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Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Bridget Martin (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines harmful interaction between the living and the dead in fifth-century BC Greek tragedy, i.e. how the living can harm the dead, and how the dead can harm the living in return. ... More


The Shame of St Etienne

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The battle of St Etienne, a disastrous encounter between the English and French forces, turned into an episode of total dishonour for the young earl, marking the first stage of the Earl of Surrey's ... More


The Legal Environment

Theodor Meron

in Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258117
eISBN:
9780191681790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258117.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

As illustrated in a number of writings by several reliable and significant publicists, a particular body of law was already established by the time Henry's army was able to occupy France. This body ... More


The living harming the dead: Exposure, mutilation and exclusion

Bridget Martin

in Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the living exposing, mutilating (including maschalismos) and/or denying funeral rites to the dead and argues that these acts should be understood as harmful interaction between ... More


Conclusion: The Alcestis effect

Bridget Martin

in Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion reframes the nature of the dead in Greek tragedy by examining their characteristics as presented individually by the three tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Through this ... More


Adultery and Violence

Scott K. Taylor

in Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the conventional understanding of the honor code in the Golden Age of Spain and presents its three aspects: a man's honor rests wholly on the sexual purity of his wife; he must ... More


Decay and Dissolution

Cynthia A. Kierner

in Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835524
eISBN:
9781469601762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882504_kierner.10
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Beginning in 1819, Martha Jefferson Randolph's family problems proliferated. The brawl between Thomas Jefferson Randolph and Charles Bankhead on February 1, 1819 was the first of a series of episodes ... More


Introduction

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction identifies two related strategies which influenced charity and social policy in Italian communities, ca.1300-ca.1800. The first was a policy of regulating rather than trying to ... More


Extenuation and rescue

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

How and why did women become prostitutes or otherwise lose their good name? This chapter considers, in the light of what is known about their experiences, some standard explanations offered by ... More


Foundlings and orphans: an introduction

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Introduced by this chapter, the second part of the book analyses another ambitious rescue operation designed to salvage female honour and to protect unfortunate infants. This was the tolerated, ... More


Hanging Upside-Down and Sam’s Self-Judgment (ch. 13)

William Ian Miller

in Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities: Hard Cases, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793038
eISBN:
9780191834776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793038.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the “torture” scene; how Sam and the Thjostarssons launch a surprise attack on Hrafnkel, and how Sam loses and reasserts control of the enterprise. Thorkel inflicts not just ... More


Managing Elizabethan England

Norman Jones

in Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199593606
eISBN:
9780191779121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593606.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

Elizabethan England was a late feudal monarchy. The Queen owned the nation and those given its use owed her service. It was a contractual world in which obtaining service required management since ... More


Disgrace without Dishonour

Julian Swann

in Exile, Imprisonment, or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788690
eISBN:
9780191830778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788690.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Under the Old Regime, as today, dictionary definitions saw disgrace as almost synonymous with dishonour. Yet no matter how painful the impact of the sovereign’s displeasure many victims were ... More


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