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Metamorphoses of Gods into Animals and Humans

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Richard Buxton discuss five examples of narratives which relate in some way to divine metamorphosis, whether as animals or humans, for the purpose of presenting themselves to mortals. The narratives ... More


8. Nemean 4: Wrestling with a Form-Changer

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Composed by Pindar about a decade after Nemean 5, Nemean 4 once again takes Peleus as the figure through whom a victorious boy may discover his new identity. It was made for Timasarchos, a young man ... More


Philosophy in the Cosmogonies

Maria Michela Sassi

in The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the origins of Greek philosophy in the context of the cosmogonies. It begins with an analysis of Hesiod's poem Theogony, which describes the genealogies of the Greek gods and ... More


Introduction

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction defines characterization in Roman poetry as a form of allusion, and establishes its basis in Stoic philosophy, rhetorical practice, and mechanisms of exemplarity. Repetition and ... More


Modeling Perfection

Katherine Wasdin

in Eros at Dusk: Ancient Wedding and Love Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190869090
eISBN:
9780190869120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869090.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how three heroic paradigms (Helen, Achilles, and the couple Peleus and Thetis) function in wedding and love poetry. The flexibility of their myths allows for both positive and ... More


Scit cetera mater: Motherhood and Poetic Filiation in Statian Epic

Mairéad McAuley

in Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the figures of Thetis in Statius’ Achilleid and Atalanta in the Thebaid to reveal how these poems also utilize images and metaphors of maternity to negotiate their position ... More


Like Golden Aphrodite: Female Lament in the Iliad

Christopher Athanasious Faraone

in Hexametrical Genres from Homer to Theocritus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197552971
eISBN:
9780197553008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552971.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the shorter laments in the Iliad of Briseis in Book 18 and the Trojan women in Book 2, reflect the existence of a hexametrical genre of lament that women sang both in ... More


Other Gods

Mary Lefkowitz

in Euripides and the Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199752058
eISBN:
9780190463113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752058.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The other gods who appear ex machina in Euripides’ dramas do so because of their connections with particular mortals. In the Hippolytus, Bacchae, Andromache, Electra, and Helen, gods punish mortals ... More


The Horses of Achilles in Book 17 of the Iliad

Seth L. Schein

in Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199589418
eISBN:
9780191808456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The scene in which Achilles’ immortal horses stand immobile on the field of battle, weeping for the dead Patroklos, and Zeus asks himself why the gods involved them in the miseries of mortal ... More


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