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Another look at Virgil’s Ganymede

Philip Hardie

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/9780197263235.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The twentieth century was marked by an accelerating intensity of critical attention to Virgil, triggered initially by a revaluation of the merits of Latin literature in comparison to its Greek ... More


Heroic Transformations in the Classical World

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter examines the nature of Greek religion, and argues that it should be treated seriously as a religion, one which through changing versions of its myths sought to ... More


The Sex Lives of Monks

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers how twelfth-century monks in the abbey church of Vézelay experienced Ovid in translation. Undertaking a detailed analysis of carvings from the church’s sculpted capitals with ... More


Outer Race

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novels The Crack in Space and The Ganymede Takeover. In The Crack in Space the primal races of evolutionary prehistory have been ... More


Conclusion

Julia Dyson Hejduk

in The God of Rome: Jupiter in Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190607739
eISBN:
9780190607753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607739.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

“Jupiter” was a creation of poetry as much as of philosophy, theology, or cultic practice—if those things can even be separated. What Jupiter, then, did the poets make? Fate’s voice or Fate’s ... More


Double Vision: Plautus’s Menaechmi and Rome’s Nascent Empire

Basil Dufallo

in Disorienting Empire: Republican Latin Poetry's Wanderers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571781
eISBN:
9780197571811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571781.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 centers on a reading of Plautus’s Menaechmi, the quintessential “Comedy of Errors,” both for the repeated misrecognitions that structure its plot and for the recurring physical wanderings ... More


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