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Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Wes Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

To call something ‘monstrous’ in the mid-sixteenth century is, more often than not, to wonder at its enormous size: it is to call to mind something like a whale; by the late seventeenth century ... More


Introduction: ‘Mighty Magic’

Wes Williams

in Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Shakespeare's Othello, an exemplary early modern fable, makes of monsters figures both for internalization and abjection. Moving in from the geographical and generic margins, monsters occupy a ... More


Corneille's Andromeda: Painting, Medicine, and the Politics of Spectacle

Wes Williams

in Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter initiates discussion of the conjoined processes of medicalization and theatricalization that monsters undergo in the seventeenth century. The changing reception of Heliodorus's ... More


A song from the universal chorus: The Perseus and Andromeda epyllion

James Uden

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Perseus and Andromeda episode in Manilius’ Astronomica (5.538-613) is an anomalous epyllion, downplaying the amatory themes prominent in the epyllion form and in other retellings of the myth. ... More


Fights with Kētē, Sea-Serpents

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 3 turns to the drakontes’ marine cousins, the kētē or ‘sea serpents.’ These present a methodological difficulty for us insofar as, despite their serpentine nature, the term drakōn is seldom ... More


Programmatics

Peter J. Heslin

in Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil: Rivalry, Allegory, and Polemic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199541577
eISBN:
9780191747113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541577.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The three sections of this chapter offer readings of the major mythological passages in the first three poems of Propertius’ first book, each of which has important programmatic significance for the ... More


Conon. Diegeseis

Greta Hawes

in Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Three passages from Conon’s Diegeseis show the appeal of rationalistic interpretation within a mythographic text. In this context, such non-standard versions of the canonical stories of Midas, ... More


Epilogue

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This epilogue looks briefly at a story told by Lucian about a performance of Euripides’ Andromeda in Abdera that led to a mass epidemic, following which the Abderites could only speak in quotations ... More


Africana Andromeda: Contemporary Painting and the Classical Black Figure

Kimathi Donkor

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Tate’s national collection of British art includes work about the Greek myth of Andromeda who, according to the Roman poet, Ovid, was an Ethiopian princess rescued from death by Perseus. This ... More


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