in Archaic Latin

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Subjunctives of the type duim ‘I may give’ contain the same optative morpheme as the sigmatic faxim ‘I may do’. Similarly, they always have non-past meaning, but have peculiar restrictions of use in ... More


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