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Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Stefan Tilg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

No issue in scholarship on the ancient novel has been discussed as hotly as the origin of the Greek love novel, also known as the ‘ideal’ novel. The present book proposes a new solution to this old ... More


 Venus

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Venus and Aphrodite in Lewis's scholarship, poetry, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength, and in the poetry of Charles Williams. Complexity of signification. The donegality of The Magician's Nephew. ... More


Chariton of Aphrodisias

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter two discusses selected aspects of Chariton's hometown, Aphrodisias, which might have been relevant to the invention of a new form of writing: the massive building programme in the city‐centre ... More


Nympholeptic Goddesses at the End of the Theogony

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 1 takes as its starting point the end of the Theogony, a conclusion that has been troubling to both ancient and modern scholars. At line 963, the poet invokes the Muses and sings about one ... More


Goddesses in Love and Nympholeptic Heroes

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 3 returns to the literary sources and focuses on the interaction between myth and genre. After a brief examination of the different paradigms (and their possible origins) for encounters ... More


The Power of Love: Who Is Aphrodite?

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how sophia depersonalizes Aphrodite and divinizes sexual power in Euripides's poetics. It considers the intellectual predicament in which Euripides must have found himself, as a ... More


The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Jan Bremmer and Andrew Erskine (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the Greek gods from Homer to Late Antiquity. The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Yet even though Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus ... More


Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among the many places of worship that could be found in the territory of the city of Athens and its chôra during the classical period, several offer remarkable configurations of nature: the sanctuary ... More


Getting in Contact: Concepts of Human—Divine Encounter in Classical Greek Art

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The paper treats the visualization of epiphany and theoxeny in ancient Greek art with particular reference to votive reliefs, such as those dedicated to Asklepios, Aphrodite, Herakles and the ... More


An Erotic Aristeia: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite and its Relation to the Iliadic Tradition

Pascale Brillet‐Dubois

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the relationship of the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite to the Iliadic tradition. Taking into consideration the methodological approach of Neoanalysis, it is suggested that the ... More


The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Mark Munn

Michael Rose (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243491
eISBN:
9780520931589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243491.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among maternal deities of the Greek pantheon, the Mother of the Gods was a paradox. She is variously described as a devoted mother, a chaste wife, an impassioned lover, and a virgin daughter; she is ... More


Classical Greek Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour

K. J. Doveri

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Greeks regarded sexual enjoyment as the area of life in which the goddess Aphrodite was interested, as Ares was interested in war and other deities in other activities. Sexual intercourse was ... More


Phaedra

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how the character of Phaedra in Hippolytus enables Euripides to stage the split/conflation that he has dramatized in the debate of Troades between the traditional, ... More


Driving Aphrodite from the World: Tatian and His Encratite Argument

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Tatian's reasons for thinking that Christians must reject sexual activity altogether in order to be saved. It also uses the extant fragment from Tatian's On Perfection according ... More


Narratology and Epic: Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite 45–291(Aphrodite and Anchises)

J. F. de Jong Irene

in Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199688692
eISBN:
9780191808562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the application of narratology to epic by offering a close reading of Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, a specimen of epic narrative from one of the Homeric Hymns. It begins with an ... More


Let’s Just Live It: Woody Allen in the 1990s

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

An overview of Allen’s 1990s films, this chapter also summarizes the book’s recurring argument about Allen’s ambivalent attitude toward the art that he obsessively creates and the issue of cynicism ... More


Milk and Honey

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the genesis and inspiration for Jerry Herman's musical Milk and Honey. It explains that there are different versions about the origins of the musical, including suggestions from ... More


Erotic Idealization

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses erotic idealization based on Platonist and realist theories. According to the former, all attempts to describe eros as the child of earthly rather than heavenly Aphrodite can ... More


The Problem of Female Beauty

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter lays out some of the essentials of ancient Greek gender ideology, especially concerning female beauty and the desire (eros) that it elicits. It explains the objectivity of beauty in ... More


Disarming Beauty: The Iliad

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Homer’s Iliad, the most canonical version of the story of Helen of Troy and the Trojan War. It starts by discussing Helen’s similarity to Achilles, and epic techniques for ... More


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