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Conclusion to Part I

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the second book of the Republic, Plato writes a few paragraphs on the place of trade and merchandising in society. His use of “diakonia” and its cognate words there is examined here in itself and ... More


 Mercury

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Mercury and Hermes in Lewis's scholarship, That Hideous Strength, and poetry. The Babel curse, multivalence, puns, and the faculty of componendo et dividendo. The donegality of The Horse and His Boy. ... More


The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Kevin Van Bladel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Before the more famous Renaissance European reception of the ancient Greek Hermetica, the Arabic tradition about Hermes and the works under his name had been developing and flourishing for 700 years. ... More


Conclusion: The Making of the Arabic Hermes

Kevin van Bladel

in The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This final chapter summarizes the results of the source-based investigations conducted through the previous five chapters and presents an outline of the history of the legend of Hermes in Arabic and ... More


Perturbations and generalized solutions

Rafal Goebel, Ricardo G. Sanfelice, and Andrew R. Teel

in Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Modeling, Stability, and Robustness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153896
eISBN:
9781400842636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153896.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter discusses the effect of state perturbations on solutions to a hybrid system. It shows that state perturbations, of arbitrarily small size, can dramatically change the behavior of ... More


Background Texts

William C. Chittick

in The Heart of Islamic Philosophy: The Quest for Self-Knowledge in the Teachings of Afdal al-Din Kashani

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139136
eISBN:
9780199834075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139135.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Bâbâ Afdal drew inspiration both from Greek writings in Arabic and from the writings of various Muslim thinkers. This chapter provides excerpts from his Persian translations of the ... More


Paradise Lost: Subtext and Supertext

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that the manifest intention of Paradise Lost from the beginning and to its sequel in Paradise Regained is to relate the story of ‘Man’s First Disobedience’ as that which ‘brought ... More


The Golden Sandal of Hermes

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores another striking image which Blake introduces into his account of the descent of Milton/Raphael into his garden at Felpham. It is the image of the golden sandal bound on the ... More


Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media

John Armitage and Joanne Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402613
eISBN:
9781474422291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book presents an examination of the relations between historical and, crucially, contemporary ideas of luxury. The book provides a technocultural focus on aesthetic, design-led media practice ... More


Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

John Franceschina

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This book tells the story of a boy from Tennessee who, armed with only an 8th grade education, an inexhaustible imagination, and an innate talent for dancing becomes the most prolific and popular ... More


The Go-Between

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a familiar phrase, Luke speaks of “the ministry of the word”. The term “word”, which means so much to the Christian church, has made the phrase memorable, but was an emphasis on “word” Luke's main ... More


Word

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a much more confined ambit—and with fewer stories to tell, although with one or two longish ones, beginning with an alluring tale about Hermes—we now move into the field of “deed”, where we ... More


Introduction

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0000
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

An overview of Hermes Pan’s personality displays strong ties to family (particularly to mother), fervent religious beliefs (Catholicism), an inherent humility, and closeted homosexuality. These ... More


The Homeric Hymn to Hermes: Humour and Epiphany

Athanassios Vergados

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the unique presentation of epiphany in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. Consideration is first given to the function and qualities of epiphanies elsewhere in the Homeric Hymns and ... More


The Homeric Hymn to Pan

Oliver Thomas

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a systematic reading of the nineteenth Homeric Hymn to Pan and considers its relationship to the long Hymn to Hermes. A detailed analysis treats the poetics of the Hymn's ... More


The Homeric Hymn to Hermes

N. J. Richardson

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that a closer analysis of Hymn to Hermes reveals that the central theme, Hermes' cattle theft, is framed by the two episodes of the invention of the lyre, and his appeasement of ... More


Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

John F. Miller and Jenny Strauss Clay (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (= Roman Mercury) is the most versatile, enigmatic, complex, and ambiguous. The runt of the Olympian litter, he is the god of lies and ... More


Hermes Iambicus

Andrea Capra and Cecilia Nobili

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The present chapter explores the iambic role of Hermes both within and outside iambic poetry, with a focus on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, which can be construed as the mythical pre-history of the ... More


Macrocosm to Microcosm: Reading the Skies and Stars in Fatimid Egypt

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The anonymous author of the Book of Curiosities provides an account of the origins of astronomy and astronomical tables, placing it in the Indian city of Kannauj. This tale merges the biography of ... More


Never a More Happy Time

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Edward William Lane's artistic training made him access the most of the opportunity, wherein he could easily assess the various media and techniques of the ancient artists. While the different ... More


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