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Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses one of the works of Lorenzo Valla, who was considered a genius for his critical thinking and who is consistently connected to the subject of humanist lexicography. His work is ... More


Medieval Prehistory

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The name ‘commonplace-book’ does not seem to have been used before the 16th century, but the thing itself had been evolving at least since the time of John of Salisbury. It is not to the genealogy of ... More


Matthew Arnold

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Matthew Arnold liked looking down at things from a height. While at Rugby, he wrote a Latin poem about climbing in search of knowledge. The Strayed Reveller presents two panoramic views of human ... More


The Curricular Classics in the Middle Ages

Rita Copeland

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The medieval teaching of the liberal arts ensured contact with the classical auctores. From the late classical period to the late Middle Ages, the copying of classical verse and prose never ceased: ... More


Aleister Crowley and the Yezidis

Tobias Churton

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter compares The Book of the Law with Yezidism. It studies the relationship between the God of the Yezidis and Aiwass, the “author” of The Book of the Law, and notes that Crowley's ... More


Cicero: Gentleman and Orator: Metaphors in Eighteenth‐Century Reception

Matthew Fox

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the rupture between Rome and modernity: a rupture that concerns relationships between life and text, and which has at its heart a problem with metaphor. Cicero is not just the ... More


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