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Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

William A. Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Readers and Reading Culture in the High Empire examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome. The focus is on deep sociocultural contextualization for ... More


Lucian’s Insufficient Intellectual

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores three treatises of the satirist Lucian for what they imply not only about the norms of the reading culture that Lucian lampoons, but also for the thoughtful, subtle ways in ... More


Lucian's On Dancing and the Models for a Discourse on Pantomime *

Karin Schlapbach

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Lucian's On Dancing, one of the few surviving examples of a discourse offering a sustained treatment of pantomime dancing. The chapter aims to show that the use of rhetorical ... More


Mocking the Thunder: Henry VIII, Jupiter, and John Heywood's Play of the Weather

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines John Heywood’s comic interlude, The Play of the Wether, in the light of the events of 1532-3. It shows how the mischievous representation of Jupiter, king of the gods, plays ... More


A Satirist’s Sacrifices: Lucian’s On Sacrifices and the Contestation of Religious Traditions

Fritz Graf

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Fritz Graf considers the criticism of sacrifice by the Syrian Greek satirist, Lucian of Samosata. He argues that sacrifice, in Lucian as in other writers, is never contested by itself; rather, these ... More


Lucian's Gods: Lucian's Understanding of the Divine

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There has been one thorough examination of Lucian’s religious beliefs. Its author came to the conclusion that Lucian was an outright atheist. It is not at all easy to say what Lucian’s views are on ... More


Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle

Dominique Nasta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167451
eISBN:
9780231536691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the essential works of Romanian cinema, ranging from the silent period to contemporary productions. It explains that, over the last decade, audiences ... More


Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Gideon Nisbet

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As the riches of the Greek Anthology indicate, classical and late antique epigram was predominantly written and read (and probably also performed) by Greeks, but modern ideas about the genre have ... More


Pilgrims and Ethnographers: In Search of the Syrian Goddess

J. L. Lightfoot

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter presents a close analysis of one of the most complete accounts of a pilgrimage in an ancient source: Lucian's account (‘On the Syrian Goddess’) of extensive pilgrimage from areas in the ... More


Loukianos

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Loukianos may well be the prose satirist better known as Lucian of Samosata. This chapter reserves definitive judgement, while identifying some intriguing similarities in how individual themes are ... More


Cognition and Representation

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explains how the Cognitive Science of Religion can serve as a powerful new method for exploring the making of representations in a religion and the cognitive processes by which an ... More


“A Pure World of Signs”: Language and Empire

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how early imperial intellectuals thought about Atticism and how the early imperial elite used language and in particular literary Atticism to create a model of the unity of the ... More


Lucian and Archilochus, or: How to Make Use of the Ancient Iambographers in the Context of the Second Sophistic

Heinz-Günther Nesselrath

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/9780199285686.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucian's pamphlet ‘The Mistaken Critic, or: On the nefarious day’ is one of the most vitriolic pieces of invective in ancient Greek literature. The enemy that Lucian demolishes in this pamphlet ... More


Iphigenia’s Imperial Escapades

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Iphigenia in Tauris made an impact on the Roman culture was through the broad cultural dissemination of the type of escape plot in which a young Greek woman and man are separated, ... More


Laughter on the Fringes: The Reception of Old Comedy in the Imperial Greek World

Anna Peterson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697099
eISBN:
9780190697129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697099.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the impact that Athenian Old Comedy had on Greek writers of the Imperial era. It is generally acknowledged that Imperial-era Greeks responded to Athenian Old Comedy in one of two ... More


Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Neil Rhodes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book attempts to see the development of literary culture in sixteenth-century England as a whole and to explain the relationship between the Reformation and the literary renaissance of the ... More


Pain and Language Recalibrated

Daniel King

in Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810513
eISBN:
9780191847776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810513.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concludes the discussion of the representation of medical pain in Lucian, Plutarch, and Aristeides. It emphasizes two points. Firstly, that these Imperial writers used different generic ... More


Later Greco-Roman Antiquity

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter surveys pagan texts of the second, third, and early fourth centuries C.E. A speech by Dio of Prusa contrasts the pure and simple life of Euboean hunters to the moral corruption of city ... More


Heroes and Historical Change in the Modern and Ancient Worlds, 1871–80

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines a wide selection of books and essays produced by Froude in the 1870s to further explore themes of his philosophy of history considered in earlier chapters. It seeks to show that ... More


“Read Lucian!” Menippean Satire and the Literary World of the Babylonian Talmud

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If the Talmud is an “organic whole,” it will look like a very rotund rabbi, with various and very large organs sticking out crudely—almost obscenely—sometimes, as organic perhaps as a fish-horse or a ... More


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