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Conclusion

Scott McGill

in Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book has sought to cast light upon the ancient Virgilian centos, texts that have met with limited critical attention, particularly in the Anglophone world. While always remaining cognizant of ... More


Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Lamin O. Sanneh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book describes the Christian movement from New Testament times and the Gentile mission to developments in the Roman Empire. It expounds Christianity's eastward expansion and seminal interaction ... More


 Whither Christianity?: A Study in Origin, Thought, and Action

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter examines Roman imperial pressure and the persecution that triggered wide‐ranging dispersion and movement in Christianity. Persecution induced habits of vigilance, and ascetic ... More


Historical and Cultural Background

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the history of Poland from the final loss of independence in 1795 to the November Uprising of 1830. Cultural developments taking place during the periods of the Duchy of Warsaw ... More


Wolff and the Birth of Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Christian Wolff's contributions to the German aesthetic tradition. Virtually every aspect of Wolff's system — his metaphysics, ethics, psychology, and logic — were ... More


Elizabeth Mary Wilkinson 1909–2001

R. H. Stephenson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0022
Subject:
History, Historiography

Professor Elizabeth M. Wilkinson was one of the greatest, and — across the whole spectrum of the humanities — one of the most highly regarded, scholars of German culture the United Kingdom has ... More


Who Killed Chevalier Gluck?

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck's opera reforms responded to Victorian culture to become the revolutionary icons his contemporaries believed them to be. Gluck was music ... More


Tradition and Originality

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

During the first decade of his career, Pushkin often represented poetic composition as a matter of craft and imitation rather than visionary inspiration. By addressing other writers, including ... More


The Meaning of Beauty

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Towards the end of his life, Pushkin returned to classically inspired forms, including a cycle of Anacreontic imitations, poems about statuary, imitations of Horace, and an impassioned defence of ... More


Visions of Modernity in Revisions of the Past: Altaf Hussain Hali and the ‘Legacy of the Greeks’

Abhishek Kaicker

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

While the poet and critic Altaf Hussain ‘Hali’ is almost unknown in contemporary India, he exercised considerable sway in Muslim north Indian intellectual circles of the late nineteenth century ... More


Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Freya Johnston

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The traditional view of Samuel Johnson as a writer hostile to particulars, trifles, and aesthetic mediocrity only half-explains his character. This book argues that in a period exercised by social ... More


Destructuring

Sam Rohdie

in Film Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992637
eISBN:
9781526104151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The notion of deconstruction is not exactly a taking apart of structures as it is the awareness that all structures contain within them their contrary and hence an instability. It was not that the ... More


Taste against Taste in Pope’s Epistle to Burlington

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

How could the Epistle to Burlington by Alexander Pope, a traditionalist appalled by modern corruption, have recourse to the concept of taste, the most commercially tainted, modish concept of his day? ... More


The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Elliott Schreiber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his ... More


Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Nilo Couret

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296848
eISBN:
9780520969162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296848.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book reconceptualizes both the geopolitical boundaries and the periodization of Latin American film histories in order to reveal a predominant comic mode in the cultural practices of Latin ... More


Avot and the Second Sophistic

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter focuses on the cultural, political, and intellectual tone of the contemporary Greek East of the Roman Empire. It suggests that the diffusion of ideas should not be envisaged as a ... More


Rome and the Romantic Heritage in Walter Pater’s Marius the Epicurean

Stefano Evangelista

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With his novel Marius the Epicurean (1885), Walter Pater moved the focus of his interest from Greek to Roman antiquity. In his reflections on historiography, his ideal of the hero as a man of feeling ... More


Rulers, Ghosts, and Prophets: Romans in Romantic Opera

Erling Sandmo

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Roman history was peripheral to what is usually termed ‘romantic’ opera, i.e., works written between c.1830 and 1900. This chapter, however, insists on seeing musical romanticism as contemporary with ... More


Humboldt the Proteus

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a detailed examination of the intellectual development of Wilhelm von Humboldt's theory of history. It treats Humboldt's shifting intellectual interests as different approaches to the ... More


Art Television: Authorship and Irony

John Caughie

in Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Decorum, proportion, formal harmony, respect for tradition, mimesis, self-effacing craftsmanship, and cool control of the perceiver’s response make up Hollywood’s principles of classicalism. Devices, ... More


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