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Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reassesses the late 3rd-century Greek rhetorician Menander of Laodicea (Menander Rhetor). Menander is generally regarded as a specialist in epideictic, as such, he is often considered an ... More


Rhetoric in mid-antiquity

Malcolm Heath

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book's concluding study presents the rhetorical education of the fourth century ad, not as the end but as only midway in the literary culture of Hellas, between Homer and the Byzantine emperor ... More


Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Stanley Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What reason has an educated man for going to the theatre, except to see Menander? Thus the judgement of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and in later antiquity the social comedies of Menander ranked second ... More


Speech within Speech in Menander

René Nünlist

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the dramatic use of speech within speech in Menander's comedies. It begins with a historical review that stretches from Homer down to Hellenistic literature, then considers the ... More


Innuendo and the Audience

Michael Fontaine

in Funny Words in Plautine Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195341447
eISBN:
9780199866915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341447.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the investigation of Plautus’ use of irony and innuendo. Jokes and riddles in Poenulus, Rudens, Amphitryo, and Stichus suggest that characters’ onstage actions occasionally ... More


Monsters, ogres, and demons in Old Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the portrayal of monsters, ogres, and demons in Sicilian and Attic comedy throughout the 5th century bc. In early comedy and mime (Epicharmus, Sophron, Cratinus, Crates) the ... More


New Comedic Romance

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Although the influence of New Comedy on Shakespeare's Romances such as The Tempest and Pericles may have been shown erratically, New Comedy played no small part in providing certain structural ... More


Greek: Language, Poets, Orators

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius freely admits Greek words, phrases, and quotations to his text, but generally in relation to Latin. He has much to say about translation from Greek into Latin, and the limits to its ... More


‘Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light’: Metamorphoses, Book 10

REGINE MAY

in Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The importance of Book 10 lies in its theatricality, both in the main narrative and in the inset tales, just before the beginning of Book 11. This chapter combines a look at tragic and comic elements ... More


The Shield: Introduction

Stanley Ireland (ed.)

in Menander: The Shield (Aspis) and The Arbitration (Epitrepontes)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Menander's play titled The Shield, which is about a young man named Cleostratos who has reportedly been killed in a surprise night attack on the Greek camp by the natives ... More


Menander the shield: ΑΣΠΙΣ‎

Stanley Ireland (ed.)

in Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the text and translation of Menander's play, The Shield, which centers on Cleostratos who was killed on a Greek camp while campaigning in Lycia. Cleostratos's former tutor, ... More


Commentary

Stanley Ireland (ed.)

in Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter includes the commentary on Menander's The Shield, which focuses on Daos' monologue that is marred by the loss of its initial words. The foundation upon which subsequent action is based ... More


The Arbitration: Introduction

Stanley Ireland (ed.)

in Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Menander's play titled The Arbitration, which begins with the arrival of a young man named Charisios who was then informed by his slave Onesimos that during his absence his ... More


Commentary

Stanley Ireland (ed.)

in Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter includes the commentary on Menander's The Arbitration, which contains what appears to be a critical judgment of the play that is fully in accordance with the modern-day verdict. The ... More


The God and his Double: Hermes as Character and Speaking Statue in Greek Comedy

Simone Beta

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/9780198777342.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Gods are a significant presence in Greek comedies, as it is the case of Hermes, the god who plays a decisive part as the divine assistant of the “comic hero” Trygaeus in Aristophanes’ Peace and makes ... More


Comedy Means (Almost) Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Laurel Fulkerson

in No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668892
eISBN:
9780191751219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668892.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter, a discussion of both Greek and Roman new comedy, explores the relationship between youth and remorse that has previously been adumbrated. In comedy, a topsy-turvy genre, the young are ... More


Paradise and the Cave

David Satran

in In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291232
eISBN:
9780520965089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291232.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes the final section of the Thanksgiving Address, an elaborate assembly of scriptural examples—the expulsion of Adam from Eden, Abraham’s departure from his homeland, the parable ... More


Loyalty: The Missing Virtue

David Konstan

in In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190887872
eISBN:
9780190904579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887872.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Greek and Roman moralists seem not to have identified loyalty as a specific virtue, and for good reason: loyalties can be divided or misdirected. Affection or love (philia) was the ground of ... More


Illusion and reality in Latin topographical writing

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A criticism of the epistemological foundations of much topographical writing: the attempt to bring Livy, Virgil, and other Latin authors into a state of agreement with the terrain causes particular ... More


Excudent alii

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0038
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A detailed analysis of Aeneid 6.847–53. In one of the loftiest passages of the Aeneid, we have seen Virgil use poetic, verbal, lexical, grammatical, syntactical means of a simple, sober character ... More


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