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Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation that have taken place over recent years. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ... More


A taste for the classics

Pat Easterling

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the way the concept of ‘classic authors’ changes over time by constant redefinition. What has been emerging, along with new and more capacious definitions of ‘the ancient ... More


Western Classics, Indian Classics: Postcolonial Contestations

Harish Trivedi

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter situates post-colonial discussion in modern critical contexts. It contests any assumption that there is a seamless progression from colonial to post-colonial, either in terms of ... More


Derrida and Antiquity

Miriam Leonard (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, this book analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Through an ... More


A Divided Child, or Derek Walcott’s Post-Colonial Philology

Cashman Kerr Prince

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Derek Walcott’s career attracts the academic notice of scholars interested in English, post-colonial, and classical literatures; Walcott’s oeuvre seems to invite interdisciplinary interest. Engaging ... More


From the Peloponnesian War to the Iraq War: a Post-Liberal Reading of Greek Tragedy

Michiel Leezenberg

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, marked a historical rupture comparable to the 1989 collapse of the Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe. However, regardless of whether this event marks a ... More


Shades of Multi-Lingualism and Multi-Vocalism in Modern Performances of Greek Tragedy in Post-Colonial Contexts

Lorna Hardwick

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the impact of multilingual productions of Greek drama in modern theatrical contexts, including community theatre. It examines the status of English as an imperial language, as ... More


‘The Same Kind of Smile?’ About the ‘Use and Abuse’ of Theory in Constructing the Classical Tradition

Freddy Decreus

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a sometimes wry look at the intellectual infrastructure of concepts of the post-colonial, locating these in the polarities between post-modernism and western humanism, but showing ... More


Another Architecture

David Richards

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This concluding chapter examines issues of ‘beginnings’ in the narrative foundations of the physical environment, and probes its incompatibility with post-colonial intellectual architecture. This is ... More


Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan Women of Owu

Felix Budelmann

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to Women of Owu, a new adaptation of Euripides’s Trojan Women by the Nigerian playwright Femi Osofisan. The play is set outside the burning city, not of Troy, but of Owu in ... More


The Transmission and Circulation of Classical Literature: Libraries and Florilegia

James Willoughby

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter charts the survival and transmission of classical literature through the medieval libraries of England. For the Anglo-Saxon period, there are only sparse remains of the books themselves, ... More


The Empire Never Ended

Ika Willis

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the use of the Roman empire as a metaphor or analogy for global sovereignty, and compares the ways in which imperial sovereignty was conceptualised in Latin literature with ... More


The Collection of Homeric Hymns: From the Seventh to the Third Centuries bc

Andrew Faulkner

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the evidence for the transmission and reception of the Homeric Hymns from the seventh to the third centuries BC. It is argued that a collection of Homeric Hymns of some sort ... More


Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Josephine Balmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the art of classical translation from the perspective of the practitioner, arguing that translator statements such as prefaces and introductions, should be considered as much a ... More


Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, and Matthew Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777250
eISBN:
9780191823015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777250.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This is a collection of new and original essays arising from a conference held in 2013 to mark Christopher Gill’s retirement from the chair of Ancient Thought at Exeter. All the essays in the volume ... More


John Skelton

David R. Carlson

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The English laureate John Skelton (c.1460–1529) contributed to propagation of knowledge of the classics earliest in his translations, of Diodorus Siculus and M. Tullius Cicero, and in his work as a ... More


Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Nora Goldschmidt and Barbara Graziosi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the ways in which the tombs of the ancient poets—real and imagined—are crucial sites for the reception of Greek and Latin poetry. The volume makes a distinctive contribution to the ... More


Beauty in Greek

David Konstan

in Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199927265
eISBN:
9780190205508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927265.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins by illustrating the controversy over whether there existed a term, or a concept, that unequivocally meant “beauty” in ancient Greek. It is then argued that the issue has been ... More


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