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‘Hesiod's races and your own’: Socrates' ‘Hesiodic’ project 1

Helen Van Noorden

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks for a deeper affinity between Plato and Hesiod in this study of the myth of the races of man in the Republic. The central idea is that Plato does not just ‘rework’ the Hesiodic ... More


Chaos corrected: Hesiod in Plato's creation myth

E. E. Pender

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores in detail how Plato's creation narrative in the Timaeus is presented as a ‘scientific’ reworking of the Theogony, taking up and transforming the primal figures from that work, ... More


The Iliadic Catalogue of Ships

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the famous “Catalogue of Ships” from Iliad (2.484–760). It argues that the catalogue functions as a kind of episode that caps off the narrative and thematic structure of Book 2. ... More


Hellenistic Nympholeptoi

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Leaving the city of Athens in the classical period, chapter 6 turns to the countryside of the Hellenistic poets. Hellenistic poets highlight the indeterminacy of nympholeptic encounters, which can ... More


Introduction

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's relationships with nine exceptional women profoundly influenced his poetry. These relationships were especially fruitful because Yeats experienced them in terms of his belief in Muses as ... More


Finale

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Finale discusses Yeats's final years of life and how those years were enriched by the memories he held of his Muses. The Muse notion was Yeats's way of arranging his experience of women in terms ... More


Setting the Scene: Questions of Poetic Value in Greek Culture

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/9780199570560.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Starting from the song of Phemius in Odyssey 1, with the divergent reactions to it of the suitors, Penelope, and Telemachus, this chapter introduces some of the competing views of poetry which ... More


Is there a Poetics in Homer?

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/9780199570560.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a probing reinterpretation of Homeric scenes and motifs relating to poetry (as ‘song’). Among the material considered is Achilles' solo song in Iliad 9, the Greek army's paeans in ... More


Introduction: Origins

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the origins of this book. The book takes its title from the hill of the Muses in ancient Boeotia and the spring located there, and also from an anthology of English poetry — ... More


Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Penelope Murray and Peter Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the role of mousike, the realm of the Muses, in Greek life. More wide-ranging in its implications than the English ‘music’, mousike lay at the heart of Greek culture, and was often ... More


Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Vanda Zajko and Miriam Leonard (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores a series of interlinking questions, including: Does history's self-positioning as the successor of myth result in the exclusion of alternative narratives of the past? How does ... More


Exiled Rome and August Pope: Petrarch’s Letters to Benedict XII

L. B. T. Houghton

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Petrarch is rarely seen as a poet of exile, but wrote exile poetry, not to secure his own recall, but on behalf of a greater cause: the restoration of the Roman Church to its ancient seat from ... More


Introduction: Mousikē, not Music

Penelope Murray and Peter Wilson

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter explains the rationale of the volume, which is not about music in the modern sense, but about mousike, that union of song, dance, and word to which the Muses gave their ... More


Muses and Mysteries

Alex Hardie

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the role of music in mystery cults. Looking at relationships between the Muses, Orpheus, Dionysus, and initiation rites such as those at Eleusis, it argues that choreia was an ... More


The Muses and their Arts

Penelope Murray

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the meaning of the Muses in Greek culture. Their sphere is mousike in general, but the activities over which they preside change over time. Their connection with poetry ... More


Music, Mousike, Muses (and Sirens)

Sarah Hickmott

in Music, Philosophy and Gender in Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe, Badiou

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474458313
eISBN:
9781474491020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458313.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter opens with a famous excerpt from Sartre’s La Nausée where the musical ‘object’ is positioned as resolutely independent of the material props upon which the reproduction of its ... More


Philosophy and the Muses

Donald Phillip Verene

in The Rhetorical Sense of Philosophy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756344
eISBN:
9781501756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756344.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter establishes the connection of philosophy and poetry. It argues that poetry and rhetoric are intertwined as components required for the presentation of philosophical ideas. It also ... More


Tree of Poetic Wisdom

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a philosophical commentary on Giambattista Vico’s notion of poetic wisdom (sapienza poetica), which forms a section of the New Science. Poetic wisdom is a wisdom of the senses ... More


Poetic Metaphysics

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the section on poetic metaphysics in Giambattista Vico’s New Science. Poetic metaphysics, being the source of poetic sciences, corresponds to the mother of the Muses—Mnemosyne ... More


Homeric Greece: Courts and Singers

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/9780198833154.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter traces the pre-history of Western poetry as revealed in the two Homeric epics, which contain vivid representations of oral poets in archaic Greece performing epic poems to court ... More


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