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Political Translations: Hölderlin's Das Höchste

Andrew Benjamin

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the way translation and commentary — recognizing immediately that there will be an inevitable confluence between them — provides an important type of access to the politics ... More


The Minotaur: The Beast Within and the Threat Outside

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the minotaur emerged during the 1930s as an image of the artist's sense of alienation, while the labyrinth suggested to many writers the hostile sociopolitical world of the ... More


Violence in Greek drama *

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter seeks to identify and explain the constraints on the onstage presentation of violence in Greek drama. It finds that there were two conventions: that the audience must never witness any ... More


Line for Line

Simon Goldhill

in Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796274
eISBN:
9780199932870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796274.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Sophocles’ ability to manipulate the resource of stichomythia, line for line dialogue. It shows the unique density of his dramatic language, and how the device of stichomythia ... More


Political Persuasion: Senate and Contio

Elaine Fantham

in The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263158
eISBN:
9780191718892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Cicero's own practice and the evidence of his letters and other contemporary sources to illustrate the procedures and problems of senatorial debate. It examines Cicero's ... More


Exchange Eclipsed

in The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the novel socioeconomic perspective of the Thebaid in relation to Statius's life circumstances, and also investigates how destructive consumption becomes the central economic ... More


Eteocles, Polynices, and Creon

in The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the three major characters in Thebaid—Eteocles, Polynices, and Creon—the first two of whom are primarily concerned with securing a power they do not yet possess. They differ ... More


Authority

Neil W. Bernstein

in Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the construction and dissolution of political and military authority. These speeches represent authority as constructed and vulnerable to attack by inferiors rather than ... More


Spartacus: Identifying a Cinematic Epic Hero

Joanna Paul

in Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The figure of the hero is a particularly useful way of assessing the relationship between cinematic and literary epic. The figure of Spartacus demonstrates that even as new versions of an ancient ... More


Epic Audiences

Joanna Paul

in Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores literary and cinematic epic from the perspective of its audiences. It considers how epic narratives in different ancient and modern contexts might have similar social functions, ... More


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