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The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

A. P. David

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops an authentic and revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It brings the interpretation of ancient verse into step with the sorts of analyses customarily enjoyed by ... More


Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Ralph Rosen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Latin poetry, and argues that poets working in such genres composed their “attacks” on targets, and constructed their ... More


Introduction to Part II

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This part of the book demonstrates an intertextual relationship between the prose of Thucydides and the poetry of Pindar and Bacchylides. This chapter attempts to justify the procedures followed, and ... More


The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Benjamin Sammons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study takes a fresh look at a familiar element of the Homeric epics—the poetic catalogue. It aims to uncover the great variety of functions fulfilled by catalogue as a manner of speech within ... More


The Literary Mind

Mark Turner

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126679
eISBN:
9780199853007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and ... More


The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Robin Sowerby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Where previous studies of ‘Augustanism’ have concentrated largely upon political concerns, this book explores the translation of the Roman Augustan aesthetic into a vernacular equivalent by English ... More


Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Elizabeth Minchin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although there has been considerable interest over time in the composition of narrative sections of the Homeric epics, there have been very few studies of the composition of the speeches and ... More


The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Gian Biagio Conte

S. J. Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume presents a collection of pieces from a celebrated world-class scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry, focusing on the interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. It forms the sequel to two widely ... More


Erasmus on Homer’s Moly*

Rudolf Kassel

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Aristoteles philosophorum, ne Platone quidem iuxta M. Tullium excepto, citra controversiam omnium doctissimus’ — so Erasmus, in the preface to the 1531 Basle edition of Aristotle, informs his ... More


Conclusion: David and God, Odysseus and Athene: Character and Moral Universe

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For Homer's audience, the resourceful Odysseus—“known before all men for the study of crafty designs”—is predictable, always the same, always on brilliant display. David, on the other hand, remains ... More


Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Bruce Heiden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an “oral poem,” it has circulated as a text stabilized in writing since near the time of its composition. Thus, the Iliad undoubtedly has features ... More


Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus sought to communicate not only what happened, but also the background of thoughts and perceptions that shaped those events and was also critical to their interpretation in retrospect. This ... More


Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare, and the Dynasty of Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Victor Hugo's discussions of genius. In taking Shakespeare as his pretext for discussing genius, and setting him alongside the likes of Homer, Aeschylus, Job, Juvenal, Dante, ... More


The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Andrew Faulkner (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first collection on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and ... More


Poets and Heroes in Petrarch’s Africa: Classical and Medieval Sources

Francesca Galligan

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the classical and medieval sources of Petrarch in writing his epic poem Africa. It brings to the fore the role of Dante's epic in Petrarch's poem and suggests that the ... More


Of Doubtful Antiquity: Fighting for the Past in the Crimean War*

Edmund Richardson

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which Britain's campaigns in the Crimean War (1854–56) became entangled in the ancient world. During the conflict, British officers in the Crimea went in search of ... More


Homer and Cinema: Translation and Adaptation in Le Mépris *

Joanna Paul

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/9780199288076.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, focusing on Godard's Le Mepris, explores how the processes of adapting Homer for the cinema and interlinguistic translations of the epics share many concerns, and may even be understood ... More


Classical Translations of the Classics: The Dynamics of Literary Tradition in Retranslating Epic Poetry

Richard H. Armstrong

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/9780199288076.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the retranslation of Greek epic poetry and argues for its importance in understanding how literary traditions shape the translation scenario. First, it treats the epic ... More


The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Norma Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a new perspective on the development of political thought from Homer to Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and Gertrude Stein (who is introduced here, for the first time, as a writer of ... More


Rhetoric in mid-antiquity

Malcolm Heath

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book's concluding study presents the rhetorical education of the fourth century ad, not as the end but as only midway in the literary culture of Hellas, between Homer and the Byzantine emperor ... More


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