Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 28 items

  • Keywords: Simonides x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Aeginetan Epinician Culture: Naming, Ritual, and Politics

David Fearn

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking as its point of departure the prevalence of catalogues of family victories and the unusual emphasis on personal names in extant Aeginetan epinician poetry, this chapter asks important ... More


On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Leo Strauss, Victor Gourevitch, and Michael S. f

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

On Tyranny is Leo Strauss' classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero, or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising ... More


Performance and Occasion

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/9780199733293.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This Chapter compares another pair of representations of Hermias, two epigrams in elegiacs. An epigram Aristotle is said to have composed for a memorial at Delphi is read against the mocking response ... More


Greek Historical Texts

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter brings together texts from a variety of sources and dates—historiography, biography, anecdotes, political theory, and inscriptions, both official and unofficial. Plutarch tells the story ... More


Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant

in The Shorter Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Translation of and interpretive essay on the Hiero or the Skilled Tyrant. This dialogue between the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides contains Xenophon’s most sustained consideration of tyranny. It ... More


Panhellenism

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 demonstrates that the Greek memory of the Persian War was centered on the polis throughout the classical period, by showing that very few Persian-War monuments from that period ever ... More


Menelaus Εὐρυβίης‎

Anna R. Stelow

in Menelaus in the Archaic Period: Not Quite the Best of the Achaeans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780199685929
eISBN:
9780191888731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685929.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter examines Simonides’ ‘Plataea Elegy’. Sometime not long after the Greek defeat of the Persian army at Plataea, Simonides composed an elegy to commemorate this world-historical ... More


Cultic Contexts for Elegiac Performance

Ewen Bowie

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter argues that Archilochus’ elegy of which P.Oxy. 4708 (2005) offers a substantial fragment was a self-standing narrative, not (as generally taken) a narrative exemplum related to a ... More


Simonides’ Personal Elegies

David Sider

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The long and complex tradition of attributing, citing, editing, and collecting poems short enough to need a significant number to make one book roll has played particular havoc with those ascribed to ... More


Kleos Versus Stone? Lyric Poetry and Contexts for Memorialization

David Fearn

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

It is generally thought that the lyric poets were hostile to materialist as opposed to kleos-driven, orally delivered, forms of commemoration. However, an investigation of certain test-cases, as well ... More


Speaking from the Tomb? The Disappearing Epitaph of Simonides in Callimachus, Aetia Fr. 64 Pf.

A. D. Morrison

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter explores an example of a ‘literary inscription’ which paradoxically narrates its own disappearance: the epitaph of Simonides which the disembodied voice of Simonides himself reports in ... More


Responses to Symonds

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the continuing contestation of the Anthology in the public sphere from 1893 to 1914. The key figure is J. W. Mackail, who distilled the Anthology to a canonic 500 ‘best’ poems in ... More


The Unity of Virtue: Protagoras

Lorraine Smith Pangle

in Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226136547
eISBN:
9780226136684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136684.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A full commentary on Plato’s Protagoras, this chapter elucidates the similarities and differences between Socrates’ critique of retribution and those of Protagoras and Simonides, focusing on the ... More


Sophistry without Measure, Dialectic without Rhetoric: The Interpretive Dispute in the Protagoras

Robin Reames

in Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Plato’s treatment of the interpretation of Simonides’s poem in the Protagoras dialogue. Although this part of the dialogue is commonly neglected as a parody of bad ... More


Poetry: The Measure of Truth

Jill Frank

in Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato's "Republic"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226515632
eISBN:
9780226515809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515809.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Rejecting the opposition between poetry and philosophy often associated with the Republic, this chapter attends to Socrates’s engagements with Polemarchus around the poet Simonides’s account of ... More


Poetic Justice

Jill Frank

in Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato's "Republic"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226515632
eISBN:
9780226515809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515809.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taking as its point of departure an examination of the threefold classification of justice offered by Glaucon in Republic 2, this chapter argues that the dialogue orients away from both the idealism ... More


Chapter Two

Robert C. Bartlett

in Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394282
eISBN:
9780226394312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394312.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Here Socrates begins his polite but relentless cross-examination of Protagoras on the question of the identity or unity of virtue. In the course of that cross-examination Protagoras makes clear ... More


Poets and Patrons in Hieron’s Syracuse

Kathryn A. Morgan

in Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 examines Hieron’s efforts to make Syracuse a center of musical and intellectual sophistication. It looks at the evidence for Syracusan performance traditions prior to the Deinomenids and ... More


Placing Hieron

Kathryn A. Morgan

in Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Hieron’s activities and Pindar’s celebration of them present Hieron as a competitor for glory and as savior of Greece in the wake of the Persian Wars. Analysis of Simonides’ ... More


The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Nigel Nicholson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190209094
eISBN:
9780190209117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209094.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the relationship between epinician and the heroizing narratives about athletes, or “hero-athlete narratives,” that circulated orally in Sicily and Italy in the late archaic and ... More


View: