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Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Ralph Rosen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Latin poetry, and argues that poets working in such genres composed their “attacks” on targets, and constructed their ... More


The End of Translation

John Sallis

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In its most general conception, translation consists in the transfer or conveyance of meaning across the interval between two languages. The origin of this conception is to be found in a passage in ... More


Socrates on trial in the USA

Malcolm Schofield

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

For the last thirty years or more publications on Socrates have become a major growth industry. Its centre is the USA; and much of it has been occasioned by engagement with the work of Gregory ... More


Looking Inside Charmides' Cloak: Seeing Others and Oneself in Plato's Charmides *

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Charmides offers examples on the untranslatable Greek virtue, sōphrosunē, and the influential definition of it as knowledge of oneself. Socrates begins with a discussion of sōphrosunē with ... More


Plato's Hesiod and the will of Zeus: Philosophical rhapsody in the Timaeus and the Critias 1

Andrea Capra

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes the Timaeus-Critias as the basis for an exploration of the way in which Plato constructs his own, philosophical ‘epic’ by developing and improving Hesiodic rhapsody. It argues that ... More


Timaeus 17a–27b

Christopher Gill

in Plato's Atlantis Story: Text, Translation and Commentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940162
eISBN:
9781786944214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940162.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This provides a new English translation of the two Greek texts in which Plato presents the Atlantis story. The translation aims to be accurate to the Greek and also to offer a modern equivalent for ... More


The Pirithous Fragments: Da Homero a Libanio. Estudios actuales sobre textos griegos. II. ed. J.A. LUópez Férez (Madrid, 1995) 183–93

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/9781904675730.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper reviews the still disputed nature and attribution of a fragmentary play about Pirithous’ descent into Hades to recover his intended bride Persephone after her abduction by the underworld ... More


The Life of the City: the Timaeus-Critias

Jean-François Pradeau

in Plato and the City: A New Introduction to Plato's Political Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896535
eISBN:
9781781380666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896535.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explains the cosmology of the world according to Plato's Timaeus-Critias. Plato's cosmological account explains how the world was made, telling that a craftsman deity made the body and ... More


Catalogs and Culture

Joshua Billings

in The Philosophical Stage: Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205182
eISBN:
9780691211114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205182.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter follows different forms of the Greek cultural catalog from the relatively simple (and probably historically prior) speeches of Palamedes and Prometheus to the more dramatically complex ... More


Socrates Was Not Guilty of Corrupting the Young

Thomas L. Pangle

in The Socratic Way of Life: Xenophon's "Memorabilia"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516899
eISBN:
9780226516929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516929.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Xenophon's ironic defense of Socrates against the charge of corrupting the young allows one to discern the precise character of the profoundly transformative educational and political influence the ... More


The Sovereignty of Good

Mick Smith

in Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter talks about “Good” as the original principle of political authority and as a sovereign limit on the exercise of politics. It discusses Plato’s dialogue Critias, which offers an account ... More


Parting Shots: Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1384–98 and Symposia in the Visual Repertoire

Deborah T. Steiner

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/9780199687688.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At lines 1384–98 of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Clytemnestra delivers a speech over the body of her murdered husband. In the dense sequence of images in her triumphant rhêsis, the speaker distorts a series ... More


Lifelike Likeness: Mimetic Contagion in the Philosophical Tradition

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/9780198738732.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After examining the role of verisimilitude in the discourse of mimetic contagion, this chapter addresses the anxieties expressed by Xenophon’s Socrates and Aristotle about the ethically persuasive ... More


The Sōphrosynē of Critias: Aristocratic Ethics after the Thirty Tyrants

Alex Gottesman

in Early Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198758679
eISBN:
9780191818592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758679.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“The Sophrosynē of Critias: Aristocratic Ethics after the Thirty Tyrants” looks at the fragments of Critias and his reception in the works of Xenophon and Plato. In dealing with Critias, both ... More


Early Greek Ethnography and Human Values

Joseph Skinner

in Early Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198758679
eISBN:
9780191818592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758679.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The relationship between early Greek ethnography and early philosophical inquiry is typically regarded as tenuous at best. A paucity of references to the cultures and beliefs of other peoples among ... More


Plato’s Tyrant and the Crisis of Athenian Democracy

Cinzia Arruzza

in A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190678852
eISBN:
9780190678883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678852.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of the identity of the historical figure depicted by Plato’s tyrant, and rules out that Plato’s main inspiration and referent was an actual tyrant. Contra such ... More


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