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Paian

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/9780199577842.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes the paean. The chapter begins with an investigation of the paean, a religious song associated with Apollo, establishing its function in society and ... More


Dramatic Means and Ideological Ends

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows how ideological attachments are generated out of the suspense between narrative means and ends in Ion. It argues that for all their openness and questioning, Euripides' plays ... More


Content of the Form

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that Euripides' imperfect alignment of form and meaning forces form itself onto center stage. It makes us aware of a ... More


What Is Ignorance? Plato on Presumed Knowledge, Wishful Thinking, and Not Understanding Your Own Thoughts

Katja Maria Vogt

in Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916818
eISBN:
9780199980291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916818.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The chapter takes its starting point from an under-explored passage in the Philebus. According to this passage, ignorance involves thinking of oneself as richer, more beautiful, and wiser than one ... More


The Material Poetics of Tragic Recognition

Melissa Mueller

in Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 tackles the use (and abuse) of material tokens in tragic scenes of recognition, focusing primarily on Euripides’ Ionand Electra. The tokens reuniting Ion with his mother are replicas ... More


Go Little Book

Maggie Kilgour

in Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199589432
eISBN:
9780191738500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589432.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This brief envoi reads the verse epistle ‘Ad Joannem Rousium, Oxoniensis Academiae Bibliothecarium’, the last poem in Milton's 1673 reissue of his 1645 Poems, as Milton's submission to a future in ... More


To Banish or Not to Banish? Plato's Unanswered Question about Poetry

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges the lop-sided modern orthodoxy which makes Plato an outright ‘enemy’ of poetry; it revives an older tradition of interpretation which saw in Plato's work a complex of ... More


Playing God: Reproductive Realism in Euripides’ Ion

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Euripides' Ion is centrally concerned with sexual and reproductive secrets, as well as with remedies for a couple's childlessness. In a highly modern way, it explores the kinds of story that a now ... More


Rhapsody

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses Plato's dialogue Ion, in which it is claimed that poets and performers of poetry succeed in their arts not by knowledge or the expertise (techne) of a craftsman, but by inspiration. A link ... More


Sophocles’ Learning Curve

Christopher Pelling

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/9780199285686.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Two of the most influential mid-20th-century discussions of Sophocles' style operated by trying to fit the surviving plays to the threefold scheme; the most recent, and very thorough, discussion of ... More


The panhellenism of Athenian tragedy

David Rosenbloom

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/9780199562329.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the Athenian voicing of tragic panhellenism. After examining the semantic field of ‘Panhellenes’, the Theatre of Dionysos as a place of Hellenic assembly, and tragedy as a ... More


The EU discovers Romania

Tom Gallagher

in Romania and the European Union: How the Weak Vanquished the Strong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077432
eISBN:
9781781702260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077432.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explores the first major steps in the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Romania, culminating in the start of entry negotiations in 2000 and the return to power in 2001 of ... More


Elections, Violence, and Discipline

Roland Clark

in Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453687
eISBN:
9780801456343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Legion of the Archangel Michael's willingness to engage in political violence during elections as well as its system of discipline and punishment. Corneliu Zelea Codreanu ... More


Salvation and Sacrifice

Roland Clark

in Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453687
eISBN:
9780801456343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Legion of the Archangel Michael's rhetoric on salvation and sacrifice. It begins by focusing on Father Grigore Cristescu, who became heavily involved in the Legion from 1933 ... More


Rise and Fall

Roland Clark

in Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453687
eISBN:
9780801456343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the fall of the Legion of the Archangel Michael. The elections of 1937 produced a hung Parliament in Romania. For the first time in the country's history, the incumbent party ... More


Beyond the Land of Green Plums: Romanian Culture and Language in Herta Müller's Wor k

Alex Drace-Francis

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This article attempts to survey and analyse different aspects of Herta Müller's relationship with Romanian culture and language. It begins with a brief historical account of the German communities of ... More


Hanoch Levin: From Ancient Myths to Modern Tragedy

Nurit Yaari

in Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the theatrical oeuvre of Hanoch Levin, the most prolific of Israeli playwrights. Like Aloni, Levin learned theatre craft at the theatre and soon began to direct his own plays. ... More


Hippolytus

Justina Gregory

in Cheiron's Way: Youthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190857882
eISBN:
9780190857912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857882.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hippolytus’ fundamental mistake (hamartia) has been variously described as devotion to chastity (symbolized by his worship of Artemis), as life-denying puritanism or excessive arrogance (symbolized ... More


Emulating Plato: Shelley as Translator and Prose Poet

Michael O'Neill

in Shelleyan Reimaginings and Influence: New Relations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833697
eISBN:
9780191874147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833697.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Through an exploration of Shelley’s poetic and discerning translation of Plato’s Symposium and Ion, this chapter closely examines the nuance of language with which Shelley responds to the Greek, and ... More


Archaic to Classical Greece: Festivals and Rhapsodes

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Some of the so-called Homeric Hymns, dating from the seventh century BC, provide evidence of poetic performance at festivals in Greece. Alongside the sung hexameter epics, two other verse traditions ... More


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