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Oresteia Act II: two misconceptions

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws attention to two misconceptions about Aeschylus' Choephoroi. It points out, firstly, that Electra is recommended to pray (110–21), and then does pray (130–44), for the return of ... More


Performing Execution, Part 1: The Blood-Avenger, the Community, and the Witnesses

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the people who enact an execution according to rabbinic law, beginning with those found in the Bible: the blood-avenger, the community, and the witnesses to the crime. It ... More


Introduction: Female Fury and the Masculine Spirit of Vengeance

Lesel Dawson

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines revenge narratives in relation to gender, asking whether depictions of vengeance reinforce conservative gender roles, interrogate the ‘masculine’ values that society prizes, or ... More


Friend and enemy

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses another very important couplet in the theory of sovereignty, namely the distinction that is drawn between the friend and the enemy. Although Schmitt argued this was necessary in ... More


Anarchist Assassins: Acciarito, Angiolillo, and Lucheni

Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli

in Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041877
eISBN:
9780252050565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 describes the circumstances leading to and the nature of three attentats: Pietro Acciarito failed attempt against King Umberto I, Michele Angiolillo assassination of Spanish Prime Minister, ... More


Silius' Roman Hannibal

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter the focus shifts to close textual readings of the Punica. Beginning with a discussion of Hannibal's early life and career in the Punica, this chapter discusses the three main ... More


Strictly the Movies II: How Radio Days Generated Nights at the Movies

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/9780813167190.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The episodes of Radio Daysconstitute Allen’s cinematic act of gratitude to radio shows of the 1940s which demanded that his young self and other listeners visualize what the programs aurally ... More


Turning to the Dark Side: Challenging American Mythology in the Superhero Genre

Terence McSweeney

in The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concerns itself with the renaissance of the superhero genre in post-9/11 film and asks what this might be able to tell us about contemporary America. It offers a detailed analysis of the ... More


Kirby, Stan Lee, and the Creation of Marvel Comics

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s creative input at Marvel Comics, focusing on the nature and extent of his contribution to its vaunted rebirth in the 1960s. It explains how Kirby came to be at ... More


Conclusion: Multiply and Divide

Valerie Rohy

in Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199340194
eISBN:
9780199397358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340194.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The conclusion circles back to contemporary politics, using the insights of the literary chapters to complicate the politics of etiology by outlining two “impossible” positions. From the vantage of ... More


Warrior Masculinity and Female Victimization

Robert Paul Churchill

in Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190468569
eISBN:
9780190468590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468569.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter completes the reasons-explanation of the psychological factors making honor killing possible. It shows how violence-prone personality is shaped into warrior masculinity in contexts where ... More


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