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Aulus Gellius: The Life of the Litteratus

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Aulus Gellius wrote his Attic Nights for a sophisticated audience of the philologically learned. That text is here examined, again from a constructivist perspective, not only for what it tells us ... More


Cologne and Martianus Capella

Henry Mayr‐Harting

in Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199210718
eISBN:
9780191705755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the 10th-century Cologne copy of Martianus Capella's Marriage of Mercury and Philology (Ms. 193), particularly of interest along the Platonist lines of the unity of creation ... More


Greece, India, and Race among the Victorians

Partha Mitter

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The paper traces the process leading to the repudiation of the Afroasiatic roots of Greek civilization in the 19th century. Comparative philology, physical anthropology and biology melded language, ... More


Mariette’s Monopoly

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Talented individuals continued to make major contributions to Egyptology. Even in Britain, where public support was almost non-existent, the attorney Charles Wycliffe Goodwin became a leading scholar ... More


Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

James McFarland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245369
eISBN:
9780823250684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History is the first extended presentation of the relationship between Weimar-era revolutionary cultural critic Walter ... More


“Splintered Staves”: Pound, Comparative Literature, and the Translation of Spanish Literary History

Gayle Rogers

in Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Examines Ezra Pound’s aborted career as a Hispanist and translator of Spanish texts, from the late medieval Poema del Cid to romanceros (ballads), and his attacks on Germanic philology and his ... More


Iberian Modalities: The Logic of an Intercultural Field

Joan Ramon Resina

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By amputating entire cultures from its purview, Hispanism skews the historical picture and misrepresents the contemporary system of relevance. Iberianism seeks to create propitious institutional ... More


Orientalism and Neo-Archeology

Marc Nichanian, G. M. Goshgarian, and Jeff Fort

in Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter takes another step into the past, toward the moment that inaugurated the national imagination and the beginnings of philology. The intent is here to show that the national imagination ... More


Inscription

James McFarland

in Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245369
eISBN:
9780823250684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Nietzsche's archived posthumous papers (Nachlaß), characterizing the primal impetus of Nietzsche's writing and relating this to the discipline of philology and the institution ... More


Martianus Capella, De Nuptüs Philologiae et Mercurü: A Brother to Hermaphroditus

David Rollo

in Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Martianus has set himself the impossible task of writing a treatise on the unwritable. The difficulties of his undertaking are perhaps already obvious. First and foremost, by positing Mercury, the ... More


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