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Cosmological Oaths in Empedocles and Lucretius1

Myrto Garani

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Lucretian phrase foedera naturai, or ‘the covenants of nature’, tracing it to a ‘broad oath’ (or rather two oaths) spoken of in the philosophical poetry of Empedocles. It ... More


Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Anticlaudianus, a cosmological poem written by Alan of Lille around 1182. Taking its inspiration from the great cosmological writings of the twelfth century, including the ... More


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