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The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

A. P. David

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops an authentic and revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It brings the interpretation of ancient verse into step with the sorts of analyses customarily enjoyed by ... More


Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Isobel Hurst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book brings together two lines of enquiry in recent criticism: the reception of ancient Greece and Rome, and women as writers and readers in the 19th century. A classical education has been ... More


Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

William S. Sax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Explores the way personhood is constructed in public ritual performance. The performances are pandav lilas, ritual dramatizations of India's great epic, Mahabharata. They take place in the former ... More


The Slaying of Meghanada: A Ramayana from Colonial Bengal

Michael Madhusudan Datta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195167993
eISBN:
9780199835805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195167996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton — but that is all bosh — nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I ... More


Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible

Ronald Hendel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177961
eISBN:
9780199784622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177967.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The past in the Hebrew Bible is a represented past, not the past itself. This book argues that the biblical portrayal of the past consists of a complex interplay of historical memory, folklore, ... More


Verifiable Sources: Historiography, Epic, Prophecy, Law, and Other

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In contrast with the documentary theory, which presumed that the sources of Genesis were lost, George Smith indicated in 1872 that source‐like material from Assyria concerning the flood story is ... More


The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Benjamin Sammons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study takes a fresh look at a familiar element of the Homeric epics—the poetic catalogue. It aims to uncover the great variety of functions fulfilled by catalogue as a manner of speech within ... More


Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Tim Stover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a poem which is here dated to Vespasian's regime (70–79 ce). Its primary purpose is to show that Valerius' epic reflects the ... More


Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Based on three years of anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this book explores the manner that semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand and also subvert caste ... More


Conclusion

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The Conclusion re‐emphasizes the two major themes running through the works discussed. The first is the power of nature, which is sometimes connected with the idea of social hierarchy, and sometimes ... More


Venture Funambulists: Composing Kings in Old and New Rajasthan

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents Bhat ballads featuring linguistically talented bards who dominate and control their lords and benefactors. Bhat praise of kings and patrons in their practice as well as in their ... More


Introduction: From Holy Scripture to Silver Screen

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Jesus movies are to be viewed as “biopics”, that is, biographical films. As such, they follow the narrative template common to this genre and make a claim to authenticity or historical accuracy ... More


Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

David Quint

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Inside “Paradise Lost” opens up new readings and ways of reading John Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply ... More


Latin Epics of the New Testament: Juvencus, Sedulius, Arator

Roger P. H. Green

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284573
eISBN:
9780191713804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284573.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The topic of the book is three Christian epic poets of Late Antiquity who, though somewhat neglected in modern times, are notable in many ways, especially in their aim of harnessing the tradition of ... More


The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Gian Biagio Conte

S. J. Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume presents a collection of pieces from a celebrated world-class scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry, focusing on the interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. It forms the sequel to two widely ... More


 Egalitarian Theology: The Commoner's Upgrade from King's Servant to Servant King

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter contains the argument that drives the rest of the book. The rejection of hierarchy is rooted in a major theological shift. Social and political hierarchy in the ancient Near East ... More


The Great Men of Jainism In Utero: A Survey

Eva De Clercq

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In “The Great Men of Jainism In Utero,” an overview is provided of the intrauterine lives of the sixty-three heroes of the “Universal History” of the Jains. A central motif in these accounts is a ... More


Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Bruce Heiden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an “oral poem,” it has circulated as a text stabilized in writing since near the time of its composition. Thus, the Iliad undoubtedly has features ... More


Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Ritchie Robertson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is a study of a genre of poetry that flourished in English, French, and German literature from the early eighteenth to the mid‐nineteenth century. Although some of the texts discussed are ... More


How to Build a National Epic: Digenes Akrites and the Song of Roland

Fernanda Moore

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contrasts La Chanson de Roland's successful canonization as France's national epic with the Byzantine epic Digenes Akrites, which seemed destined to serve the same function for Modern ... More


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