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The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

A. P. David

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops an authentic and revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It brings the interpretation of ancient verse into step with the sorts of analyses customarily enjoyed by ... More


Celts, Goths, and the Nature of the Literary Source

Nick Groom

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines James Macpherson’s sensational Ossian (1760–5) and its relevance to Percy’s Reliques (1765), arguing that Thomas Percy’s work, which began as a straightforward response to the ... More


Macpherson and Percy

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the conflict between Thomas Percy and Celtic bard James Macpherson on the subject of literary antiquarianism. The rival claims of Percy and Macpherson on the literary ... More


1761: The Making of the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the early history and the preparations made by Thomas Percy for his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. It suggests Percy's putative anthology was influenced by two original ... More


Choreia and the Musical Text

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the notion of χορεία, according to Plato’s usage of the term, as the proper, restored rubric within which to understand the rhythm and harmony of ancient Greek poetry in both ... More


Hölderlin’s Sophocles: Tragedy and Paradox

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Friedrich Hölderlin's Sophocles “Notes.” Hölderlin's “Notes” to Oedipus the Tyrant and Antigone pursue two primary aims: on the one hand, they delineate the differences between ... More


The Genesis of the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the origins of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. It suggests that serious work on Percy's collection started after his September 1760 meeting with poet William ... More


Greek and Modern Tragedy

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at idealist thought on the difference of antiquity and modernity. The starkest statement of the opposition of antiquity and modernity comes in Friedrich Schlegel's On the Study of ... More


The Ballad and Literary Antiquarianism

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the ballads contained in Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, which was published in 1765. Though Percy's collection includes sonnets, songs, and lyrics, its ... More


Printing the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the historical background of the printing of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. The printing of the Reliques took James Dodsley two and a half years to finish. ... More


Introduction

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. This three-volume collection of ballads, songs, sonnets, and romances ... More


Conclusion

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the influence of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry on English Romanticism. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge made public praise of the Reliques and ... More


Introduction: “They Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage?”

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/9780190869090.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction lays necessary factual and theoretical groundwork for the chapters to follow by describing the social contexts of the ancient wedding and love affair. The wedding is a markedly ... More


Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

P. J. Finglass, C. Collard, and N. J. Richardson (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications have transformed our understanding of Greek poetry. This book ... More


Introduction: “The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry”

J. Blake Couey

in Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Because form and meaning are inseparable in poetry, interpreters of First Isaiah should attend to matters of poetic style in these texts. Commentaries on Isaiah by Robert Lowth (1778) and George ... More


Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Emma Gee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is a study of a Hellenistic didactic poem, the Phaenomena, written by Aratus in c.276 BC, and of its reception, primarily in the Roman period up to the fourth century AD. Aratus’ poem about ... More


Loukillios

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter begins with a close reading of the poem that opened Loukillios' second book, arguing that its complex literary allusion and ambiguous political comment advertise the author's capacity for ... More


Poetic Justice

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts with the most accessible part of Aratus’ poem, the story of Dike (Justice). Hesiod’s Works and Days has long been recognised as a key text behind this part of the Phaenomena, but ... More


Literary Lexicography: Aims and Principles

Michael Silk

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Poetic language in the Western traditions subsumes two distinct categories of usage: elevation (whereby usage conforms to a conventional ‘high style’) and heightening (whereby meaning is enriched, ... More


A Purpose for Sadness: ‘Poèmes antiques et modernes’ (1826)

Roger Pearson

in Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754473
eISBN:
9780191816130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754473.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines Vigny’s first collection of poems, tracing its evolution through several editions and discussing its illustration of a tripartite history of poetry that extends from the poetry ... More


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