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Conclusion

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

National loyalties and literary tastes generally compete with institutional and ideological alliances, as was the case of the Jesuits, where there was an unspoken conflict of taste between the ... More


‘Improbable Art’: The Theory and Practice of Ancient Didactic Poetry

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter opens with a survey of the few known ancient theoretical approaches to didactic poetry, including Aristotle's verdict that poetry like that of the philosopher Empedocles was not ... More


Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Yasmin Haskell

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first dedicated study of the classical-style, Latin didactic poetry produced by the Society of Jesus in the early modern period. The Jesuits were the most prolific composers of such ... More


The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the genre of ancient didactic poetry, focusing in particular on the Latin authors Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Manilius. Greek and Latin literature abounds in didactic poetry — ... More


Introduction

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

From antiquity, to the Middle Ages, to the Renaissance, and to the early modern period, a genre of poetry flourished in the West that has fallen out of favour in the recent times. This is didactic ... More


Teaching and Poetry

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines the Astronomica as a work of poetry. It first concerns itself with the poem's genre, tackling the question of whether a ‘didactic’ poem is actually supposed to teach anything. ... More


Marvellous Works: The Poetry of Wonder in Baroque Naples

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how the French Jesuits influenced the didactic poetic practice of their Italian counterparts. It discusses Niccolò ‘Parthenius’ Giannettasio, an Italian Jesuit who, in spite of ... More


Conclusion

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion summarizes the results of the discussion in the preceding chapters.


The Teacher’s Truth: Lucretius’ De rerum natura

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Lucretius' De rerum natura (‘On the Nature of Things’), a poem in six books on Epicurean natural philosophy, considering the work specifically as a didactic poem. After ... More


The Poet’s Choice: Vergil’s Georgics

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Vergil's Georgics, a poem in four books on agriculture, considering the work specifically as a didactic poem. It has frequently been doubted that the Georgics is primarily ... More


Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book describes the Latin astrological poet Marcus Manilius. Manilius, about whose life nothing is known, composed his didactic poem Astronomica in the second decade of the 1st century AD. The ... More


“To Explain Grace Requires a Curious Hand”: Marianne Moore’s Interdisciplinary Digressions

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the literary excursus as a means of organizing knowledge in the poetry of instruction under the American Progressive movement. Marianne Moore’s poetry testifies to a profound ... More


A Natural History of Violence: Allegory and Atomism in Shelley’s The Mask of Anarchy

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458441
eISBN:
9780226458588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226458588.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter puts the book’s valorization of “sweet” and “tender” poetic science to the test of state violence of material exploitation. It asks why Shelley’s “wholly political” poem, The Mask of ... More


Education

Floris Bernard

in Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198703747
eISBN:
9780191773044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703747.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Education is a necessary cornerstone in the social developments that favoured the production of poetry. School life in mid eleventh-century Constantinople was fragmented into many independent ... More


Arduum ad astra: The poetics and politics of horoscopic failure in Manilius’ Astronomica

Steven J. Green

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a ‘student-centred’ reading of Manilius’ Astronomica. By focussing on the difficulties faced by the ‘model student’ in the course of this didactic lesson, as well as the ... More


Digressions, intertextuality, and ideology in didactic poetry: The case of Manilius

Monica R. Gale

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A characteristic feature of the didactic genre is the inclusion of ‘set-piece’ digressions, more or less clearly marked off from the surrounding expository material. This chapter argues that such ... More


Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Floris Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198703747
eISBN:
9780191773044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703747.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the mid eleventh century, secular poetry attained a hitherto unseen degree of wit, vividness, and personal involvement, chiefly exemplified in the poetry of Christophoros Mitylenaios, Ioannes ... More


Miniaturization of Earlier Poetry in Greek Epigrams

Annette Harder

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 offers a diachronic study of Hellenistic epigram with a focus on the issues of thematic and generic variety and on the reception and ‘miniaturization’ of earlier poetic genres—particularly ... More


Tropes and figures: Manilian style as a reflection of astrological tradition

Wolfgang Hübner

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Poetry and astrology are both essentially metaphorical. The starry firmament as a whole can be understood as a sum of metaphors, since the human mind first transposes its surrounding real world up to ... More


Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Vesna A. Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This volume consists of twenty-four chapters containing a collection of selected original sources of Mongolian Buddhism, composed either in Tibetan or Mongolian language. This collection brings new ... More


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