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Scipio the Matchmaker

Jane D. Chaplin

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores why Livy chose to shape Scipio Africanus' encounter with the Spanish maiden in Book 26 as a positive variant on the Lucretia narrative. Where the rape of Lucretia triggers the ... More


Seen, not Heard: Feminea Lingua in Ovid's Fasti and the Critical Gaze

Peter Mark Keegan

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tests the degree to which the Fasti is immersed in and co-opted by the prevailing masculinist culture of its time, and compares interpretations of modern critics examining Ovid’s ... More


The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Lisa Pace Vetter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Frances Wright (1795–1852), Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), Sarah Grimké (1792–1873), Lucretia Mott (1793–1880), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), and Sojourner Truth ... More


The Hyena's Laughter: Lucretia and Jane Eyre

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Bulwer–Lytton's Lucretia is the grim story of a woman's downward spiral from immorality into insanity. Lucretia Clavering, a clever but corrupt English girl, is disinherited by her uncle when he is ... More


‘Lancastrian’ Lydgate: Poet and Patron

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter re-examines the notion of Lydgate as a ‘prince-pleaser’ laureate of the Lancastrian dynasty, exploring the involvement of his patron, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and brother of Henry V, ... More


Grimes and Lucretia

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of the sure tests of a composer's stature is how Grimes reacts to success. The furore over Peter Grimes both at home and abroad after its premiere in 1945 was possibly more remarkable than that ... More


The Rape of Lucretia

Anise K. Strong (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks closely at the dominant female character of the first three seasons of the series—Lucretia, the wife of the gladiatorial ludus master Batiatus. It maintains that Lucretia's sexual ... More


Fare thee well!

Jane Stabler

in The Artistry of Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Chapter 2 examines the twinning of literary and historical figures to shape voluntary and involuntary kinships within exile. Framed by the scandals of Caroline of Brunswick and Lucretia Borgia, the ... More


Rethinking Britten

Philip Rupprecht (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book offers a fresh portrait of one of the most widely performed composers of the twentieth century. This book explores a significant portion of Benjamin Britten's extensive oeuvre across a ... More


Machiavelli’s Mandragola and the Protean Self

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Machiavelli is often described as the founder of modernity for his claim to have discovered a new kind of politics. Yet what is most characteristic of the great Florentine was his creation of a new ... More


“The Most Belligerent Non-Resistant”: Lucretia Mott on Women’s Rights

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Lucretia Mott’s Quaker speeches and other writings are examined to show that her contributions to political theory are shaped by a radically antidogmatic worldview rooted in her progressive religious ... More


Upward Mobility in the House of Batiatus

Monica S. Cyrino (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the depiction of the ambitious, ruthless couple Batiatus and Lucretia and their scheming aspirations to turn their ludus into the foremost gladiator spectacle business in ... More


On Ambiguity in Britten

Paul Kildea

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the conflict between disclosure and concealment common to Britten's life and his art. Britten's development of an operatic technique coincided precisely with his personal ... More


Post-War Women in Britten

J. P. E. Harper-Scott

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter attempts to reverse the appropriation of the suffering of women in Britten's operas by a politically resolute group of men. It also suggests that Britten is not so straightforwardly a ... More


Roman Republic, Year One

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0018
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The historical tradition attributes five different consuls to the first year of the Roman republic, clear evidence of rival foundation legends that originally had no connection with each other; for ... More


Chaste Treasure and National Identity in <i>the Rape of Lucrece</i> and <i>Cymbeline</i>

Katherine Gillen

in Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses chastity’s role in English (and British) national identity, arguing that Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece and Cymbeline question the Roman myth’s application in early capitalist ... More


The Women’s War

Jill Norgren

in Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses women's changing role in society after the Revolutionary War. The war created opportunities for women to participate in the fight against England. However, neither the ... More


1 The Women’s War

Jill Norgren

in Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses women's changing role in society after the Revolutionary War. The war created opportunities for women to participate in the fight against England. However, neither the ... More


Orchestrating Change, 1847–1848

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469640334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1847-1848, the Posts participated in numerous efforts to advance social justice and religious liberty. When Douglass launched the North Star in Rochester, the Posts were drawn further into ... More


George F. White and Hicksite Opposition to the Abolitionist Movement

Thomas D. Hamm

in Quakers and Abolition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038266
eISBN:
9780252096129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038266.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the antebellum era, a critical period of transformation and dissension. Concentrating on the prominent minister George F. White, it reveals how White's opposition to ... More


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