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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

Homer and the Poetics of Gesture

Homer and the Poetics of Gesture

Alex Purves

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190857929
eISBN:
9780190857950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857929.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers five readings of the Homeric poems through five different postures, actions, or gestures: falling, running, leaping, standing, and reaching. It argues for a connection between ... More

Imagining IthacaNostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one’, said Charles Dickens, ‘stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.’ The ancient Greek word nostos, meaning ... More

Latin Elegy and the Space of Empire

Latin Elegy and the Space of Empire

Sara H. Lindheim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871446
eISBN:
9780191914324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871446.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that the subject in Latin elegy, beginning with Catullus, constitutes itself in relation to the dynamically expanding space of empire from the late Republic to the end of the ... More

Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Daniel Jolowicz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894823
eISBN:
9780191915680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894823.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work establishes and explores connections between Greek imperial literature and Latin poetry. As such, it challenges conventional thinking about literary and cultural interaction of the period, ... More

The Medieval ClassicTwelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Justin A. Haynes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers how ancient and medieval commentaries on the Aeneid by Servius, Fulgentius, Bernard Silvestris, and others can give us new insights into four twelfth-century Latin epics—the Ylias ... More

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

Aaron J. Kachuck

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579046
eISBN:
9780197579077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579046.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil uses an enriched tripartite model of Roman culture—touching not only the public and the private, but also the solitary—in order to present a new ... More

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