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The Inevitability of Tangible Form: A Natural Theology of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In the twentieth century, we find new Jain narratives in defense of icons. These new narratives take into account a growing awareness of the fact that Jainism is just one among many religions in the ... More


Absolute Misotheism II: Perverse Worshippers, Divine Avatars, and Peter Shaffer’s Attacks Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The case of Peter Shaffer is unique in this study because he is the only one among all the major figures of misotheism who gives an unflattering portrait of God-haters. Contrasting sharply with the ... More


Response to Slater, ‘Bringing up Father: <i>paideia</i> and <i>ephebeia</i> in the <i>Wasps’</i>

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter, originally a response to a symposium paper by Niall Slater, it is argued that ephebeia, a concept that had been endowed with great explanatory importance in some recent studies of ... More


Cratinus and the Satyr Play

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 picks up on the theme of interaction with other genres and demonstrates how one of Cratinus' comedies, Dionysalexandros, operated throughout by cross‐generic play with satyr drama. Based ... More


What ought the Thebans to have done?

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/9780199568314.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks why the Thebans, and especially their royal family, are made to suffer so terribly by Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae. Pentheus' tyrannical behaviour and his evidence-proof hatred ... More


Herodotus on Melampus

Vivienne J. Gray

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/9780199693979.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes the two stories that Herodotus tells about the mythical seer, Melampus. It explains how his treatment combines his heritage of inquiry, poetry, and storytelling, and in the process ... More


Aristophanes’ Frogs and the Failure of Criticism

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/9780199570560.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a new reading of the contest of tragedians in Aristophanes' Frogs. It rejects the current consensus which finds a teleological impetus, with endorsement of a ‘civic poetics’ of ... More


Apollo, Dionysus, and Nineteenth-Century English and German Poetry

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the influence of Apollo and Dionysus on 19th-century English and German poetry. It discusses how Friedrich Nietzsche inherited and transformed a legacy of German literature ... More


. Death and Resurrection in Euripides’ Bacchae

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines a play about the unsettling introduction into Greece from the East of the Bacchae (the followers of Dionysus), which is included in his final dramatic trilogy, produced ... More


Muses and Mysteries

Alex Hardie

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the role of music in mystery cults. Looking at relationships between the Muses, Orpheus, Dionysus, and initiation rites such as those at Eleusis, it argues that choreia was an ... More


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