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Narrative

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Thucydides' narrative technique, especially that in the Sicilian books 6 and 7. It argues that the Sicilian books are a depiction of an agōn or struggle of the kind celebrated ... More


Conclusions and Other Considerations

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The agon model — a theology of combat against the forces of chaos or disorder — has been the focus of the analysis on biblical myth and mythmaking. The model illustrates how the common ancient Near ... More


Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Elton T. E. Barker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book investigates one of the most characteristic and prominent features of ancient Greek literature—the scene of debate or agon, in which with varying degrees of formality characters square up ... More


The silence of Strepsiades and the agon of the first Clouds

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter attempts, on the basis of certain anomalies in the agon of the surviving (incompletely revised) version of Aristophanes' Clouds, to reconstruct the agon of the original (staged) version ... More


Beyond the agon in Euripides' Hecuba

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the similar emphasis placed on spectating and speaking back by Euripides' Hecuba but from an alternative Odyssean strategy, which maximizes unease over tragedy's recuperative ... More


Thucydides writes debate

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the consensus regarding the authority of Thucydides' voice and the view that his narrative stands in opposition to the democratic assembly as depicted in the text (Ober). It ... More


Introduction: institutional dissent

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This section considers debate in its most fully realized institutional form, that of tragedy, which by its very form represents debate, not only in the specific feature of the agon, but in the many ... More


Speaking back in Sophocles' Ajax

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles head-on the problem of the double agon in the play's second half, as Teucer and the Atreidae argue over Ajax's body, and interprets it as part of a strategy that emphasizes ... More


Agon and Hé: Contest and Harmony

David B. Wong

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers two values that are usually taken to be in tension with each other: the value of agon or contest, a central value of Greek classical culture, and the value of hé or harmony, a ... More


Contesting Nietzsche

Christa Davis Acampora

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923901
eISBN:
9780226923918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work offers a rethinking of Friedrich Nietzsche’s crucial notion of the agon. Analyzing an array of primary and secondary sources and synthesizing decades of Nietzsche scholarship, it shows how ... More


The Agōn, Recognition, and the Question of Community

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 explores Nietzsche’s concept of the contest. His early essay on Homer’s Contest shows that the contest is a social institution that restrains and limits violence, and thus is comparable to ... More


‘Possessing an unbridled tongue’: Frank speech and speaking back in Euripides' Orestes *

Elton T. E. Barker

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the issue of tragic politics through a study of tragedy's discourse and form. Turning away from the customary focus on the subject matter of individual plays, and the extent or ... More


Agon: Recapturing the Past and Confronting the Future

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes how Lincoln Kirstein's vision of a Greek trilogy all but evaporated during the interregnum separating Ballet Society's 1948 Orpheus from Agon's 1957 New York City Ballet ... More


Society or Solitude?

Benedetta Zavatta

in Individuality and Beyond: Nietzsche Reads Emerson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190929213
eISBN:
9780190929244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929213.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 considers the influence exerted by Nietzsche’s reading of Emerson on the former’s critique of the morality of compassion and on his working out of a moral proposal alternative to this ... More


That Voodoo That You Do So Well: Mighty Aphrodite

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The good-feelings aura of Manhattan Murder Mystery was undermined by the lack of any real creativity in that movie; the Greek chorus framing Mighty Aphrodite and thematically connected to its search ... More


Contesting Paul: Toward an Ethos of Agonism

Christa Davis Acampora

in Contesting Nietzsche

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923901
eISBN:
9780226923918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter uses the analytic criteria for assessing contests to articulate dynamics Nietzsche indicates as disabling in the Christian contest. He provides criteria for assessing contests relative ... More


Contesting Wagner: How One Becomes What One Is

Christa Davis Acampora

in Contesting Nietzsche

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923901
eISBN:
9780226923918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores a more elaborate account of the organization of forces linked with Nietzsche’s alternative soul hypothesis. How such organizations come about and are maintained bears on ... More


Could a Greek Oath Guarantee a Claim Right?: Oaths, Contracts and the Structure of Obligation in Classical Athens

David Carter

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines whether an oath in classical Athens, like a modern contract, guaranteed a ‘claim right’ – in other words, whether it imposed on the swearer a duty to act in a certain way ... More


Masters of Manipulation: Euripides' (and Medea's) Use of Oaths in Medea

Arlene Allan

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the use of oaths in Medea, a play by Euripides. It argues that a crucial feature of the prehistory to the action – the sworn pledge of loyalty which Medea claims that Jason gave ... More


The Language of Rhetoric: The agōn Revisited

Evert van Emde Boas

in Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793601
eISBN:
9780191835445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793601.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the agōn scene. The speeches of Clytemnestra and Electra are analysed side by side, using the traditional four-part division of oratorical speeches. It is argued that the ... More


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