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Where the Blame Lies: The Question of Thersites

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with how satiric genres of poetry distinguished “blamers” from targets, and how poets enlisted the sympathies of their audiences. The main focus is on the Thersites of ... More


The Dawn of Tragedy

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the tragic events in Shakespeare's tetralogy beginning from the weakening of the state. It explains that corrections made to the narrative thus consistently darken the state of ... More


Monstrum in Fronte, Monstrum in Animo?: Sublate Disgust and Pharmakos Logic in the Aesopic Vitae

Tom Hawkins

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the biographical traditions surrounding Aesop in terms of their focus on gross materiality, drawing upon Kelly’s cognitive study of disgust as an element of human tribal ... More


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