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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


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