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Polybius

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter offers a thorough analysis of the moral-didactic lessons and moralising techniques of Polybius. It finds that practical, political, and moral didacticism are confluent in his Histories, ... More


Exemplarity and Narrative in the Greek Tradition

Douglas Cairns

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Achilles’ remarks on the jars of Zeus at Iliad 24. 525ff) illustrate a characteristic archaic Greek attitude towards the nature and possibility of happiness. This ‘principle of alternation’ recurs in ... More


‘The queerest sense of echo’, or Translating Imprudent Movables

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on figures of marginality and censorship in the translations, looking at the ideological and poetic resonance of translators’ choices which can be traced in the treatment of ... More


“Now lettest thou thy servant depart”: scriptural tradition and the close of <i>The Faerie Queene</i>

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Preachers had reminded the queen of her own mortality from time to time throughout her reign: Thomas Drant in 1570, Richard Curteys in 1575, the anonymous “L.S.” in 1593, and Anthony Rudd in 1596. In ... More


‘Wanderer, Incomer, Borderer/Liar, Mother of Everything I See’: Jo Shapcott's Engagement with Landscape, Art and Poetry

Deryn Rees-Jones

in Poetry & Geography: Space & Place in Post-war Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318641
eISBN:
9781846318061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay illustrates how Jo Shapcott draws upon a series of poetic precursors – including Rainer Maria Rilke, Elizabeth Bishop and Ralph Waldo Emerson – to offer a feminist intervention into the ... More


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