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Where the Blame Lies: The Question of Thersites

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with how satiric genres of poetry distinguished “blamers” from targets, and how poets enlisted the sympathies of their audiences. The main focus is on the Thersites of ... More


Introduction

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison’s engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


The Name Is Changed, but the Tale Is Told of You

Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes Lin Shu's rise to prominence in the late-Qing cultural scene. Many translations Lin Shu and his collaborators produced before the 1911 revolution constituted a substantial ... More


Elaborations

Robert J. Fogelin

in Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After tying up some loose ends under the heading of clarifications, the main point of this final chapter is to show that this account of metaphors and other figurative comparisons goes beyond trite ... More


The Broken Net: Comic Failure and Its Consequences

Mario Telò

in Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows an ominous side to the finale of Wasps: the false, quasi-tragic liberation of Cratinus’s mode, usually interpreted as genuinely comic. The chapter starts with the account of ... More


Unknown Aesopica: From Newly Found Fables (1985)

Hans Blumenberg

in History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501732829
eISBN:
9781501748004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501732829.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the production of fables in Hans Blumenberg's “Unknown Aesopica: From Newly Found Fables” (1985). Aesop was — if he ever really existed — a slave. Based on his origin, he is ... More


Afterword The Dream and Writing of Socrates

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter briefly discusses the writing of Socrates and his concept of dream and death. It argues that Socrates had always thought he was obeying a dream in practicing philosophy, the highest form ... More


Beast Fables, Deliberative Rhetoric, and the Progymnasmata

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers the sensuous work of fables in the tradition of Aesop or beast fables, a genre largely ignored by rhetorical scholars, owing (perhaps) to its association with children and ... More


America, Africa, and Classical Traditions

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Morrison's challenge to the fabricated conception of classicism as a ‘pure’ boy of culture, as a European pedigree on which so many aspects of dominant American identity depend. ... More


Novels: Or, Fictions, Fables, Travels, and True Histories

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The 1680s and 1690s saw continued interest in fiction, including translations of important continental works by Rabelais and Cervantes. Among popular forms, fictions purporting to be ‘real’ letters ... More


The Pharmakos

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A pharmakos is a person expelled and/or killed in order to heal a community. This chapter demonstrates substantial conceptual and cultural overlaps between the gospel Passion narratives and the ... More


The Classical World

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

Donkeys are the quintessential Mediterranean animal. This chapter explores the first two millennia and more of that association. It starts with the Bronze Age societies of the Aegean, but ... More


Aversion to Civilization

Tarek El-Ariss

in Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq's (1804-1887) deconstruction of the association between modernity and progress on the one hand and civilization on the other in Kashf al-Mukhabbaʾ ʿan ... More


Classical Moralists and Philosophers

Robert Cummings

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations in the 1550–1660 period of Greek and Latin moralists and philosophers. These include Stephen Hobbes's translation of Hippocrates' Aphorisms, Henry Thorne's ... More


Poetic Justice: Iambos, Fable, and Horace’s First Epode

Michael B. Sullivan

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers past iambic influences on the Epodes, focusing special attention on animal imagery and fables. Beginning with an overview of Horace’s iambic sources Sullivan, the chapter moves ... More


Samos

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

The island of Samos, one of the most pleasant of all the Greek islands, played an important role in both Greek and Roman history. The significance of Samos was due to its strategic location and its ... More


Sardis

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0044
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

A city with a strong and vibrant Jewish community during the Roman period, as well as a center for the worship of Artemis and home to a significant Christian community, Sardis is an intriguing ... More


Monstrum in Fronte, Monstrum in Animo?: Sublate Disgust and Pharmakos Logic in the Aesopic Vitae

Tom Hawkins

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/9780190604110.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the biographical traditions surrounding Aesop in terms of their focus on gross materiality, drawing upon Kelly’s cognitive study of disgust as an element of human tribal ... More


Generating the Future

Garrett Hardin

in Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195078114
eISBN:
9780197560716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078114.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

An enduring problem of social life is what to do about the future. Can we predict it? Can we control it? How much sacrifice are we willing to make in the present for the promise of a better future? ... More


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