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Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Ralph Rosen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Latin poetry, and argues that poets working in such genres composed their “attacks” on targets, and constructed their ... More


Beyond Pastoral? Generic Pressures in Vergil's Eclogues

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Eclogues is examined as a collection extending the bounds of Hellenistic pastoral, partly on the model of the Theocritean collection. Particular emphasis is laid on Eclogues 4, 6, and 10, where ... More


Pastoral and the Painful Schoolmaster

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that early modern pedagogical authorities and commentators find in Virgil's Eclogues several close engagements with the vocabulary of teaching. These authorities and commentators, ... More


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


Shifting Perspectives of Comic Abjection: Odysseus and Polyphemus as Figures of Satire

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes various characters from Greek myth who illustrate the dynamics of satirical interaction. It examines in particular the complicated tradition that pits Odysseus and the Cyclops ... More


Scots Pastoral

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter moves from the socio-economic context to situate Burns's poetry in relation to literary genre. Taking its point of departure from Annabel Patterson's Pastoral and Ideology, it suggests ... 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


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


Hexametrical Genres from Homer to Theocritus

Christopher Athanasious Faraone

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197552971
eISBN:
9780197553008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552971.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book focuses on the evidence for short, non-epic hexametrical genres as a way of gaining new insights into the variety of their often ritual performance and their early history. It also shows ... More


Hellenistic Poetry

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/9780520223813.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The poets treated in this chapter came from a stunning variety of places: Libya (Callimachus), Sicily (Theocritus), southern Italy (Nossis), Syria (Meleager), Asia Minor (Strato), and Crete ... More


Virgil's Contribution to Pastoral: [From Proceedings of the Virgil Society 22 (1996) 53–77.]1

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter identifies five Virgilian modifications of Theocritus in the Eclogues: toning down Theocritus's fiestiness and moving the material to a higher literary register, use of other genres, ... More


‘Where do I Begin?’: An Odyssean Narrative Strategy and its Afterlife

Richard Hunter

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The proem of Odysseus’ narrative of his adventures at Odyssey 912-18, in which he asks in what order he should tells his many troubles, was influential throughout later Greek narrative and Greek ... More


Metalepsis and Readerly Investment in Fictional Characters: Reflections on Apostrophic Reading

Felix Budelmann

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a critical discussion of the metaleptic phenomenon of apostrophizing fictional and/or long-dead characters. It asks what model of engagement with fiction emerges if one takes the ... More


Anachronism as a Form of Metalepsis in Ancient Greek Literature

Peter Bing

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses anachronism as a form of metalepsis and different ways of understanding anachronism in the ancient and modern worlds. The chapter begins by highlighting potential complexities ... More


The Grounds of Hexameter Poetry

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hexameter should be recognized as a super-genre, which is not the same as calling all hexameter poetry ‘epic’. The genres within the super-genre differ greatly in their grounds; these are derived ... More


Space and Intertextuality in Hexameters

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The two types of narrative hexameter poetry — on Greek myth and Roman history — stand at a different distance from Greek poetry; and even within the type on Greek myth there are different distances ... More


Pastoral and Idyll

G. W. Pigman III

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/9780199246212.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations of pastoral poetry in the 1550–1660 period. These include translations of Theocritus' Idylls, Moschus, Bion, Virgil, and vernacular pastorals.


Virgil’s Eclogues as Meditation

Aaron J. Kachuck

in The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579046
eISBN:
9780197579077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579046.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Virgil’s Eclogues give literary form to Rome’s solitary sphere and make solitude their central social and literary problem. A meditation on Virgil’s use of the verb meditari ... More


Rethinking the Classics: 59–42 BC

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucretius wanted to reach a wider public than just his patron Memmius; Philodemus and the authors he cited took it for granted that both prose and poetry were meant to be heard by a general audience. ... More


The Conditions of Poetic Immortality: Epicurus, Daphnis, and Hagnon

Lisa Whitlatch

in Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198789017
eISBN:
9780191831010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789017.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Grattius’ praise of the mercurial figure of Hagnon in the central portion of the extant poem and argues that Grattius takes us on an intertextual journey back through Virgil’s ... More


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