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Plutarch and the Persica

Eran Almagor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book addresses two historical mysteries. The first is the content and character of the fourth century BCE Greek works on the Persian Achaemenid Empire treatises called the Persica. The second is ... More


Localisms

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the ways that the different histories of four places shaped the stories that Pausanias attaches to them in the Imperial period. It describes how different relationships to ... More


Sightseeing

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins from the premise that reading Pausanias is an experience, one that is shaped by what a reader might have before her eyes, and already hold in her head. It comprises two case ... More


Introduction: With Pausanias as Guide

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces Pausanias as a compiler, narrator, and critic of Greek myth. It surveys some different approaches to Pausanias as a mythographer over the past 130 years. It places him in his ... More


Encounters

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the various ways in which landmarks relate—and relate to—the spatium mythicum (period of myth). It begins with a survey of the strong conceptual associations of toponyms absent ... More


Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Greta Hawes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pausanias gives us the clearest glimpse of Greek myth as a living, local tradition. He shows us how the physical world existed in myriad complex and shifting relationships with the world of ... More


Conclusion: Pausanias the Companion

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers some concluding considerations of Pausanias as a source for Greek myth. It argues that Pausanias’ value comes not from his explicit comments on the nature of myth, but through ... More


The Rhetoric of Decline and the Rhetoric for Declamatio

Christopher S. van den Berg

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As an expert observer Seneca avows the decline of declamation, and we are all too ready to believe him. Many imperial practitioners and theorists of eloquentia (‘skilled speech’) appeal to decline as ... More


Literary afterlives and Casement’s queer ghost

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction establishes the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and frameworks that guide the monograph. While the aim of this study is to engage with and entertain the illuminating ... More


Drawing Blanks: The Pale Shades of ‘Phaedrus’ and ‘Juvenal’

Tom Geue

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two exponents of satiric literature written under the politically fraught conditions of the Roman Principate, Phaedrus and Juvenal. It is unclear who (or what) both were; their ... More


Taking Bearings

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns from the way Pausanias provokes formative experiences to consider his work as an object in its own right. It describes how stories fit within the Periegesis’ textual architecture ... More


“He could tell you things! Things I’ve tried to forget; things I never did know”: Conrad, Sebald and spectres of imperialism

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between Casement and Conrad has long fascinated many, with W.G. Sebald fictionalising their meeting in The Rings of Saturn (1998) as part of the text’s engagement with Conrad’s ... More


The Black Diaries: Sex, race and empire in The Dream of the Celt, The Swimming-Pool Library and The Lost World

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter explores Casement’s Black Diaries, and their reception, through a discussion of three novels: Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1912), Alan Hollinghurst’s The Swimming-Pool Library (1988) and ... More


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