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Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More


Helen in the Fifth Century and After

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores the fifth-century strands of reception of Helen. The Helens discussed in this chapter are a selection made to illustrate the postepic narrative as presupposed by various writers ... More


Introduction

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter undertakes a comparison between a folktale and a Greek myth. It attempts to define the folktale through two avenues concerning genre and terminology as well as mode of ... More


Helen Myth

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter turns to a comparison of the myth of Helen with “Abduction” as defined in Chapter 1. It reconstructs the myth by outlining the stages of Helen's life—her birth, her childhood, and so ... More


Conclusion

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter traces further lines of reception of Helen even as it examines further hypostases of Helen. Previous chapters have shown how the narrative or narratives of Helen were enough ... More


LOCATING TROY

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first section, “Feeding the Heart: Educating Tennyson,” examines the classical education that Tennyson received at Trinity College, Cambridge, under the influential scholar Connop Thirlwall. ... More


ULYSSES AND THE RAPTURE OF TROY

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Four engages in a detailed reading of Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” described as the prototypical Victorian dramatic monologue. The first section, “The Character of the Homeric Statesman,” ... More


Unforced Marches: A Virgilian Memoir (2007)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virgil's epic poem Aeneid. It focuses on the chapters concerning the last night of Troy, Dido, and Aeneas and the Underworld. It analyzes various translations of the Aeneid and ... More


Troy: Treason and Tragedy

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores medieval texts on the siege of Troy. The significance of Troy lies in the fact that it is a great city, physically invincible, which is besieged and falls. Explanations of the ... More


The Fortunes of John Lydgate

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an overview of the critical reception of Lydgate's work, tracing the decline from a tradition of medieval encomium (voiced by, among others, William Dunbar and William Caxton), ... More


Idealism and Antagonism: Troynovaunt in the Late Fourteenth Century

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The ideological concept of civic progress, manifested in the Janus-like image of New Troy, was a potent sociopolitical tool in late 14th-century London. This chapter examines the ways in which civic ... More


Knowing Your Place: Greene's Pandosto and Menaphon

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Greene's two long pastoral fictions, Pandosto (1588) and Menaphon. These texts bear an intriguing relationship to Sidney's Old Arcadia (c.1580), then only circulating in ... More


Reverberate Troy: sounding The House of Fame in Troilus and Cressida

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter Six argues that Troilus and Cressida and The House of Fame share a distinctive soundscape that collapses the distance that normative literary history would put between them. Trojan laud ... More


The Chicago Experiment

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By May 1916, Thayer had met and fallen in love with Elaine Orr. Before the two married, however, Thayer set himself a test of mettle: to go to a strange city without any money and support himself. ... More


4.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a synopsis and breakdown of the fourth section of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. In this critical reading, Hoff unpacks Woolf’s subtle references and brings them out into the open. The ... More


The Classical Presence in Titus Andronicus: [From Shakespeare Survey 55 (2002) 199–208]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay focuses on the characters's awareness of Roman cultural traditions in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, especially the dual foundation stories for Rome: by Romulus or by Aeneas. Dead sons ... More


Circle 2: Lust: Inferno 4

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for the second circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and English), and study questions to ... More


The ‘Vther Quair’ as the Troy Book: The Influence of Lydgate on Henryson’s

W.H.E. Sweet

in Premodern Scotland: Literature and Governance 1420-1587

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787525
eISBN:
9780191829635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787525.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter proposes that the ‘vther quair’ read by the narrator of Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid is John Lydgate’s Troy Book. Henryson uses this device and the matter of Troy to respond ... More


Epilogue

Laura Ashe

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The epilogue offers a reading of the fourteenth-century poem St Erkenwald, discussing its implications for matters of civic and national identity, law, historical sense, memory, and social cohesion.


‘For treason walketh wonder wyde’: Treachery and Romance during the Wars of the Roses

Megan G. Leitch

in Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores the cultural and linguistic specificity of contemporary literary texts’ treatments of treason, demonstrating the mode of ethical narrative that distinguishes Wars of the Roses ... More


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