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Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More


Ulysses and the Devils: The Unity of Book 2

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on book 2 of Paradise Lost. In book 2, Milton continues the story of the demilitarization of the fallen angels and of his epic more generally when he bases all of its action ... More


Gilbert Murray's Translations of Greek Tragedy

James Morwood

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Murray's work as a translator of Greek tragedy, examining the linguistic and dramatic aspects of his translations, and emphasizing the scale of his achievement in bringing ... More


Beautiful Tears

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter asks about the ethics of (lyric and structural) beauty and the politics of pathos in two plays, Trojan Women and Hecuba. The first, Trojan Women, presents a tale of unmitigated misery ... More


Content of the Form

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that Euripides' imperfect alignment of form and meaning forces form itself onto center stage. It makes us aware of a ... More


School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices

Jacqueline Baxter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326021
eISBN:
9781447326229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

What impact have the unprecedented and rapid changes to the structure of education in England had on school governors and policy makers? And what effect has the intensifying media and regulatory ... More


Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

John Holmwood and Therese O'Toole

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In 2014 the UK government launched an investigation into the “Trojan Horse” affair: an alleged plot to “Islamify” several state schools in Birmingham. Twenty-one schools in Birmingham were subjected ... More


The Trojan War, Theoxenia, and Aegina in Pindar's Paean 6 and the Aphaia Sculptures

Guy Hedreen

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Pindar's Paean 6 and its mythology in the light of contemporary art, especially sculpture. The Aphaia pediments and Pindar's poem enhance Aegina's heroes, while engaging with ... More


Challenging authority in the assemblies of the Iliad

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines representations of debate in the Iliad. Focusing on scenes of assembly among the Achaeans, it argues that dissent is made institutional as the poem unwinds: Achilles establishes ... More


Herodotus and the ‘Myth’ of the Trojan War

Suzanne Said

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/9780199693979.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the allusions in the Histories to what we nowadays call the ‘myth’ of the Trojan War. It first attempts to define its status: where should it be placed on Herodotus' scale of ... More


Herodotus and the Heroic Age: The Case of Minos

Rosaria V. Munson

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/9780199693979.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the fifth century, traditional myths about gods and heroes of a remote age still constituted a shared cultural language for speaking about a variety of more or less specific current issues of a ... More


Interpreting Words

Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold

in Newton and the Origin of Civilization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154787
eISBN:
9781400845187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154787.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

More than three decades separate Isaac Newton’s explorations of astronomical chronology and his youthful engagement with problems of perception and measurement. By the time of his first computations ... More


Troy: Treason and Tragedy

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores medieval texts on the siege of Troy. The significance of Troy lies in the fact that it is a great city, physically invincible, which is besieged and falls. Explanations of the ... More


Conclusion

Carolyn Higbie

in The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241910
eISBN:
9780191714351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

When the Lindians erected the stele with its inventories of votives and epiphanies by 99 BC, oral tradition about the antiquity and wealth of the sanctuary or city was not sufficient, as the Greek ... More


The Trojan War: Myth or Reality?

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.14
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The citadel with which the name Troy is associated lies in the north-west corner of Anatolia in the region called the Troad, so named by Graeco-Roman writers who believed that the whole area was ... More


Pity and panhellenic politics: Choral emotion in Euripides' Hecuba and Trojan Women *

Eirene Visvardi

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the choral discourse of pity in Euripides’ Hecuba and Trojan Women and suggests that both Athenocentrism and a panhellenic scope are often integral to the emotional politics ... More


The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study

Charles McNelis and Alexander Sens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199601899
eISBN:
9780191827525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601899.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The obscurity of Lycophron’s Alexandra was already notorious in antiquity and has long hampered a holistic approach to the poem. Through a series of distinct but closely integrated literary studies ... More


Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Benjamin Sammons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190614843
eISBN:
9780190614867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From a corpus of Greek epics known in antiquity as the “Epic Cycle,” six poems dealt with the same Trojan War mythology as the Homeric poems. Though they are now lost, these poems were much read and ... More


The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Simon Hornblower and Giulia Biffis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This interdisciplinary book, which takes its origin from an international conference held in Oxford, brings together experts in ancient Greek (and Roman) history, literature, archaeology, and ... More


6.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter six provides an interpretation of specific lines and words in the sixth section of Mrs. Dalloway. In this chapter, Hoff discusses the repeating themes present across the whole of Woolf’s ... More


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