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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


Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation that have taken place over recent years. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ... More


A taste for the classics

Pat Easterling

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the way the concept of ‘classic authors’ changes over time by constant redefinition. What has been emerging, along with new and more capacious definitions of ‘the ancient ... More


Henry Chadwick 1920–2008

Rowan Williams

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264751
eISBN:
9780191734229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264751.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Henry Chadwick's achievement overall remains immense. The range of his learning in classical and post-classical literature, both Greek and Latin, and his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Fathers and, ... More


Classicists and Gothicists: The Division of the Estate

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the rivalry between the classical and gothic literature that still animates our own perception not just of our literary past but also of our present-day literary possibilities, ... More


Western Classics, Indian Classics: Postcolonial Contestations

Harish Trivedi

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter situates post-colonial discussion in modern critical contexts. It contests any assumption that there is a seamless progression from colonial to post-colonial, either in terms of ... More


Derrida and Antiquity

Miriam Leonard (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, this book analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Through an ... More


Reading classical authors in Capgrave’s Life of St Katherine

Sarah James

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In his Life of St Katherine, John Capgrave comes to the fore as a literary writer who self-consciously situates himself within a tradition of authorship that goes back to classical sources. Capgrave ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Library

Michael Lapidge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of ... More


A Divided Child, or Derek Walcott’s Post-Colonial Philology

Cashman Kerr Prince

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Derek Walcott’s career attracts the academic notice of scholars interested in English, post-colonial, and classical literatures; Walcott’s oeuvre seems to invite interdisciplinary interest. Engaging ... More


Gay's Trivia: Walking the Streets of Rome

Susanna Morton Braund

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with the concept of time, which is most frequently thought of as the province of the historian who looks for change and continuity over various periods. Based on literary theory ... More


From the Peloponnesian War to the Iraq War: a Post-Liberal Reading of Greek Tragedy

Michiel Leezenberg

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, marked a historical rupture comparable to the 1989 collapse of the Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe. However, regardless of whether this event marks a ... More


Shades of Multi-Lingualism and Multi-Vocalism in Modern Performances of Greek Tragedy in Post-Colonial Contexts

Lorna Hardwick

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the impact of multilingual productions of Greek drama in modern theatrical contexts, including community theatre. It examines the status of English as an imperial language, as ... More


The Formal Presence of the Ancients: References to Ancient Greek and Roman Authors in Medical and Political Science Dissertations, ca. 1625–1850

Anna Fredriksson

in History of Universities: Volume XXVIII/2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743651
eISBN:
9780191803826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743651.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the classical tradition in Sweden. First, it examines the presence of the classics in the literature produced by university students and teachers. The study is based on the ... More


Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Yasser Elhariry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation, and the Postfrancophone Lyric is about what happens to the contemporary French lyric in the translingual Arabic context. Drawing on lyric theory, comparative ... More


‘The Same Kind of Smile?’ About the ‘Use and Abuse’ of Theory in Constructing the Classical Tradition

Freddy Decreus

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a sometimes wry look at the intellectual infrastructure of concepts of the post-colonial, locating these in the polarities between post-modernism and western humanism, but showing ... More


Another Architecture

David Richards

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This concluding chapter examines issues of ‘beginnings’ in the narrative foundations of the physical environment, and probes its incompatibility with post-colonial intellectual architecture. This is ... More


Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan Women of Owu

Felix Budelmann

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to Women of Owu, a new adaptation of Euripides’s Trojan Women by the Nigerian playwright Femi Osofisan. The play is set outside the burning city, not of Troy, but of Owu in ... More


Empire and Its Discontents in Classical Latin

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The history of classical Latin literature is closely connected to the fortunes of Roman imperialism, its crucial slave economy, and increasing inequality, under both the Republic and the Empire. The ... More


The Transmission and Circulation of Classical Literature: Libraries and Florilegia

James Willoughby

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/9780199587230.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter charts the survival and transmission of classical literature through the medieval libraries of England. For the Anglo-Saxon period, there are only sparse remains of the books themselves, ... More


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