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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

James A. W. Heffernan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In works of Western literature ranging from Homer's Odyssey to Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the giving and taking of hospitality is sometimes pleasurable, but more often perilous. This ... More


Never Were There Such Devoted Sisters

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter traces May Irwin’s life from her early move from Canada to America in a vaudeville act with her sister, Flo Irwin. Her apprenticeship with Tony Pastor is reviewed in detail, as is her ... More


Loyalty: The Missing Virtue

David Konstan

in In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190887872
eISBN:
9780190904579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887872.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Greek and Roman moralists seem not to have identified loyalty as a specific virtue, and for good reason: loyalties can be divided or misdirected. Affection or love (philia) was the ground of ... More


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