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Anagnorisis in Antiquity

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of Aristotle's definition of anagnorisis. It then considers the difference between epic and tragedy, and the theory of comic anagnorisis. It is argued that the ... More


Renaissance Commentaries

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The themes of Aristotelian poetics are both disseminated and subjected to conceptual pressures that shift their nature and extend their scope. Commentators draw on the moral, legal, and religious ... More


Modern Commentary and Criticism

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the blend of authority and deviation is the most striking aspect of the latterday history of the Poetics: it allows critics such as Northrop Frye both to place themselves in ... More


Plots of the Psyche

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Poetics and interpretation are different activities: it is not Aristotle's purpose to tell us what Oedipus or the Odyssey is about. Yet as the tradition of Aristotelian poetics declines, ... More


The Decline of Recognition: Eighteenth-century Variants

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It is striking that no reliable French translation of the Poetics or systematic vernacular commentary was available until Dacier's appeared in 1692. In England and Germany, there were no comparable ... More


Introduction: The Marketplace of Mercury

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter grounds the book’s overall discussion at the intersection of aesthetics and economics in European Renaissance poetry, whose principal actors are Francesco Petrarch, Gaspara ... More


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