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Some Orthographical Variants in the Papyri of Later Greek Comedy

W. Geoffrey Arnott

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Comic poets such as Menander may not have been consistent in their choices, and the papyri, which range in date from the 3rd century BC down to at least the 5th century AD, may at times reflect the ... More


Performance and Context

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the performative context of the Hermias song, taking a dialectical approach to context both as a reflection of historical reality and as a projection of the poetic text itself. ... More


Low Words in High Places: Sex, Bodily Functions, and Body Parts in Homeric Epic and Other Higher Genres

David Bain

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines six topics which, although they feature in higher literature, might be thought both beneath the dignity of their genres and to entail in consequence the use of indecorous ... More


Heracleides

Eran Almagor

in Plutarch and the Persica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

A great unknown is Heracleides of Cyme, the third Persica author who appears in Plutarch's corpus. The chapter begins with a literary interpretation of the references to Heracleides in Plutarch's ... More


Athenaeus, the Epitome, Eustathius and Quotations from Tragedy: Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 97 (1969) 157–79

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The polymath Athenaeus (2nd Century AD) is a literary treasure-house of quotations, many unique, from Greek literature, particularly verse and Tragedy. The paper assesses their number of these ... More


The World in a Cup: Ekpomatics in and out of the Symposion

Renaud Gagné

in The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199687688
eISBN:
9780191829383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with the poetic imagination of the sympotic wine vessel. It looks at the symbolic values attached to ekpomata in the strategies of language found both in and out of the ... More


Music in Euripides’ Medea

Oliver Thomas

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that a tricky passage of Athenaeus, about Euripides’ use of melodic responsion in the play’s odes (453c–454a), is worth taking seriously. The reasons for doubting its information ... More


Introduction

Anna Peterson

in Laughter on the Fringes: The Reception of Old Comedy in the Imperial Greek World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697099
eISBN:
9780190697129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697099.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As prelude to the discussions of the six chapters that follow, this introduction gives an overview of the evidence for the accessibility of Old Comedy—beyond Aristophanes’s extant plays—during the ... More


Conclusion

Tom Phillips

in Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198745730
eISBN:
9780191808166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745730.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion draws together the book’s main considerations by examining some sympotic citations of Pindar in Athenaeus, as well as Leonidas of Tarentum’s epigram on Pindar. These passages exemplify ... More


Pictures from an Exhibition: The Making of a Female Sage

Dorota M. Dutsch

in Pythagorean Women Philosophers: Between Belief and Suspicion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198859031
eISBN:
9780191891632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859031.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter II collects and analyses the Greek sayings that circulated under Theano’s name, and briefly discusses the Syriac collection. It situates Theano in the gallery of sages and clever women whose ... More


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