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Lucian's On Dancing and the Models for a Discourse on Pantomime *

Karin Schlapbach

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Lucian's On Dancing, one of the few surviving examples of a discourse offering a sustained treatment of pantomime dancing. The chapter aims to show that the use of rhetorical ... More


Placement and Pedagogy in the Georgics

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some of the ways in which the Georgics, ostensibly a didactic poem on agricultural management, was celebrated by early modern schoolmasters, writers of textbooks on logic, and ... More


Herodotus’ Proteus: Myth, History, Enquiry, and Storytelling

Mathieu de Bakker

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Herodotus' reshaping of Proteus to fit his historiographical narrative. By staging Proteus as king of Egypt in the Histories Herodotus breaks with the mythological tradition of ... More


‘Strangers are from Zeus’: Homeric Xenia at the Courts of Proteus and Croesus

Elizabeth Vandiver

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Herodotus' use of the Homeric concept of xenia in the Histories. It argues that the appearance of xenia in key passages reflects the importance of Homeric epic and of the Greek ... More


Improvisation and Inspiration

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the concept of improvisation and inspiration in relation to the cornucopian text problems of writing during the French Renaissance period. It suggests that Desiderius Erasmus' ... More


Miscellaneous Contemporaries

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews other persons who appear in Gellius's work. The first is Peregrinus Proteus, a Cynic philosopher who railed against Herodes and whom others regarded as a charlatan; Gellius ... More


Gray's Inn Revels, 1594–5

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the textual record of the Christmas-season festivities staged by Gray's Inn, 1594–5: the Gesta Grayorum. These Revels, together with critical readings of them, allow for an ... More


A Trio of Artisanal Reviews

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers three perspectives on the island game Proteus. The first, “Nil Person,” suggests that, unlike any other game where you, the player, has agency within the game to move and change ... More


In Search of Metaphors: Figuring What Cannot Be Defined

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To compensate for the stated inadequacy of any definition, physicians agreed on how to characterize the pathology through their selection of metaphors. Images such as Proteus, the chameleon, and the ... More


Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and ... More


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