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Ulysses and the Devils: The Unity of Book 2

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on book 2 of Paradise Lost. In book 2, Milton continues the story of the demilitarization of the fallen angels and of his epic more generally when he bases all of its action ... More


An Accidental Homer: Accidents of Homeric Reception in the Modern Caribbean

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The starting point for this chapter is Antonio Benítez‐Rojo's concept of the ‘path of words’ to explain the repetition of motifs in travel writers who undertake the same journeys. This repetitive ... More


Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Thomas L. Brodie

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Genesis is a literary unity, and is the foundation for the Pentateuch and for the entire Primary History (Genesis‐2 Kings). This unity is complex, like the human body with its many diverse parts. As ... More


Pope's Family Trade

Paul Davis

in Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter measures the impact of the customary equations of translating with trade and with kinship on Pope's version of the Iliad (1715-20) and the version of the Odyssey (1725-6), which he ... More


Derrida Polutropos: Philosophy as Nostos

Bruce Rosenstock

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There are two discussions of Aristotle that can be taken as bookends in the Derridean corpus: ‘White Mythology: Metaphor in the Text of Philosophy’ (1972) and Politics of Friendship (1994). This ... 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


Introduction: founding dissent

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/9780199542710.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This section introduces the twin chapters on Homeric epic, the Iliad and Odyssey. Its methodological basis for comparison derives from J. Foley, who proposes using the idea of resonance—the process ... 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


Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Neil Rennie

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book is an essay in the history of the literature of travel, real and imaginary, from classical times, via the early accounts of the New World, to the accounts of the South Sea Islands that lay ... More


“Lack of Respect, Wrong Attitude, Failure to Obey Authority”: Dark Star, A Boy and His Dog, and New Wave Cult SF

Rob Latham

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The New Wave movement involved a rising science fiction (sf) avant-garde that sought to remake a genre traditionally inclined towards technocratic scientism and conservative narrative style into a ... More


Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Terence Cave

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is about the most neglected strand of Aristotelian poetics — anagnorisis, or recognition. It is a topic that has conventionally had a bad press: the recognition scene is regarded as an ... More


Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the American cultural imagination, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where our nation’s values and ideologies were formed. The heroes of this dangerous world, most familiar to us through ... More


Mock Epic Domesticated: Goethe's Herrmann und Dorothea

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Goethe's verse narrative of 1797 uses Homeric metre and similes to portray life in a German small town feeling the distant impact of the French Revolution. It follows Wieland in offering a positive ... More


Introduction

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter establishes relationships between archaeology as a trope within SF film and television and as a cultural site from which to investigate the medium’s critical engagement with ... 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


Female Horus: The Life and Reign of Tausret

Gae Callender

in Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the immediate historical context of Tausret's life and situates her within that understanding as well as illuminating the queen's reign by facts gleaned from recent ... More


‘Hail Muse! Etcetera’

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book relates the whole tradition of epic romance back to Homer's poems Iliad and Odyssey. The core notion of this book is that both poems present a structure of emotion that is extremely hard to ... More


Homer

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Homer is hard not to read as a unified and intelligible author. However, it is difficult to avoid feeling at the same time that the Homeric poems are, to some degree, falling apart. Similar phrases ... More


Virgil

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

To move towards the shape of an earlier narrative will almost invariably lead to the deliberate suppression of little details or large-scale modifications that one knows to be one's own. It is not ... More


Competitive and Co-operative Strategies III: Interruptions

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.09
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In conversation people generally observe a principle of turn-taking. Interruption occurs when a participant breaks in on the person speaking in an attempt to take the floor. Interruption in Homer's ... More


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