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Text World Theory: An Introduction

Joanna Gavins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Text World Theory is a cognitive model of all human discourse processing. This introductory textbook sets out a usable framework for understanding mental representations. Text World Theory is ... More


Ovid and the Stellar Calendar

Geraldine Herbert-Brown

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes that Ovid’s felices animae (F. 1. 295-310) are not astronomers, philosophers, or apolitical scientists as is commonly understood by modern commentators, but Augustan ... More


Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries

Steven J. Green

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199646807
eISBN:
9780191782220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In light of modern scepticism towards the practice, it is easy to underestimate how important a role horoscopic astrology played in ancient Rome. Entering the city from around the 3rd century BC ... More


Shifting Sands: Dancing the Horoscope in the Vision Papers

Colin McDowell

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although the final versions of A Vision contain little traditional astrology, the automatic script and drafts contained in W. B. Yeats’s Vision Papers include several areas where the Yeatses ... More


| 1802–03 | 1802–03 Ritter and the Napoleon Prize

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Volta's demonstration of his pile in front of the First Consul prompted the institution of the so-called Napoleon Prize awarding 60,000 Francs to a scientist advancing the galvanic science with a ... More


The Crew

Sean M. Kelley

in The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627687
eISBN:
9781469627700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter furnishes a biographical examination of the Hare’s captain, Caleb Godfrey, and the vessel’s mates. All of them had long experience in Newport’s maritime industry. The chapter then ... More


Manilius’ Astronomica: A Lesson in Horoscopic Obscurity

Steven J. Green

in Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199646807
eISBN:
9780191782220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Manilius’ didactic project, Astronomica, purports to teach the lay reader how to construct a horoscope. Though scholars have long recognised the inadequacies of Manilius’ poem as instruction in this ... More


Hadrian’s Relationships

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses four close relationships Hadrian developed beyond his marriage: with Trajan’s niece (Sabina’s mother), Matidia I; Trajan’s widow, Plotina; the Bithynian youth Antinoös; and the ... More


Proclus of Athens: A Life

Christian Wildberg

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This first chapter provides a suitable introduction to the volume by drawing a vivid picture of Proclus’ life: his provenance, his education, and his direction of the fifth-century school of Athens. ... More


A Portsmouth Interlude

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Around 1780, the Siblys became booksellers, and scattered to minimize competition between them. Ebenezer moved to Portsmouth and then Bristol. This chapter follows Ebenezer to Portsmouth in 1779, ... More


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