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Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Rebecca Armstrong

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies in detail the representations of Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin poetry. It investigates both the literary history of the myths (the Greek roots, the interactions between ... More


Conclusion

REBECCA ARMSTRONG

in Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that while to a degree, the reaction among the Latin poets to the Cretan ... More


The Other Cretans: Alienation, Invention, Liberation

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, “The Other Cretans,“ briefly surveys literary treatments of the three principal Cretan women—Pasiphaë, Ariadne, and Phaedra—and then focuses on the shifting popularity of Daedalus and ... More


Mother Love: When Desire Becomes Reality

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As a developmental phenomenon, the Oedipus complex is constructed of illusion and unidirectional desire. Compared to men, who either punish themselves or face retribution from those who govern their ... More


Phaedra: Intertextuality and Innocence

C. A. J. Littlewood

in Self-representation and Illusion in Senecan Tragedy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267613
eISBN:
9780191708350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267613.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a study of a single play, Phaedra. It explores the importance of intertextuality in Seneca's dramatic characterization. Phaedra's recognition of her passion as a family tradition is ... More


Introduction

REBECCA ARMSTRONG

in Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Cretan myths. It then turns to the subject of this book: the myths of the Cretan women, Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra. An outline of the ... More


Ethics and Poetics: Literary and Personal Memory in Representations of Cretan Women

REBECCA ARMSTRONG

in Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter serves both as an examination of the importance of remembrance in the myths and as an explicit experiment with the theories of allusion and intertextuality which underlie the entire ... More


Phaedra from Elegiac Lover to Stoic Anti-Exemplum? Heroides 4 and Seneca, Phaedra

REBECCA ARMSTRONG

in Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on depictions of Phaedra. In the Heroides Phaedra is a contradictory figure, a character who could be complete in herself, but who also seems to be full of other people's voices, ... More


‘Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light’: Metamorphoses, Book 10

REGINE MAY

in Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The importance of Book 10 lies in its theatricality, both in the main narrative and in the inset tales, just before the beginning of Book 11. This chapter combines a look at tragic and comic elements ... More


Phaedra

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how the character of Phaedra in Hippolytus enables Euripides to stage the split/conflation that he has dramatized in the debate of Troades between the traditional, ... More


Sites of experience: myth re-vision at the end of the century

Frances Babbage

in Re-Visioning Myth: Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067525
eISBN:
9781781701782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067525.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines two plays of myth re-vision, from Britain and Iceland, written at the cusp of the millennium: Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love (1996) and Hrafnhildur Hagalín's Easy Now, Electra ... More


Tragic Fragments, Ancient Philosophers and the Fragmented Self†

Christopher Gill

in Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines connections between ancient philosophy and Greek tragic fragments. First, it considers how tragic fragments are typically cited and used by ancient thinkers in ethical ... More


Seneca the Reader

Christopher V. Trinacty

in Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199356560
eISBN:
9780199356584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356560.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter discusses instances in which Seneca quotes the Augustan poets in his prose works, and the same quotation is the basis for an intertext in his tragedies. By examining these common ... More


Intertextuality and Character

Christopher V. Trinacty

in Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199356560
eISBN:
9780199356584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356560.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The second chapter provides close readings of Seneca’s Phaedra and Medea, concentrating on the way that intertexts with Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Heroides help to create the characters of Medea and ... More


Too Sexy for Export or Just Sexy Enough?: Martha Graham Dance Company on Tour

Clare Croft

in Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter considers how Martha Graham’s dancing and choreography functions as a limit case for American freedom in the history of cultural diplomacy. Cultural diplomacy often exported images of ... More


Death by Unrequited <i>Eros</i>: , and Wilde’s Inversion of Tragedy

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates Wilde’s response to classical tragedy by looking at Salome and comparing it with Euripides’ Hippolytus. It examines how Wilde inverts tragedy by hijacking Aristotelian ... More


Habima: Outsidedness as a Catalyst of Creativity

Nurit Yaari

in Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the first encounters of the actors of Habima Theatre with classical Greek drama by examining two productions—Phaedra by Racine (1945) and Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles (1947). ... More


Phaedra’s Handmaiden: Tragedy as Comedy and Spectacle in Seventeenth-Century Opera

Wendy Heller

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the tension between theory and practice in mid-seventeenth century Italian opera, characterized by an apparent lack of interest in the literary substance of ancient tragedy and ... More


The Politics of Maternal Representation in Seneca’s Medea and Phaedra

Mairéad McAuley

in Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Embodying a threat to the masculine self, transgressive and destructive mothers materialize prominently in the cultural imagination of early imperial Rome. This chapter explores Seneca’s ... More


The Great Repression

Helen Slaney

in The Senecan Aesthetic: A Performance History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198736769
eISBN:
9780191800412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736769.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Following precepts derived from Aristotle’s Poetics, French neoclassical tragedy from the 1630s onwards was required to comply with the so-called Règles—the ‘Rules’—of dramatic composition. One of ... More


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