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Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in 20th-century European literature, art, and music. While many works deal with the literary use of myth—a ... More


The Other Cretans: Alienation, Invention, Liberation

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, “The Other Cretans,“ briefly surveys literary treatments of the three principal Cretan women—Pasiphaë, Ariadne, and Phaedra—and then focuses on the shifting popularity of Daedalus and ... More


The Icarus Agenda: Vietnamization and Its Political Implications

Andrew L. Johns

in Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125725
eISBN:
9780813135427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Daedalus was imprisoned with Icarus on the island of Crete by King Minos; Daedalus crafted wings to allow him and his son to escape. Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun or to the ... More


Making (Bio)Logical Connections

Subrata Dasgupta

in The Second Age of Computer Science: From Algol Genes to Neural Nets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190843861
eISBN:
9780197559826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843861.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

At first blush, computing and biology seem an odd couple, yet they formed a liaison of sorts from the very first years of the electronic digital computer. Following a ... More


Virtue and Knowledge: Meno

Lorraine Smith Pangle

in Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226136547
eISBN:
9780226136684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136684.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that Meno, usually treated as a work of epistemology, is in fact one of Plato’s most important political dialogues, containing probing reflections on the political passions and ... More


Pausanias. Periegesis

Greta Hawes

in Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Pausanias’ travel guide is a complex, eclectic text which exhibits a number of approaches to myth. This chapter argues that Paul Veyne’s conception of Pausanias’ style as a narrator and critic of ... More


Fathers and Sons, Part Two: Paternity as Paradigm

Barbara Weiden Boyd

in Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680046
eISBN:
9780190680077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680046.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 continues the exploration of the poetics of paternity begun in chapter 2. The father-son relationship is a productive one for Ovid, both thematically and metatextually, and he explores its ... More


Vergilian Episodes: Joseph Brodsky

Zara Martirosova Torlone

in Vergil in Russia: National Identity and Classical Reception

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199689484
eISBN:
9780191782787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689484.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With Joseph Brodsky, the subject of this chapter, the Russian Vergil enters the stage of postmodernism. Brodsky’s Vergilian allusions are numerous and persist in Brodsky’s poetics through its entire ... More


Silius’ Cumae and Its Augustan Predecessors

Alison Keith

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hannibal’s Capuan feast, modelled on Dido’s banquet for Aeneas, is the starting point for this chapter’s exploration of Silius’ wide-ranging allusions, in diction and thematic material, to the ... More


Knowledge and Correct Impressions in Plato’s Meno

Catherine Rowett

in Knowledge and Truth in Plato: Stepping Past the Shadow of Socrates

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199693658
eISBN:
9780191850561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199693658.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines three passages of Plato’s Meno, showing how they relate to a theme concerning Gorgias’ professed ability to answer questions without knowledge. Addressing some notorious puzzles ... More


‘A Solar Labyrinth’: Metafictional Devices and Textual Complexity

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Exploring how The Urth Cycle's labyrinthine microstructure, and its inter- and intratextual echoes may oppose effective textual analysis, this chapter pays particular attention to Wolfe's ... More


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