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The New Desire of the Inner Man

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Building on the Christological and pneumatological foundations of baptism developed in Chapter 6, Chapter 7 explores Ambrose’s understanding of the actual change in the moral character of the ... More


Politeness in Epistolary Conflict

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent to which principles of polite restraint were observed by Cicero and his contemporaries in their correspondence when engaging in disputes and disagreements. It focuses ... More


Autobiography and the literary public sphere

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Through detailed readings of a number of reviews of autobiographical publications in the Romantic period, the chapter specifies the most important terms and concepts used by readers to understand ... More


Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

Gary A. Remer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439167
eISBN:
9780226439334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For thousands of years, critics have attacked rhetoric and the actual practice of politics as unprincipled, insincere, and manipulative. In Ethics and the Orator, the Ciceronian rhetorical tradition ... More


The Ritualizing Body-Mind

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the specific ritual practices that meditation students learned and performed. Learning through devotional practices like chanting, prostrations and offerings is discussed, as ... More


Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Indecorous Thinking is a study of artifice at its most conspicuous: it argues that early modern writers turned to figures of speech like simile, antithesis, and periphrasis as the instruments of a ... More


The Grand Style

Christopher Ricks

in Milton's Grand Style

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198120902
eISBN:
9780191671289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198120902.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter presents the argument of Milton's critics that Milton's Grand Style is not that it is not grand, but that its grandeur forfeits the possibility of delicacy and subtlety. It selects four ... More


Cicero and the Roman Actors

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

More than any other writer, Marcus Tullius Cicero defined for posterity the concept of ‘Roman virtue’. His philosophical works blended an eclectic but Stoic-flavoured version of Greek ethical thought ... More


Manners and Morals

Nancy Sherman

in Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315912
eISBN:
9780199851201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315912.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers the important role that manners and demeanor play in the cultivation of virtue. It explores the emphasis in military training on things that are “outer”—appearances, decorum, ... More


Language at Large

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the language of Dunbar, which has spurred countless criticisms and admirations among scholars of poetry and poets alike. In sixteenth-century Scotland, poets had a variety of ... More


The Truth of the History I: Relevance and Rhetorical Pitch

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the principle of decorum is the foundation of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' theory and practice of comic fiction. Decorum was one of the salient qualities that ... More


Reformation of Manners

Ronald Hutton

in The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance historians came to attach to what they called the ‘reformation of popular culture’ or the ‘reformation of manners’ in early modern Europe in the 1970s. This is ... More


The Art of Poetry: Vida to Pope

Robin Sowerby

in The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The centrality of Virgil as classical standard and example is demonstrated by systematic analysis of the De Arte Poetica of the Renaissance neo-Latinist Marcus Hieronymus Vida who mediates the Roman ... More


Who Is Mary?: Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Vittoria Colonna, Chiara Matraini, and Lucrezia Marinella

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226113982
eISBN:
9780226113975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

For women of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was one of the most important role models. This book presents devotional works written by three women better known for their secular writings: ... More


‘Englishing’ Pierre Viret: The Case of John Véron

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores a series of eight dialogues on purgatory, predestination, the cult of the saints, and clerical celibacy by the Frenchman John Véron (1561–2). Véron sugars his repudiation of ... More


John Milton and Charles Diodati: Reading the Textual Exchanges of Friends

Cedric C. Brown

in Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698707
eISBN:
9780191740756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698707.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Milton's friendship with Charles Diodati was multi‐faceted and derived from well‐established social codes. There are textual exchanges in playful competitive Latin and Italian verse; memorialization ... More


Be Afraid: Horror Stories

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Horror stories, in fiction and especially film, express the content of hypochondria that medicine excludes or denies: the abjectness of the damaged, diseased, dead, and decaying body. The genre of ... More


The Barriers: From Combat to Dance (Almost)

Jennifer Nevile

in Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635849
eISBN:
9780748671120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635849.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Renaissance courtly dancing, the art The relationships between of fencing, and military drill, have recently been much commented upon. This paper explores one particular type of mock combat - the ... More


Eureka! in Milan: When Ambrose Taught Augustine What He Already Knew

Michael Cameron

in Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

About the year 384 Augustine arrived in Milan in a state of disillusionment with Manicheeism. But Ambrose opened up new vistas by reading the Old Testament as a text strategically veiled with ... More


The Respectability of Museum Work

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter looks at the life of Saul Sithole, who had no evident background in vernacular birding traditions. He was a South African museum preparator whose work was dictated by segregation, yet ... More


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