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Writing before Literature: Derrida's Confessions and the Latin Christian World

Mark Vessey

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter plots some of the trajectories of Derrida's return to the ‘question of literature’ between the late 1980s and his death in 2004. Beginning with the encounter of a certain figure of ... More


Rebuke, Friendship, and Community

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

in Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195372564
eISBN:
9780199932122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372564.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter considers the wider literary and philosophical background for the explication of Augustine's practice of corrective epistolary friendship in later chapters. It offers an introduction to ... More


Great Hermes: Three Ways toward Stardom

Henk Versnel

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

In the archaic and classical periods Hermes, though very popular, was a god of modest status. This chapter sketches three roads that led him to “stardom.” Each of them was conditioned by a specific ... More


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