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Science and Sophistry

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this chapter, Hankinson considers the treatment of causation and explanation in two important strands of Ancient Greek thought: rational medicine and the sophistic movement. The Hippocratic ... More


Liturgy and Shorter Genres

Honey Meconi

in Hildegard of Bingen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252033155
eISBN:
9780252050725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252033155.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter opens with an overview of monastic liturgy in Hildegard’s time, providing an explanation of the Temporale and Sanctorale, Proper and Ordinary texts, the eight daily Offices, and composed ... More


Proem: Cephalus recounts the dialogue

Samuel Scolnicov

in Plato's Parmenides

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224032
eISBN:
9780520925113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224032.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the part of Plato's dialogue Parmenides where Cephalus recounts the dialogue. It relates how Cephalus' narration of how Antiphon told him that Pythodorus reported of the ... More


Plotting Homicide

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the way Attic orators used conspirational notions in trials involving both premeditated and unintentional killings. It explains that the popularity and usefulness of the ... More


Legal Plots and Traps

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on legal plots and traps in the oratorical corpus in ancient Athens. It explains that plots aiming to defeat a legal action or to ensnare a rival in a legal trap were almost as ... More


Go Down, Djuna: The Art of “Transcendence Downward”

Steve Pinkerton

in Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter turns to the interwar period’s reigning assumptions about homosexuality as “sexual inversion,” and to the satiric demolition those assumptions undergo in the works of Djuna Barnes. In ... More


“What are you trying to say?”— “I’m saying it”: Queer Performativity in and across Time

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter considers Djuna Barnes’s 1923 metatheatrical parodies To the Dogs and The Dove to suggest that the audience for queer modernist performance was not limited to past spectators but has ... More


Êthos theories of music and poetic metre

Robert W. Wallace

in Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with Damon’s work on the psychological, behavioural, and hence social and political affects of music and poetic metre, together with parallel fifth-century work on rhetoric and ... More


Archelaus on Cosmogony and the Origins of Social Institutions

Gábor Betegh

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 51

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795797
eISBN:
9780191836855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795797.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The paper argues that joining a narrative about the origins of social institutions to a narrative about the origins of the cosmos and of living organisms was not a customary feature of Presocratic ... More


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