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Aseneth and the Sublime Turn

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes Joseph and Aseneth, attending to the densely descriptive, figurative, and allusive language in the tale of Aseneth’s conversion to becoming both Joseph’s wife and a model ... More


Doing Aristocratic Business: Affiliative Politeness and the Politeness of Respect

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail seven letters from Cicero's correspondence in order to establish some of the conventions of linguistic politeness typically used in more formal epistolary exchanges ... More


Politeness and Political Negotiation

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the role of polite language in the political negotiations that followed Caesar's assassination in 44 B.C. It examines in particular the correspondence of Mark Antony with the ... More


The Bible among Greeks and Romans

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores evidence of pagan interest in the Greek Bible. At Alexandria, the first flush of Ptolemaic interest in the Jewish nomos died away quite quickly. It is perhaps surprising that we ... More


The Third Century: Fruition

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the evidence for the history of rhetoric after the completion of Philostratus’ Lives of the Sophists. It shows that the movement generally known as the ‘Second Sophistic’ ... More


The Breathing Library: Performing Cultural Memories

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 states that the library need not be a physical collection of texts, and it explores the phenomenon of the learned literary individual who becomes a virtual library. The personified library ... More


The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book draws on the book of Job as a touchstone for the contradictions and polemics that infect various 18th century works — poetry, philosophy, political oratory, accounts of exploration, ... More


The Sublime, Today?

Glenn W. Most

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

In his contribution, “The Sublime, Today?” Glenn Most studies what he calls the “Lucretian sublime,” a concept he contrasts with the more familiar ancient notion of the “Longinian sublime.” As Most ... More


‘The Eighth Commandment was not Made for Bards’: Coleridge and the Problem of Inherited Language

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129943
eISBN:
9780191671883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

One of the crucial elements that aided the rise of Romanticism is the rediscovery and the influence attributed with Peri Hupsous — Longinus' discussion regarding sublimity. Longinus asserts that ... More


Solitude and Interaction

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the Desert Fathers' reactions to situations in which they were forced to choose between the conduct of relationships and the practice of solitude. It considers three main ... More


The Background to Kant's Mature Theory of the Sublime

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Introduces major theories of the sublime preceding Kant's. These feature Longinus, Dennis, Addison, and Burke. Kant's pre‐critical theory of the sublime is outlined.


Anatomy of a Style: Enallage and the New Sublime

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the anatomy of a style, showing how the phenomenon of enallage was noted in the ancient commentators and associated with Virgil's supposed cacozelia, ‘lack of taste,’ but ... More


Amplification

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The all-encompassing goal of an effective rhetorical style was amplification. To amplify a point or line of argument meant to endow it with stylistic prominence and hence with conceptual importance ... More


Northern Environs: Viae Salaria, Nomentana, Flaminia, Cassia

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Via Salaria was the oldest road leading out of Rome, proceeding northeast. Via Nomentana, terminating at Nomentum, is a more recent road, though its origins are nonetheless archaic. Via Flamiana was ... More


Terror and the Sublime

Ronald Schechter

in A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Eighteenth-century writers on aesthetics revived the ancient concept of “the sublime” to praise works of art and scenes in nature. Adapted from the Greek writer Longinus, the sublime according to ... More


Greeks and Romans

Gary Day

in Literary Criticism: A New History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615636
eISBN:
9780748652099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615636.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The phrase ‘criticism in crisis’ enjoyed considerable vogue in the late twentieth century. The change from monarchy to democracy was accompanied by a change in the conception of poetic language. The ... More


Zoostylistics after Aristotle

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter follows the tradition set forth in Aristotle by which nonhuman animals repeatedly helped theorists draw attention to rhetoric’s visual, aural, and tactile capacities. Nowhere is this ... More


The Philosophical Enquiry, theories of the sublime and the sister arts tradition

Hélène Ibata

in The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This first chapter emphasises what Burke’s Enquiry owes to the existing discourse on the sublime (to Longinus and Addison in particular), in order to highlight its innovations, more specifically its ... More


The Senatus Consultum Silanianum: Court Decisions and Judicial Severity in the Early Roman Empire

Jill Harries

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the evolution of a resolution passed by the Roman Senate, the SC Silanianum (10 CE) on the interrogation and execution of household slaves “under the same roof” as a ... More


Blood

Ian Richard Netton

in Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter opens once more by an examination of proto-blood miracles in the Islamic and Christian traditions. Within the Christian Domain there is an examination of the healing of the centurion ... More


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