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Can We Make Sense of Suicide Missions?

Diego Gambetta

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by reviewing the variety and uniformity of features found in suicide missions (SMs) and among their organizers. It then reviews what is known about the perpetrators, arguing that ... More


The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Malcolm Hebron

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city ... More


The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first to examine the reception and performance history of Euripides' Herakles from the fifth century BC to AD 2006. Its primary interest lies in changing ideas of Heraklean madness, ... More


Introduction. Reasoning madness and redefining the hero

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with an acknowledgement of the play's relative obscurity and disturbing subject matter, and then offers an explanation for its perceived ‘untouchability’. The book's two main ... More


Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Andrew Kahn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is Russia's greatest poet, a ‘ founding father’ of modern Russian literature, and a major figure in world literature. His poetry and prose changed the course of Russian ... More


Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Marco Fantuzzi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Iliad is a poem whose events revolve around the “anger” of Achilles, and his personal fierceness and pursuit of glory remain, despite different and more complex nuances, the prevailing features ... More


Imperial Expiation

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the cultural legacy of the Middle Eastern campaigns. It argues that they offered the hope of some continuity with the past, undercutting the sense of total rupture produced by ... More


Upending

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter summarizes the arguments presented in the book. The book began with the assertion that the Punica should be the Roman epic. In so doing, it provided an instance of a text taken to ... More


Developing Nations, Equal Protection, and the Limits of Moral Heroism

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Using case studies focusing on how developed nations impose environmental risks on developing countries, the chapter reveals how the U.S. and other nations ship banned pesticides or hazardous waste ... More


Virtue and the Double Standard

Mark Philp and Z. A. Pelczynski

in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645060
eISBN:
9780191741616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645060.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Does Machiavelli operate with a different standard for the public (virtue) than or the private sphere (goodness)? What is his understanding of virtue and immorality? Plamenatz argues that the double ... More


Odysseus Nympholeptos

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

It is a commonplace to say that the heroes of Homeric epic have close bonds with gods and goddesses. Yet the degree to which goddesses are preoccupied with heroes is striking, and this concern is ... More


‘JOEY RULES’: Telling the Truth in Life & Times of Michael K

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the questions that serious readers must pose of literary fiction—especially fiction as politically charged as Coetzee's—is whether it is telling the truth. This chapter explores what it means ... More


Heroic Desire? Male Relations in Beowulf,The Battle of Maldon, and The Dream of the Rood

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter 7 focuses on the construction of homosocial bonds, looking first at heroic male relations in Beowulf and The Battle of Maldon. It argues that the Beowulf‐poet here as in other matters remains ... More


Corporate Folk Heroes: Living Legends or Business Cheerleaders?

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter explores the question of whether corporate leaders should be considered as cultural heroes. It seeks to determine whether top leaders are different from other older workers through ... More


Riding into the Sunset and Through to Dawn

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The impact of a leader's exit from office demonstrates just how much leaders matter. A leader's late-career self-image, expressed in the departure style, fundamentally influences the firm's strategy ... More


Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Colin Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book presents a comprehensive view of the epic tradition from Homer, through Virgil, Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and the host of minor writers who helped create the idiom within which these writers ... More


Epic: A Genre in Stasis?

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

After an account of epic and mock‐epic theory within neoclassicism, referring especially to the ‘Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes’, this chapter surveys the decline of serious epic, bringing out ... More


The Figure of the Airman

Mark Rawlinson

in British Writing of the Second World War

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184560
eISBN:
9780191674303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter is a study of themes individualism and social cohesion in the light of the career and posthumous reception of fighter pilot and writer Richard Hillary. Contemporary thinking about ... More


Recuperating the Hero: Medea and the Issue of Jason’s Virtus

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the manner in which Valerius recovers a space for heroic virtus by recuperating the figure of Jason. Valerius' recuperative strategy is read as a response not only to ... More


Constant Romans

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Critical attention to constancy in the Roman plays is part of a general interest over the last three decades in Shakespeare and the classical world. One sign of this interest is the tendency to read ... More


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