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Greek Medicine and Roman Incomprehension

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0033
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The political and cultural center shifted and for the second time it was Rome that attracted Greek physicians. Greek physicians brought with them their renowned medicine but it was not at all ... More


The seductions of Hesiod: Pandora's presence in Plato's Symposium

Vered Lev Kenaan

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/9780199236343.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that, in the Symposium, Plato not only recalls Hesiodic passages and motifs at important moments in the dialogue, but founds his portrayal of Socrates on Hesiod's Pandora. The ... More


Writers: The Younger Generation

Ellen Wiles

in Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173285
eISBN:
9780231539296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the lives and literary work of the younger generation of contemporary writers in Myanmar through three writers: Nay Phone Latt, blogger, former political prisoner, short story ... More


Elpis

Giorgio Agamben

in The Adventure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that love is, in a sense, always hopeless, and yet hope belongs only to it. This is the ultimate meaning of the myth of Pandora. The fact that hope, as the final gift, remains in ... More


Opening Pandora’s Box: Escalation and Domestic Politics, 1965–1966

Andrew L. Johns

in Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125725
eISBN:
9780813135427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The gods gave Pandora a box with instructions not to open it. Curiosity overcame her, and she opened the box, unleashing havoc and all manner of evil on the world. It is unfortunate that Johnson did ... More


Troubling Sexual History: The Anachronistic Lesbian of Pandora’s Box

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the critical, historical and cinematic temporalities that structure the sexual legibility of the lesbian character in Die Büchse der Pandora (dir. G. W. Pabst, Germany, 1929). ... More


Introduction: Pandora's Legacy

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first section of this chapter presents the main claims of the book regarding the uncanny, technological status of the maternal function, and describes the book's three parts: The chapters in Part ... More


"Taken by the Devil": The Censorship of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg's Lulu

Margaret Notley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069865
eISBN:
9780190069896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069865.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The book takes censorship as an entry point into Berg’s Lulu. Beginning in 1894 with the suppression of the Ur-Lulu, Wedekind’s original play, responses to acts of censorship played a role in ... More


The feminine and the sacred

Pierre Brulé and Antonia Nevill

in Women of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the distribution of genders (and sexes) among the Greek immortals, the feminine position is by no means subordinate. Goddesses such as Demeter, Athena and Hera are not concerned with ... More


The Night of the Human Body: Statues and Fantasy in Postwar American Cinema

Susan Feleman

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although it is conventional, and perhaps logical, to regard the avant-garde and the commercial cinemas separately, major new developments in each arose concurrently in the USA during the Second World ... More


Prologue: What was Silent Cinema?

Keith Withall

in Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This prologue provides an overview of silent cinema. Our sense of cinema as a site of commercial entertainment can be traced back to the Lumière brothers. In December of 1895, they attracted a ... More


‘Who cares whether Pandora had a large pithos or a small pyxis?’: Jane Harrison and the Emergence of a Dynamic Conception of the Unconscious

Vered Lev Kenaan

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Jane Harrison's use of the Pandora myth, setting her work in dialogue with Freud's idea of woman as a mystery. It uses this to develop a model of the unconscious.


The Problem of Female Beauty

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter lays out some of the essentials of ancient Greek gender ideology, especially concerning female beauty and the desire (eros) that it elicits. It explains the objectivity of beauty in ... More


Prologue

Franco Cristiana

in Shameless

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273405
eISBN:
9780520957428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273405.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the persistent symbolic connection between dogs and a women in ancient Greece. More specifically, it analyzes the possible reasons for how the negative side of the representation ... More


Return to Pandora

Franco Cristiana

in Shameless

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273405
eISBN:
9780520957428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273405.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the causes that may explain the profound feminine character of the negative connotations on the dog theme in ancient Greece. It considers the frequent use of the epithet kyōn ... More


Maternal Bodies: Constructing Women in Mediterranean Antiquity

Alicia D. Myers

in Blessed Among Women?: Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677084
eISBN:
9780190677114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677084.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an overview of ancient constructions of femininity and the female body. In particular, this chapter will demonstrate the intertwining of female identity with motherhood that ... More


Lulu

Simms Bryan

in Berg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190931445
eISBN:
9780190931476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931445.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Berg had several early ideas for a text for his second opera, and his choice finally fell on Frank Wedekind’s plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box. Berg adapted the plays into a single three-act ... More


Radio Formats in the United States: A (Hyper)Fragmentation of the Imagination1

Ron Rodman

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the proliferation of formats on radio in the United States since the 1980s, which has resulted in a highly fragmented radio audience. Once a monolithic medium, the rise of ... More


Music Radio Goes Online

Tim Wall

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the history of the development of music radio and its translation into online simulcasting, archive listen again services, and music services that dispense with live listening ... More


Cycliophora

Ricardo C. Neves

in Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199682201
eISBN:
9780191813436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682201.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Cycliophora is a group of minute, acoelomate animals that live on the mouthparts of nephropid lobsters. The cycliophoran life cycle alternates between asexual and sexual reproduction, and involves a ... More


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