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From Exempla to Exemplar? Writing History around the Emperor in Imperial Rom e

Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on 1st-century CE Roman historical narrative, with a view to understanding to what extent Josephus may have been influenced by such writing. It is argued that works such as ... More


Parallel Lives of Two Lawgivers: Josephus' Moses and Plutarch's Lycurgus 1

Louis H. Feldman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the thematic and possible literary relationships between Josephus’ narrative on Moses and Plutarch’s biography of the Spartan Lycurgus, two legendary lawgivers. Parallels in the ... More


Introduction

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter establishes the framework for the ensuing history, and argues that, contrary to the claims of much modern literary theory, biography has had a distinctive role in defining ... More


Literature and the Use of ‘Lives’: A Prehistory

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sketches the prehistory of biography in the ‘lives’ of great men, stressing the role of exemplarity in these texts. The emergence in the 16th and 17th centuries of ‘lives’ of writers in ... More


Pierre Michon's Lives of the Saints

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The turn to life-writing in France after the two decades of literary theory and the nouveau roman did not represent a rejection of concerns with the issue of literariness. Michon's biographical ... More


From Roman to roman: The Jacobin Novel and the Roman Legacy in the 1790s

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the contours of republican poetics in the English Jacobin novels of Godwin, Holcroft, Hays, and Inchbald. Focusing on the invocation of classical texts and Roman historical ... More


Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More


Rhetoric

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Women's theoretical exclusion from the political sphere generated not silence but highly developed linguistic and figurative responses in seventeenth century England. This chapter analyses women's ... More


Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

J. Mira Seo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How did Roman poets create character? This book frames this question through the cultural and intellectual horizons of Roman authors and audiences. By applying the philosophical, rhetorical, and ... More


Making an Exemplum of Yourself: Cicero and Augustus

Michèle Lowrie

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at two points in the precipitous spiral where attempts were made to control exemplarity, and particularly to turn the person trying to do the controlling into an exemplum himself. ... More


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