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Hellenistic Nympholeptoi

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Leaving the city of Athens in the classical period, chapter 6 turns to the countryside of the Hellenistic poets. Hellenistic poets highlight the indeterminacy of nympholeptic encounters, which can ... More


The Bacchants’ Gospel and the Greek City

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Bacchae's textual complexity to address the issue of which parts of the Dionysiac “gospel” and myth in the play are mythical or even invented, and which correspond to historical ... More


Pentheus and Teiresias

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Teiresias's attempt to convince Pentheus to accept Dionysism. In the first part of his appeal to Pentheus, before the king orders his men to destroy Teiresias's religious seat, ... More


Feminized Males in Bakchai: The Importance of Discrimination

Richard Buxton

in Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557615
eISBN:
9780191752209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557615.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses an aspect of the treatment of gender in Euripides' Bakchai, namely the concept of feminization. Themes explored include the feminization of Zeus as ‘mother’; the scene in which ... More


The ‘Nekyia’

George Alexander Gazis

in Homer and the Poetics of Hades

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787266
eISBN:
9780191829338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787266.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers an analysis of the beginning of Odysseus’ Underworld journey in Odyssey 11. It follows closely the action as it develops in Odyssey 11 and it introduces the reader to the actual ... More


In the Ruins of Self-Knowledge: Oedipus Unmade

Garry L. Hagberg

in The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190669447
eISBN:
9780190669485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Oedipus Tyrannus is an exacting study in philosophical psychology, portraying a mind that oscillates between competing conceptions of the sources of knowledge, between layered self-deception and ... More


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