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Near‐Death Experiences, Real and Make‐Believe

Yulia Ustinova

in Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Greeks knew of at least two ways of ‘brushing with death’: near-death experiences and mystery initiations. The chapter surveys literary descriptions of passages through darkness in the visions of ... More


Poetic Persona and Poetic Voice in Cratinus' Comedy

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 sheds light on Cratinus' poetic persona and its central role in his intertextual dialogue with his rivals, especially Aristophanes. Cratinus constructed his persona by taking his stand on ... More


Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

Philip Hardie (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724728
eISBN:
9780191792250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724728.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The establishment of the Augustan regime presents itself as the assertion of order and rationality in the political, ideological, and artistic spheres, after the disorder and madness of the civil ... More


An Essay on Satyr Names

Jaime Curbera

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The skilful and imaginative vase paintings of satyrs make us forget that they originated in a real spectacle. In this essay, I propose to consider satyr names as the names of actual revellers and ... More


Conclusion

Eleftheria Ioannidou

in Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames: Rewriting Tragedy 1970-2005

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199664115
eISBN:
9780191833380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664115.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The concluding section of the book emphasizes the shift of paradigm from modernism to postmodernism as a way of contextualizing Terry Eagleton’s tragic theory. It suggests that the Dionysiac turn ... More


Coming Through Slaughter

Lee Spinks

in Michael Ondaatje

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Coming Through Slaughter, a novel that features the singular idea of the aesthetic, as well as the conflict which it creates between molar authority and molecular life. It ... More


Tragedy and Modern Critical Debate

Eleftheria Ioannidou

in Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames: Rewriting Tragedy 1970-2005

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199664115
eISBN:
9780191833380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664115.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter offers an overview of the twentieth-century critical debates on tragedy in the modern era, drawing on theorists from George Steiner and Walter Benjamin to Raymond Williams and Terry ... More


Introduction: Augustan Poetry and the Irrational*

Philip Hardie

in Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724728
eISBN:
9780191792250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724728.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter surveys manifestations of the irrational in the poetry produced in the time of Augustus. This is a period sometimes thought of as obeying a classicizing and rationalist aesthetic, in ... More


‘The road of excess’: Dodds and Greek Tragedy

Scott Scullion

in Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses E.R. Dodds’s papers on Greek tragedy. Despite everything that can be said in criticism of Dodds’s Bacchae, the book is a compelling masterpiece of classical scholarship. Its ... More


The Existential Conception of Culture

Andrew Huddleston

in Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198823674
eISBN:
9780191862281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823674.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 1 considers the idea of culture, as described in The Birth of Tragedy and beyond, where it is understood in terms of its existential functional role. A culture, in this sense, is a worldview ... More


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