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Plato on Rationality and Happiness

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the relation between rationality and happiness in Plato's thought. In some early dialogues a correct conception of what happiness is, is sufficient to achieve it; hence all ... More


“Secrets of the Torah”: Ezekiel's Vision of the Chariot

Daniel Davies

in Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199768738
eISBN:
9780199918980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768738.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an extensive and detailed account of Maimonides' exegesis of Ezekiel's vision, the deepest secret of the Torah. Maimonides uses hints to indicate that he interprets the vision ... More


The Scope and Accuracy of Ezekiel's Prophecy

Daniel Davies

in Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199768738
eISBN:
9780199918980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768738.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

One of the most hidden aspects of the Guide, and possibly the most shocking, is that Maimonides intimates that Ezekiel's picture of the cosmos, depicted in the vision of the chariot, contains ... More


The Visions of Eve, Conceptualizations of Women, and Parallel Discourses

Vita Daphna Arbel

in Forming Femininity in Antiquity: Eve, Gender, and Ideologies in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199837779
eISBN:
9780199932351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837779.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter directs attention to the GLAE representation of Eve as a privileged visionary and explores its possible subversive purposes. The chapter demonstrates how several scenes characterize Eve ... More


The Victor’s Return, and the Categories of Games

William Slater

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Nero is reported to have returned in triumph to Rome from his Greek victories on a chariot through a breach in the wall. This remarkable picture has had more ideological influence than it deserves. ... More


Heroic Śāktism and the Myths of Civilization

Bihani Sarkar

in Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266106
eISBN:
9780191865213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266106.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins the third part of the book, which aims to present the belief systems and ritual practices associated with Durgā. Through these beliefs, which conveyed the myth of civilization and ... More


Just Drop Us a Card

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at some of the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) Plowshare experiments. The first one, Project Chariot, was motivated by US Information Agency Director Arthur Larson’s suggestion to ... More


A Program on Hold

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the bioenvironmental studies sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in order to determine whether Project Chariot could safely take place. Botanist Albert Johnson ... More


Back from the Dead?

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter initially focuses on theoretical physicist Edward Teller's proposal to construct a waterway across the Kra Isthmus using nuclear explosives. At the time, Plowshare was in the ... More


Relay and Delay

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Focusing on an unfinished, imperially commissioned print project, Maximilian’s Triumphal Chariot, Chapter Three describes the complex chain of letters surrounding this collaboration and Dürer’s ... More


Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought: polygenesis or diffusion?

Paolo Magnone

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the similarity between the allegories of the soul as chariot in Plato's Phaedrus and the Katha Upanishad. It begins by investigating the methodological assumptions underlying ... More


‘Master the chariot, master your Self’: comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian sources

Jens Schlieter

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chariots in both Greece and India involved danger and intense experience in their various uses, and were used metaphorically for the interpretation of various abstract domains. They were vehicles of ... More


New riders, old chariots: poetics and comparative philosophy

Alexander S. W. Forte and Caley C. Smith

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The genealogy of chariot imagery in India and Greece is best explained not by influence between the cultures but by understanding the place of each text within its own cultural tradition. The chariot ... More


Disturbed: The Impacts of a Postcolonial Moment

Andrew Stuhl

in Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416649
eISBN:
9780226416786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter identifies land claim agreements in Alaska in 1971 and the western Canadian Arctic in 1984 as the culmination of a century of environmental transformation and colonial intervention. ... More


‘The Biggest Epic Yet’: Spectacle and Ben-Hur

Joanna Paul

in Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that, although the visual nature of cinema distances it from literature in one respect, the concept of spectacle in fact links the epic tradition in literature and film more ... More


Missionary Cultures: The American Presbyterian Congo Mission, Althea Brown Edmiston, and the Languages of the Congo

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the work of APCM missionary Edmiston, a Fisk University graduate and skilled linguist, who in the first decades of the twentieth century controversially wrote the first ... More


Incendiary Successions

Keith Bodner

in Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681174
eISBN:
9780191761201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681174.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

A crucial event in the story is the passing of the prophetic torch to Elisha in 2 Kings 2. In Chapter 2 of this book we will interpret various facets of the transition between these two prophets, ... More


Epilogue: Warrior Woman

Caitlin C. Gillespie

in Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The epilogue addresses the reception of Boudica. In her immense afterlife, Boudica primarily serves as a symbol of freedom, nationalism, and womanhood. Under Elizabeth I, she was celebrated as a ... More


Riding among the stars

Stefano Rebeggiani

in The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on solar imagery in the Thebaid and its political and ideological implications. It begins by surveying uses of solar symbols in Rome prior to Domitian and in Domitian’s time. It ... More


The Journey In: Dionysos the Traveler

Hallie M. Franks

in The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Dionysos, the god of wine, often shown on vases alongside his retinue of revelers, is a natural subject for the decoration of the room in which the symposium is held. Greek pebble mosaics, however, ... More


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