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John Rainolds, Hamlet, and the Anti-Theatrical Aristotle

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 3 demonstrates how the English Puritan John Rainolds followed the philosophical account of tragedy in the Poetics to the letter, mobilizing an anti-theatrical Aristotle against stage plays, ... More


In Praise of Aristotle’s Poetics

Humberto Brito

in Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198715719
eISBN:
9780191783395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715719.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Aristotle’s Poetics displayed an unambiguous interest in poetry and drama, and modern readers have been always inclined to suppose that Aristotle’s fundamental purpose was to endorse the rewards of ... More


Introduction: Tragedy’s Intellectual Resources

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction illustrates how humanists like Desiderius Erasmus, Philipp Melanchthon, and Martin Bucer imported the study of drama into theology, mining antique poetics for exegetical and ... More


Lucan in Controversy: Poetry, History, and Truth

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses how the reception of Aristotle’s Poetics, particularly in early sixteenth-century Italy, revived ancient concerns over Lucan’s generic status, and shows how the friction ... More


Lodovico Castelvetro’s Heterodox Poetics: Tragic Accommodation

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2 explores how the heterodox Italian critic Lodovico Castelvetro appropriated Aristotle’s Poetics to religious ends in his influential 1570 commentary, the Poetica D’Aristotele Vulgarizzata, ... More


Necessity, Between Tragedy and Predestination: Daniel Heinsius and De Tragoediae Constitutione (1611)

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 4 examines how Daniel Heinsius’ path-breaking treatise De Tragoediae Constitutione (1611) belongs not only to the Arminian Controversy but also to larger debates concerning providence and ... More


Greek Tragedy and Hebrew Antiquity in John Milton’s 1671 Poems

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 examines Milton’s detailed engagements with Reformation poetics that render tragedy a precise philosophical and theological resource. In his 1671 poems Paradise Regain’d and Samson ... More


Excavating Tragical Perspectives in Early Christianity: Trajectories of Inquiry and Interpretive Challenges

Paul M. Blowers

in Visions and Faces of the Tragic: The Mimesis of Tragedy and the Folly of Salvation in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198854104
eISBN:
9780191888458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854104.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter lays the groundwork for the monograph by establishing the paucity of actual works of early Christian tragedy, but also the growing Christian recognition of the power of ... More


Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Russ Leo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World examines how a series of influential poets, theologians, and humanist critics turned to tragedy to understand providence and agencies human and divine ... More


Conclusion: Samson Agonistes and the Limits of Tragedy

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Conclusion traces how Milton investigates the extent to which tragedy is able to render divinity intelligible. If Reformation tragedy offers pointed insight into probability and necessity in ... More


Introduction: Greek Drama without the 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/9780199752058.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In modern productions, translators and directors, aided by our own imaginations, edit the gods away in order to concentrate on human action. Because modern readers do not try to comprehend the ... More


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