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The Historian's Presence, or, There and Back Again

Cynthia Damon

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is an investigation of a Tacitean metaphor for historiography and its implications for the historian's role in history. The metaphor of the historian's physical proximity to his subject ... More


Writing in Chains

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores new dimensions of Aurelius Prudentius Clemens' Hamartigenia through a focus on ornaments and figures—textual devices that delighted late antique readers but which tend to be ... More


Zeus, the Poet, and Vision

Tobias Myers

in Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 argues that the Iliad’s proem anticipates certain key elements of the battlefield spectacle to come: its central action (warfare and the desecration of corpses), and its staging and ... More


Paradoxon, Enargeia, Empathy: Hellenistic Decrees and Hellenistic Oratory

Angelos Chaniotis

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter maintains that the narrations of Hellenistic decrees are a useful source for the oratory during this period. It emphasizes the cross-pollination of oratory, drama, and historiography, ... More


Visuality

Neil W. Bernstein

in Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how declamatory narratives guide audiences to review their ethical commitments as spectators. The declamations involving a blind son accused of murdering his father (“The ... More


Dream Description and Dream Hermeneutics

Janet Downie

in At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that when we set Aristides’ dream narratives in the Hieroi Logoi against other ancient accounts of dreaming, what stands out is the degree to which Aristides engages the ... More


Introduction

George Alexander Gazis

in Homer and the Poetics of Hades

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787266
eISBN:
9780191829338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787266.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Readers of Homer since antiquity have noticed that the poet narrates events as if they were enacted in front of their eyes; as one ancient scholiast comments, the poetry of Homer is not only heard ... More


Beauty in Suffering: Disgust in Nicander’s Theriaca

Floris Overduin

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter Nicander’s Theriaca (second century BCE), a Greek didactic epic poem on the wounds inflicted by snakes, scorpions, and the like, as well as the treatment of these wounds, is used as a ... More


Enargeia and Bodily Mimesis

Luuk Huitink

in Experience, Narrative, and Criticism in Ancient Greece: Under the Spell of Stories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198848295
eISBN:
9780191882845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848295.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the ancient rhetorical concept of enargeia (‘visual vividness’) against the background of recent cognitively inflected research into embodied aspects of reading. While enargeia ... More


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