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Ancient Theories of Iambos

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the various historical ‘ways of seeing’ the genre of iambos in ancient scholarship after Aristotle. It begins with an overview of the Hellenistic scholarship on iambos and the ... More


Two Paradigmatic Catalogues

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the two places where Homeric speakers string together several paradigmatic tales or exempla in the format of a catalogue (Iliad 5.382–405, Odyssey 5.118–36). It is argued that ... More


‘Improbable Art’: The Theory and Practice of Ancient Didactic Poetry

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter opens with a survey of the few known ancient theoretical approaches to didactic poetry, including Aristotle's verdict that poetry like that of the philosopher Empedocles was not ... More


Harmony, Number, and Others

Vincent Barletta

in Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226685731
eISBN:
9780226685908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685908.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1595, the first edition of the collected lyric poetry of the Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões appeared in Lisbon. Its title is Rythmas, and its editor, Fernão Rodrigues Lobo Soropita, offers a ... More


Circle 8, pouches 7–10: Fraud: Inferno 24–30

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for pouches seven to ten of the eighth circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and ... More


Suetonius and the Origin of Pantomime

T. P. Wiseman

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses an often-ignored fragment in Diomedes’ Ars grammatica, on the origin of pantomime, that has been disputed as deriving from either Suetonius’ Illustrious Men or his writing on ... More


The Ablative Absolute Dossier

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the ablative absolute, which offers a particular challenge to Latin grammarians of the late antique period. It considers the three earliest discussions of the ablative ... More


Seeing Double: Ovid’s Diomedes

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/9780190680046.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 focuses on the Homeric character Diomedes and his appearances in Ovid’s poetry. It begins with a detailed discussion of the scene in Iliad Book 4 in which Agamemnon chastises Diomedes for ... More


Other Greek Heroes: Diomedes, Philoctetes, and Agamemnon

Charles McNelis and Alexander Sens

in The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199601899
eISBN:
9780191827525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601899.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Cassandra’s treatment of three Greek heroes to whom she awards limited local honors. Philoctetes is killed in a way that evokes his activities in the Trojan War, and honored in ... More


Nostoi and Material Culture in the Area of the Classical-Hellenistic Ionian and Adriatic Seas

Catherine Morgan

in The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws on a combination of material and epigraphic evidence, presenting and analysing four case studies which indicate that nostoi were exploited by communities so as to define themselves ... More


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