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Hymenaios

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes hymenaios. The chapter begins with a discussion of the role that choral song played in the Greek wedding, and a discussion of Sappho's hymenaioi and ... More


The Touch of Sappho

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines one of the paintings of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, which concerns the space of desire—a Greek scene, the gap between a man and a woman, the touch of a girl and a woman—and how this ... More


Horace and Archaic Greek Poetry *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The discussion of Horace's lyric is taken beyond the previous chapter. The book of Epodes and each book of Odes are seen to have a dynamic structure, to move decisively. Horace uses Archilochus and ... More


Innuendo and the Audience

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/9780195341447.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the investigation of Plautus’ use of irony and innuendo. Jokes and riddles in Poenulus, Rudens, Amphitryo, and Stichus suggest that characters’ onstage actions occasionally ... More


John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

H. L. Meakin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is a historical and theoretical study of some of John Donne's less frequently discussed poetry and prose; it interrogates various trends that have dominated Donne criticism, such as the ... More


Sappho Underground

J.A. North

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The decorative scheme of the Underground Basilica near the Porta Maggiore in Rome includes a wide variety of representations of everyday life, strange rituals, mythical scenes, and scenes from ... More


‘Deformed he lay, disfigur'd’: Pope reads Blackmore's Job

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Pope's struggle to disintricate his sense of subjective vulnerability from the judgements he directs against a culpable public manifestation of particularity is thrown in ... More


Introduction

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the articulation of the feminine in the prose and poetry of English poet John Donne. This book analyses a number of ... More


‘The Desire for the Proximate’: Lesbian ‘Likenesse’ in ‘Sapho to Philaenis’

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's lesbian love poem Sappho to Philaenis. It discusses the possible reasons for and implications of this poem's near invisibility and its relegation beyond the margins ... More


Orientations: Female-Female and Male-Male Eros in Dialogue

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter historicizes queer theory’s insight that lesbianism is often linked to a problem of representation by focusing on links between questions of reading and Platonic-inflected female-female ... More


Erotic Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

‘Translation‐as‐desire’ can mutate into ‘translation as fantasy’: this occurs when the translator's imagination is frustrated by the source with the result that he (this is a predominantly masculine ... More


Love Again

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In an influential pair of essays in 1711, Addison presented Sappho as a poet of ‘Nature’ whose imagining of love had been much ‘copied’, for instance by Dryden. Copying has been dear to English love ... More


Ethos

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The song to Hermias now takes center stage again, this time using its literary background to highlight the multiple generic stances adopted by the speaker. The song’s opening verses are examined in ... More


Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity

Felix J. Meister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198847687
eISBN:
9780191882357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847687.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph focuses on passages of archaic and classical Greek poetry where certain human individuals in certain moments are presented as approximating to the gods. The approximation pursued is ... More


Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Felix Budelmann and Tom Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recent decades have seen a major expansion in our understanding of how early Greek lyric functioned in its social, political, and ritual contexts. The fundamental role song played in the day-to-day ... More


The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Peter Green

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

A combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from the ... More


Surpassing the Gods: Infatuation and Agonism in Catullus’s Sappho (51)

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The sixth chapter offers a new reading of Catullus’s version of Sappho (Catullus 51) that shows this celebrated lyric translation to be orbiting the poles of fondness and aggression. It argues that ... More


Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Thomas Hubbard (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome have been translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this sourcebook. Covering an extensive ... More


Roman Receptions of Sappho

Thea S. Thorsen and Stephen Harrison (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829430
eISBN:
9780191867958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829430.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Sappho, a towering figure in Western culture, is an exemplary case in the history of classical receptions. There are three prominent reasons for this. Firstly, Sappho is associated with some of the ... More


Introduction

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book continues the reiteration and reformulation of love stories by bringing together philosophy, cultural analysis and gender theory supplementing the proliferation of tales of love. Love as ... More


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