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Virgil on the Popular Stage *

Costas Panayotakis

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/9780199232536.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the sources that assert that three sequences from the Aeneid were performed in pantomime—those dealing with Dido, Turnus, and the katabasis to the Underworld (tales dealing with ... More


Introduction: The Mandaean World

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Starts by tracing the origin of the Mandaeans to the Jordan/Palestine area (from whence they emigrated, in the first to third centuries CE, to Iran and Iraq), and gives a brief history to the ... More


Ruha

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Focuses on the Mandaean mythological figure of Ruha (Spirit), who is presented largely as a leader of the forces of darkness opposing those of the Lightworld. She has been traditionally regarded as ... More


Epilogue

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Before Petrarch, the conversation with the dead was located elsewhere – with Homer and Virgil – and, even with Petrarch's contemporary and fellow countryman Dante, the dialogue takes place in the ... More


Unforced Marches: A Virgilian Memoir (2007)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virgil's epic poem Aeneid. It focuses on the chapters concerning the last night of Troy, Dido, and Aeneas and the Underworld. It analyzes various translations of the Aeneid and ... More


Came the Dawn

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Underworld's success appeared astonishing when von Sternberg sailed for Germany in 1929 to make The Blue Angel. Hollywood regarded his career as almost over. Although his many clashes with management ... More


‘Now Let us Go into this Blind World’: Dante, Virgil, Homer and T. S. Eliot

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the contributions of Dante, Virgil, Homer, and T. S. Eliot in the late Middle Ages and the literature of Antiquity. Virgil's words are open to a different interpretation: in ... More


‘I am not a target market’: Coupland, consumption and junk culture

Andrew Tate

in Douglas Coupland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Coupland's ambiguous representation of consumption with particular reference to his evolving, and idiosyncratic, fascination with rubbish; waste is a vital and ethically complex ... More


. Invisible Cities, Visible Cinema: Illuminating Shadows in Late Film Noir

Tom Gunning

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Tom Gunning, pursues the relentless immersion, at street level, of the urbanite in a city doubly composed of the seen and unseen, image and shadow. Making evident what the ... More


The Rugged Consumer Bildungsroman

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the shift from left-leaning libertarian countercultures of the 1960s and 1970s to the neoliberal libertarianism of the 1980s and 1990s. The chapter begins by positing that ... More


“O Soul, Come Back!”: A Study in the Changing Conceptions of the Soul and Afterlife in Pre-Buddhist China

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178587
eISBN:
9780231542012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178587.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Arguing that the fu, “Summons” or “Recall” ritual was the crystallization of pre-Buddhist Chinese ideas about human survival after death, this article also demonstrates how the notions of the hun and ... More


Maximal Aesthetics: Network Novels

Patrick Jagoda

in Network Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346489
eISBN:
9780226346656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346656.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The network novel is a late-twentieth-century literary genre that reworks and intensifies the cultural concerns regarding a world interconnected by communication and transportation networks, and made ... More


Silent Films

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks discusses his early comedy shorts he made during the silent era and his time as a producer for Paramount. He describes his close relationship with Victor Fleming and his ... More


Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume addresses the role of ritual representationsand religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (ValeriusFlaccus’ Argonautica, SiliusItalicus’ Punica, and Statius’ Thebaid and the ... More


Katabasis in Danielewski’s House of Leaves and two other recent American novels

Finn Fordham and Royal Holloway

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Finn Fordham discusses the footnotes in House of Leaves, describing them as part of the text’s ‘architextural underworld.’ He claims that Danielewski’s novel shares with David Foster Wallace’s ... More


Drakontes, Earth, and the Dead

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 7 considers the general associations of drakontes with the earth, the underworld and underworld powers, notably Hecate and the Erinyes. Of particular interest is the propensity of the ... More


Chthonic Ingredients and Thematic Concerns: The Shaping of the Necromancy in the Thebaid

Ruth Parkes

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Statius constructs his necromancy to suit the themes and concerns of the Thebaid. The first part argues that the inclusion of a chthonic episode befits the dominance of the ... More


Back Out of Hell: The Virtual Katabasis and Initiation of Silius’ Minucius

Robert Cowan

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Silius depicts Fabius Maximus’ rescue of his Master of Horse, Minucius, from a skirmish with Hannibal near Gerunium as a virtual katabasis or descent to the Underworld, but one which self–consciously ... More


Hades in the <i>Iliad</i>

George Alexander Gazis

in Homer and the Poetics of Hades

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787266
eISBN:
9780191829338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787266.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the way in which Hades is presented in the Iliad. Although the Underworld remains remote and unreachable for the most part, its presence is always felt on the battlefield ... More


Conclusions

George Alexander Gazis

in Homer and the Poetics of Hades

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787266
eISBN:
9780191829338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787266.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers an overview of the book’s chapters and the discussions included therein. The conclusions of each chapter are summed up and presented as the overarching argument of the book, ... More


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