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. Life and Not-Life in Thucydides’ Funeral Oration

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines life and not-life in Thucydides' funeral oration. It notes that it seems customary, for those who delivered funeral orations in the orator's city, to “praise the one who made ... More


Incorporation: The Burial and the Resonance of the Funeral

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the third phase of the funeral, the deceased was incorporated into the world of the dead. The great man moved gradually back from the public to the private sphere, ready to join the other ... More


The Rhetoric of Unity

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Post classical rhetoricians applied and adapted philosophical and scientific ideas about the nature of the human soul and the human community to describe the world as they saw it and wanted it to be. ... More


From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge

Peter France

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on academic eulogy, a component of biography that urges to celebrate. It also examines how biography developed in the eulogies of the various French academies. Epideictic ... More


The Funeral Oration in Euripides' Supplices: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 19 (1972) 39–53

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This play contains among several distinct dramatic features a ‘funeral oration’ delivered in praise of the ‘Seven Against Thebes’, all killed in that morally questionable assault and some of them ... More


Naming the Dead: Casualty Lists and the Tenses of Commemoration

Nathan T. Arrington

in Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter presents the casualty lists and the funeral orations. It argues that through the select appropriation of aristocratic forms and the development of a middling visual discourse, the public ... More


Your Honor, My Reputation: St. Gregory of Nazianzus’s Funeral Oration on St. Basil the Great

Frederick W. Norris

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Gregory of Nazianzus' funeral oration for Basil of Caesarea. It discusses two questions that dominate any attempt to answer what parts rhetoric and history play in his oration. ... More


Particularity and Language (i): Talking about God

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The third chapter is the first of two interrelated analyses of language. The first part considers the central role of paradox in the articulation of Christian doctrine, in the light of its stylistic ... More


Periclean Athens and an Image of Freedom

Mary P. Nichols

in Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Thucydides's view of the possibilities and limits of human freedom by focusing on his presentation of Pericles. It begins with the Athenians blaming Pericles as the cause of the ... More


The Prince

D. L. D’ AVRAY

in Death and the Prince: Memorial Preaching Before 1350

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203964
eISBN:
9780191676055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203964.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter concentrates on passages oriented towards life this side of the grave viewed by the preachers from a moral perspective. Medieval memorial sermons anticipate many of the attitudes to ... More


How to Praise a Friend: St. Gregory of Nazianzus’s Funeral Oration for St. Basil the Great

David Konstan

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the issue of friendship in Gregory of Nazianzus' funeral oration for Basil of Caesarea. It argues that Gregory was taking a stand in his praise of his special relation with ... More


Of Fragments and Feelings: Roman Funeral Oratory Revisited

Hans Beck

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Drawing on the tenets of the emotional or affective turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the article revisits the topic of Roman funeral orations (laudationes funebres). Several funeral ... More


Conclusion: Socrates, Pericles, and the Citizen

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses two of the most well-known ancient characterizations of Athenian democracy and society, namely, Pericles' Funeral Oration and Plato's Apology of Socrates. The text of Pericles may ... More


Dead Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 4 (‘Dead Body’) explains that Gregory’s encomium on virginity in De virginitate must be taken at face value. Bodily virginity, which denies the passions, enables us to participate in divine ... More


Fragments of Epideictic Oratory: The Exemplary Case of the for Women

Cristina Pepe

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Funeral eulogies are among the older examples of Roman oratory. The practice of honouring the dead with a laudatio funebris (funeral oration) was in the earliest stage reserved to males, but from the ... More


Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Mary P. Nichols

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides's thought. Through a close reading of his History of the Peloponnesian War, the book explores the manifestations of this ... More


Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles II: The First Campaign and the Funeral Oration

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The actual narrative of the Peloponnesian War starts in book 2. Thucydides gives Pericles two speeches in this book, the famed funeral oration in sections 35–46 and a final speech rallying the ... More


Introduction: A Theory of Democratic Courage

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there a specifically democratic vision or practice of courage? This chapter answers in the affirmative, arguing that courage varies according to the type of regime in which it is found. As both ... More


Athenian Eudaimonism in Thought and Action

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Athenians’ distinctive strategy for bridging the gap between the individual’s good and the community’s good, with particular reference to courage. Courage raises special ... More


Eros Transformed: Same-Sex Love and Divine Desire: Reflections on the Erotic Vocabulary in St. Gregory of Nazianzus’s Speech on St. Basil the Great

Jostein Børtnes

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the issues of same-sex love and divine desire in Gregory of Nazianzus' funeral oration for Basil of Caesarea. It suggests that Gregory's understanding of friendship as a ... More


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