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The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and ‘the perfect piece’

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/9780199534487.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks in detail at Robert Browning's poem Aristophanes' Apology (1875) and his transcription, within this, of Euripides' Herakles. Browning applies himself at length to the whole issue ... More


To Banish or Not to Banish? Plato's Unanswered Question about Poetry

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges the lop-sided modern orthodoxy which makes Plato an outright ‘enemy’ of poetry; it revives an older tradition of interpretation which saw in Plato's work a complex of ... More


Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer: From Parlement to Parley

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter closes a cycle begun at the end of part I with La Boétie’s Discourse on Voluntary Servitude: we will see that Montaigne again takes up the question of sovereignty, where Homer’s ... More


Performance and Context

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the performative context of the Hermias song, taking a dialectical approach to context both as a reflection of historical reality and as a projection of the poetic text itself. ... More


Epilogue: Gandhi, Nehru, Socrates

Phiroze Vasunia

in The Classics and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203239
eISBN:
9780191746598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book concludes with an analysis of Gandhi’s and Nehru’s interest in classical Greece. Gandhi, who wrote a Gujarati version of Plato’s Apology, identified with Socrates and aspired to emulate his ... More


The Isis Book: Serious Entertainment

Stefan Tilg

in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706830
eISBN:
9780191778513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706830.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While Chapter 4 generally suggested the concept of the ‘philosophical novel’ as a container for both serious and comic readings, it remains to be discussed in which way Apuleius would have approached ... More


Old Comedy Revived: Lucian’s Fisherman and Double Indictment

Anna Peterson

in Laughter on the Fringes: The Reception of Old Comedy in the Imperial Greek World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697099
eISBN:
9780190697129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697099.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucian of Samosata is the Imperial-era author who most closely associates himself with the ribald and satiric humor of Old Comedy. In two of his dialogues, Fisherman and Double Indictment, Lucian ... More


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