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Conclusion: David and God, Odysseus and Athene: Character and Moral Universe

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For Homer's audience, the resourceful Odysseus—“known before all men for the study of crafty designs”—is predictable, always the same, always on brilliant display. David, on the other hand, remains ... More


Heroic Transformations in the Classical World

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter examines the nature of Greek religion, and argues that it should be treated seriously as a religion, one which through changing versions of its myths sought to ... More


Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking

Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224753
eISBN:
9780823235650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224753.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The title of this book echoes a phrase used by the Washington Post to describe the American attempt to kill Saddam Hussein at the start of the war against Iraq. Its theme is the notion of targeting ... More


Sophocles' Palamedes and Nauplius plays: no trilogy here

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at five fragmentary Sophoclean plays — The Madness of Odysseus, Palamedes, The Arrival of Nauplius, Ajax the Locrian, and Nauplius the Fire-Raiser and considers whether any of them ... More


Two Paradigmatic Catalogues

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/9780195375688.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the two places where Homeric speakers string together several paradigmatic tales or exempla in the format of a catalogue (Iliad 5.382–405, Odyssey 5.118–36). It is argued that ... More


Two Catalogues of Women

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/9780195375688.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages in which characters catalogue women or heroines (Iliad 14.315–28, Odyssey 11.225–329). In the first (Zeus recounts his past erotic conquests), the discussion ... More


Three Catalogues of Suitors

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/9780195375688.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes as its starting-point the relative anonymity of the suitors of Penelope, and examines three passages of the Odyssey (16.245–53, 18.291–301, 22 passim) in which a catalogue of the ... More


Odysseus Nympholeptos

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/9780195339369.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

It is a commonplace to say that the heroes of Homeric epic have close bonds with gods and goddesses. Yet the degree to which goddesses are preoccupied with heroes is striking, and this concern is ... More


Liberty Rights and Privacy Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter briefly reviews the evolution in decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court of what was originally identified as a privacy right but is now correctly identified as a liberty right against legal ... 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


Sidelining debate in the Odyssey

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines representations of debate in the Odyssey, with the suggestion that its less prominent role has implications for the standard view of this poem as playfully dialogic. Reduced to ... More


Conclusion

George Hugo Tucker

in The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158653
eISBN:
9780191673337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Girolamo Ferlito of Palermo's prophecy regarding the ‘construction’ of Tempio in Venice in 1553 is also found to be appropriate for evaluating Du Bellay's Roman Antiquitez. Although this implies that ... More


Cephalus, Odysseus, and the Importance of Experience

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Cephalus more or less begins the Republic; Odysseus more or less ends it. The two are seldom compared, yet each is portrayed as making good life choices despite being ignorant of philosophy. This ... More


Guillaume Budé: Instituting a Homeric French King

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes how, in the early years of King François I’s reign, armed with Homer’s heroes and the traditions of Homeric wisdom in particular, the humanist Guillaume Budé was determined to ... More


Jean Dorat: Toward an Official French Homeric Idiom

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes how Guillaume Budé’s interpretive work was continued by Dorat, who not only provided a coherent framework for Homeric exegesis, but helped chart a course toward realizing an ... More


Royal Mythography and Its Discontents: Joachim Du Bellay and Etienne de la Boétie

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the 1550s, Joachim Du Bellay, a member of the Pléiade and an aristocrat who sought a career in the king’s diplomatic service, made use of Homeric elements in his poetry that reveal a deep ... More


Trojan/French Chaos: Garnier’s La Troade, Homer, and Raison d’État

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Like Jean de Sponde’s commentary, Robert Garnier’s La Troade is revealing of changing currents in the political thought of its time: through its portrayal of the character Odysseus, the play both ... More


5.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses section five of Mrs. Dalloway, focusing closely on the novel’s parallels to Greek myth and legend, and stories of Homeric worlds. Touched upon in this discussion is an analysis ... More


The Rhetorical Office of Poetry

James L. Kastely

in The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Socrates’s return to the discussion of poetry now allows him to address the issue not as a technical one of control of the curriculum. Rather, this discussion focuses on the practice of mimesis and ... More


Ajax: moral certainty

Lauren J. Apfel

in The Advent of Pluralism: Diversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600625
eISBN:
9780191724985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600625.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter turns attention towards Sophocles' Ajax, particularly in light of Homeric precedents. It argues that Ajax personifies a strong link between heroism and the monistic style of ... More


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