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Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Philip Burton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book argues that Augustine's Confessions may fruitfully be read as a series of encounters with language and signs: as a baby learning to speak, as a schoolboy orator, student, professor of ... More


From Intrigue to Detection: Transformations of Classical Comedy, 1566–1594

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores further the significance of forensic rhetoric in Latin intrigue comedies, which reflexively identify their own ‘probability’ (their power to convince us as stories) with legal ... More


Alternative Comedy: The Language of the Theatre

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Augustine's use of Roman comedy and mime in the Confessions, through a consideration of a series of incidents where comic language is used. It is suggested that the Confessions ... More


Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Dorota M. Dutsch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient scholiasts and modern scholars have long been aware of a specialized feminine vocabulary (terms of endearment, a special word for ‘please’, and interjections) used by the authors of Roman ... More


Light Plautus

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/9780198182696.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Kristeva states that Bakhtin's conception of a ‘word’ refers not to a point but to the intersection of textual surfaces. Also, Kristeva believes that such depicts a dialogue which involves the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780195341447.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter recapitulates and summarizes the findings of the book. It reviews the stylistic techniques and methods whereby Plautus uses “funny” words in puns and suggests avenues of future research. ... More


The naming of women in Greek and Roman 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/9780199554195.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Starting from the observation of David Schaps that speakers in the Athenian lawcourts did not normally mention living women by name unless pejoratively, this chapter shows that, contrary to what ... More


Staging Ecphrasis in Early Latin Literature: From Naevius to Plautus and Terence

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some of the earliest examples of ecphrasis in Latin literature: in Naevius’s Bellum Punicum, Plautus’s Menaechmi, and Terence’s Eunuchus. All point to Rome’s increasing ... More


The Dissolution of Euphues

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Lyly's two Eupheus books look like a pair of self-important volumes which aspire to form an entire private library of their own. Between them, they contain representative samples of almost every kind ... More


Comedy

Gordon Braden

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations of comedy in the 1550–1660 period. Thomas Randolph, for instance, turned Aristophanes' Plutus into a full-scale English play, the sole thoroughgoing attempt in the ... More


The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Basil Dufallo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An influential view of ecphrasis (the literary description of art objects) treats it primarily as a way for authors to write about their own texts, and even to insist upon the aesthetic dominance of ... More


The Range of Insult

in Toward a Rhetoric of Insult

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114774
eISBN:
9780226114798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114798.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter sketches out the dimensions and the particular vehicles of insult, largely verbal but not limited to words, discussing how languages generally have enormous repositories of terms of ... More


Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Robert Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient Greeks and Romans sometimes conceived of works of art having a dynamic effect on viewers, inspiring them to direct imitation of what they saw represented. This ‘mimetic contagion’ might ... More


The Prodigal Son in Elizabethan Literature

Alison M. Jack

in The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature: Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817291
eISBN:
9780191858819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817291.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the influence of Roman comedies, such as those of Terence, on the development of a Prodigal Son tradition in Elizabethan literature. It is argued that the potential danger of ... More


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