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Atomism in the AeneidPhysics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder

Atomism in the Aeneid: Physics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder

Matthew M. Gorey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518748
eISBN:
9780197518779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518748.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the role of philosophical metaphor and allegory in the Aeneid, focusing on tendentious allusions to Lucretian atomism. It argues that Virgil, drawing upon a popular strain of ... More

Law and Love in OvidCourting Justice in the Age of Augustus

Law and Love in Ovid: Courting Justice in the Age of Augustus

Ioannis Ziogas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198845140
eISBN:
9780191880469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845140.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In classical scholarship, the presence of legal language in love poetry is commonly interpreted as absurd and incongruous. Ovid’s legalisms have been described as frivolous, humorous, and ornamental. ... More

Ennius NosterLucretius and the Annales

Ennius Noster: Lucretius and the Annales

Jason S. Nethercut

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197517697
eISBN:
9780197517727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517697.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study argues that Lucretius engages in a comprehensive revision of the entire Ennian value system, literary as well as philosophical, in terms of form as well as content. Lucretius selected ... More

Juvenal: Satires Book V

Juvenal: Satires Book V

John Godwin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622171
eISBN:
9781800851030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622171.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal’s fifth and last book of Satires consists of three complete poems and one fragment. The poems offer a scandalised exposure of human folly and vice, but the poet also appears to be promoting ... More

Fifty Years at the Sibyl's HeelsSelected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Nicholas Horsfall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is a posthumous selection of 42 articles from the 150 which Nicholas Horsfall (1946–2019) wrote over a span of fifty years. Horsfall was prodigiously learned and, although best known for his ... More

Hesiod's Verbal CraftStudies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Hesiod's Verbal Craft: Studies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Athanassios Vergados

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198807711
eISBN:
9780191845536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807711.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study aims to define Hesiod’s place in early Greek intellectual history by exploring a network of issues related to language, knowledge, and authority in Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days. ... More

Horace's Odes

Horace's Odes

Richard Tarrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace’s body of lyric poetry, the Odes, is one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature and a foundational text for the Western poetic tradition. These 103 exquisitely crafted poems speak in ... More

Untimely EpicApollonius Rhodius' Argonautica

Untimely Epic: Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica

Tom Phillips

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198848561
eISBN:
9780191883019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848561.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica is a voyage across time as well as space. The Argonauts encounter monsters, nymphs, shepherds, and kings who represent earlier stages of the cosmos or human society; ... More

The New Politics of OlymposKingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Michael Brumbaugh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The New Politics of Olympos offers the first in-depth analysis of Kallimachos’ only fully extant poetry book, the Hymns, by examining its contemporary political setting, engagement with a tradition ... More

Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar's Sicilian Odes

Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar's Sicilian Odes

Virginia M. Lewis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190910310
eISBN:
9780190910341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910310.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar’s Sicilian Odes argues that Pindar engages in a striking, innovative style of mythmaking that represents and shapes Sicilian identities in his epinician odes ... More

Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity

Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity

Felix J. Meister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198847687
eISBN:
9780191882357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847687.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph focuses on passages of archaic and classical Greek poetry where certain human individuals in certain moments are presented as approximating to the gods. The approximation pursued is ... More

Homer's DaughtersWomen's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198802587
eISBN:
9780191840876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802587.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. ... More

Rediscovering E. R. DoddsScholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Christopher Stray, Christopher Pelling, and Stephen Harrison (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers an assessment of a remarkable classical scholar, who was also a poet with extensive links to twentieth-century English and Irish literary culture, the friend of Auden and MacNeice. ... More

Seamus Heaney and the ClassicsBann Valley Muses

Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses

Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198805656
eISBN:
9780191843600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805656.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The death of Seamus Heaney in 2013 is an appropriate point to honour the Irish poet’s contribution to classical reception in modern poetry in English; this is the first volume dedicated to that ... More

Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric EpicsAn Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts

Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics: An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts

Jonathan L. Ready

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835066
eISBN:
9780191872822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835066.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book queries from three different angles what it means to speak of Homeric poetry together with the word “text.” Scholarship from outside the discipline of classical studies on the relationship ... More

The Ancient UnconsciousPsychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Vered Lev Kenaan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Commonly understood as a modern conceptual invention rather than the discovery of a psychic reality, the notion of the unconscious is often criticized by traditional classicists as an anachronistic ... More

The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the process of canonization of Greek lyric, as well as the textual transmission, and preservation of the lyric poems from the archaic period through to their emergence from the ... More

The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Alexander C. Loney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190909673
eISBN:
9780190909703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909673.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first in-depth examination of revenge in the Odyssey. The principal revenge plot of the Odyssey—Odysseus’ surprise return to Ithaca after twenty years away and his vengeance on ... More

Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Maria Kanellou, Ivana Petrovic, and Chris Carey (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume sheds new light on the evolution of Greek epigram from the Hellenistic up to the early Byzantine era. It is concerned not with the work of individual authors but with the complexities of ... More

Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape was greatly influential on the Roman cultural imagination. The Bay of Naples was a centre outside the city of Rome, a place of otium, ... More

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