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Milton and the Classics

David Hopkins

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses John Milton's acquaintance with classical literature, which began early and continued throughout his lifetime. Between 1615 and 1620, Milton entered St. Paul's, which was ... More


‘The Mirror‐Shield of Knowledge’: Classicizing the West Indies

Margaret Williamson

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the use of classical allusion and quotation in Henry Nelson Coleridge's account of his travels in the British West Indies in 1825. It argues that his display of classical ... More


Transmission, Transplantation, and Diffusion in the Latin West

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter follows the growth and development of the intellectual culture in the West after a period of decline roughly concurrent to that of the decline of the Roman Empire. It explores the ... More


The Lost World of Byzantium

Jonathan Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300178579
eISBN:
9780300216097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178579.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. This book eschews the usual ... More


How to Praise a Friend: St. Gregory of Nazianzus’s Funeral Oration for St. Basil the Great

David Konstan

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the issue of friendship in Gregory of Nazianzus' funeral oration for Basil of Caesarea. It argues that Gregory was taking a stand in his praise of his special relation with ... More


Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard, and Iarla Manny (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Few authors of the Victorian period were as immersed in classical learning as Oscar Wilde. He studied Classics at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford, winning academic prizes and distinctions at both ... More


Introduction

Laurie O’Higgins

in The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the hedge school phenomenon, and briefly shows how educational initiatives among Ireland’s poor were not without contemporary parallels. Yet, at the same time, the complicated ... More


Turkish Humanism

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the particularities of Turkish humanism as a way of renewing Turkish culture. It shows that Turkish reformers in the 1930s drew on the Renaissance model to develop a system of ... More


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