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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


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