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Epinikion

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes epinician poetry. The chapter begins with a discussion of epinician as a genre, drawing on both Pindar and Bacchylides. In particular, it explores how ... More


The Herakles complex: a Senecan diagnosis of the ‘Family Annihilator’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, which focuses on Archibald MacLeish's Herakles and Simon Armitage's Mister Heracles, investigates the emergence, in late 20th- and early 21st-century stage adaptations of Euripides' ... More


Two Paradigms of Mockery in Greek Myth

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes two Greek myths — the story of Iambe and Demeter, and that of Heracles and the Cercopes — as a reflection of how Greeks could conceptualize comic mockery as “performance”, ... More


Monsters, ogres, and demons in Old Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the portrayal of monsters, ogres, and demons in Sicilian and Attic comedy throughout the 5th century bc. In early comedy and mime (Epicharmus, Sophron, Cratinus, Crates) the ... More


Confronting the Hydra: LBJ on the Defensive, 1966–1967

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/9780813125725.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The reaction to the Americanization of the Vietnam conflict posed serious political problems for the president. Like Heracles confronting the Hydra—the mythical beast that would grow two heads when ... More


The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Carolyn Higbie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241910
eISBN:
9780191714351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Carolyn Higbie uses an inscription of the 1st century BC from Lindos to study the ancient Greeks and their past. The inscription contains two inventories. The first catalogues some forty objects ... More


“The Long Pathways of the Sea”: Space and Time in the Argonautika

William G. Thalmann

in Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter applies spatial theory to the general themes of the poem. The Argo’s voyage involves a material, bodily experience of space, but it produces space by connecting the places on its ... More


Ethos

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The song to Hermias now takes center stage again, this time using its literary background to highlight the multiple generic stances adopted by the speaker. The song’s opening verses are examined in ... More


Verbal and Visual Witnessing: Tony Harrison’s Euripides

Edith Hall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the theme of witnessing in Harrison’s later theatre works, especially the contrast between photographic and poetic records and accounts of trauma. It argues that Harrison’s ... More


Supplication and empire in Athenian tragedy *

Angeliki Tzanetou

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the character of the Athenian panegyric in suppliant drama against the background of the development of Athens’ empire. Suppliant plays predominantly depicted Athens as a haven ... More


The Nostalgia of the Male Tragic Choru s

Sheila Murnaghan

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As they were incorporated into mythological plots, the choruses of classical Athenian tragedy took on fictional identities that departed from their status as performers in a celebratory communal ... More


Introduction

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Synchronic typology of Achilles loves (and transvestism), compared to the loves (and transvestism) of Heracles, another of the most invincible heroes of Greek mythology: Achilles and Heracles as ... More


Women of Trachis: The heart of darkness

James Morwood

in The Tragedies of Sophocles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675716
eISBN:
9781781380833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the emphasis of femininity as shown by Sophocles in his tragedy the Women of Trachis. This tragedy shows that Deianeira has expressed a powerful feminine characterization, ... More


Cultic Contexts for Elegiac Performance

Ewen Bowie

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter argues that Archilochus’ elegy of which P.Oxy. 4708 (2005) offers a substantial fragment was a self-standing narrative, not (as generally taken) a narrative exemplum related to a ... More


Mythological Narratives in Hipponax

Margarita Alexandrou

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper revisits two sets of fragments of the iambic poet Hipponax, frr. 74–7 W and 102–3 W, which appear to draw on the myths of Odysseus and Heracles respectively. The content and manner of these ... More


Democratizing Greek Tragdedy

Helene P. Foley

in Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 looks at productions and new versions of Greek tragedy that began to defy the American reluctance to politicize the plays in response to controversial contemporary social and political ... More


Drakōn Fights: Drakontes Pure

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 1 lays out the myths of the great drakontes of pure form, in approximate chronological order of their first attestation: the Lernaean Hydra, slain by Heracles; Ladon the Serpent of the ... More


Drakōn Fights: Drakontes Composite

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 2 looks at the battle myths for the great composite drakontes, and is loosely organised in accordance with the overall shapes and mythological affinities of the creatures in question. It ... More


Fights with Kētē, Sea-Serpents

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 3 turns to the drakontes’ marine cousins, the kētē or ‘sea serpents.’ These present a methodological difficulty for us insofar as, despite their serpentine nature, the term drakōn is seldom ... More


Masters and Mistresses of Drakontes

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 5 considers the humanoids that repeatedly interact with drakontes, both fighting against them and indeed alongside them, as masters and mistresses of them. Amongst males Apollo and Heracles ... More


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