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Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

H. R. Woudhuysen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first modern study of the production and circulation of manuscripts during the English Renaissance. The book examines the relationship between manuscript and print, looks at people who ... More


Life After Sidney

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the relations between Sidney and his best friend Fulke Greville. Greville's works, intended only for posthumous publication, include A Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney, various ... More


The Arcadian Ass: Sir Philip Sidney and Apuleius

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Apuleian influences in Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia. Upon his death in 1586, Sidney left behind two versions of Arcadia: the so-called Old Arcadia, a pastoral tragicomedy ‘in ... More


On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

John Kerrigan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199248513
eISBN:
9780191697753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book's chapters reproduce essays on such major figures as Sir Philip Sidney and John Milton, but also less celebrated writers, including Thomas Carew and — in a new piece — William Drummond, to ... More


Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno

Gatti Hilary

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the more secular spirit of Giordano Bruno's Petrarchism. It suggests that Bruno's originality can be seen in the fact that he brings his Italian experience of the Petrarchan and ... More


Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As both a literary genre and a view of life, tragedy has from the very beginning spurred a dialogue between poetry and philosophy. Plato wanted to ban tragedians from his ideal community because he ... More


Theorizing Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca himself never wrote a poetics that might explicitly explain his plays. For other poets or poets of other genres this would not necessarily be an issue, but Seneca was a philosopher, and poetic ... More


Epilogue: ‘Continuell chaunge’

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This concluding chapter analyses the idea of the literary ‘device’ as it is handled by Wyatt and his immediate literary successors—the poets emerging from the Inns of Court literary sphere and, after ... More


Promising the Future: The Language of Obligation in Sidney’s Old Arcadia

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Sir Philip Sidney’s prose romance, the Old Arcadia. It argues that the romance undermines devices intended to cast and secure particular futures, such as promises ... More


Among Ancient Men: Petrarch, Machiavelli, Sidney and Huygens

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the importance of Petrarch, Machiavelli, Sir Philip Sidney, and Constantijn Huygens in the early-modern period. Stephen Greenblatt's description of his own work as stemming ... More


Animal Communication

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The basic premise of game theory is that social life is like a giant game. If this is true, it is also true that life is less like chess and more like poker. In games like chess, information is ... More


Of Reformed Versifying

Neil Rhodes

in Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines how the development of English poetry in the second half of the sixteenth century is characterized by the search for an appropriate style. In this context, ‘reformed versifying’ ... More


Rhetoric, Commonplacing, and Poetics

Andrew Hadfield

in Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789468
eISBN:
9780191831287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789468.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 examines a variety of treatises and debates about rhetoric and its value, and whether the art of persuasion could be a dangerous tool in the hands of the unscrupulous or even whether it was ... More


In memoriam Philip Sidney: Mythopoesis in Abraham Fraunce’s

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Abraham Fraunce’s Amintas Dale (1591) is a generic hybrid, half mythography and half mythological poetry. The mythographical elements likely date back to a draft mythography that Fraunce had begun at ... More


Parody and the Perversion of Grace at the Crux of Caelica

Joel B. Davis

in Fulke Greville and the Culture of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198823445
eISBN:
9780191871122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823445.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Poems LXXVI–LXXXII in Greville’s sonnet sequence, Caelica, are among the most heavily revised writings in all of the Warwick manuscripts. The poems struggle to reveal in the lexicon of courtly love ... More


Senecan Revenge

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because of the well sounding Phrases and speeches incorporated throughout Gorboduc — the first English revenge tragedy — Sir Philip Sidney believes that this tragedy effectively exemplifies the ... More


Last Things (1594–1604)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Churchyard’s relationship with his Elizabethan literary contemporaries, and the references made to his works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Nashe, and Spenser, and goes on to ... More


Martial Art (1578–1580)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the issues raised in the various different sorts of military books Churchyard writes during the late 1570s. After comparing Churchyard’s work to the military writings of his ... More


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