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Martial Arts: Mars Ultor in the Forum Augustum: A Verbal Monument with a Vengeance

Alessandro Barchiesi

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines strategies which emphasize the active contribution of the poetic text towards the construction of meaning for new Augustan monuments, using the example of the Forum Augusti in ... More


Monument and Festival in Vergil

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Vergil consistently brings together the monument and festival at significant points in the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid. Representative passages from each oeuvre show that Vergil moves his reader ... More


‘Beyond Words’: Stevie Smith as a Visual Artist

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the importance of art and visual culture in Smith's work. It notes the contested role of Smith's illustrations in her critical reception, considers her representations of ... More


Periphrases and non‐periphrases

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Grammatical periphrasis is distinguished from ecphrasis. In the latter an operative, such as English do, helps in the syntactic expression of a syntactic feature, such as interrogative. Progressive ... More


Conclusion

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

There are lexical mechanisms that compensate for the unidirectionality of the exponence relation, as illustrated by the reorganization of morphologically expressed features for optimal formulation of ... More


Pindar's Eyes: Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry

David Fearn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198746379
eISBN:
9780191808449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746379.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book assesses the ways in which Pindar, as well as other epinician poets, investigates the theme of aesthetic, and specifically visual, experience in early classical Greece. Major case studies ... More


Experiencing and Responding to Architecture

Edmund Thomas

in Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199288632
eISBN:
9780191917684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199288632.003.0023
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Up to now, this book has been concerned with the attitudes of builders and architects towards architecture, and with the political, religious, social, and ... More


The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Basil Dufallo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An influential view of ecphrasis (the literary description of art objects) treats it primarily as a way for authors to write about their own texts, and even to insist upon the aesthetic dominance of ... More


Introduction: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Roman ecphrasis is a site of cultural competition in two interrelated ways. First in an impersonal sense, insofar as various Roman and Hellenic cultures compete, through ecphrasis, for influence over ... More


Staging Ecphrasis in Early Latin Literature: From Naevius to Plautus and Terence

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some of the earliest examples of ecphrasis in Latin literature: in Naevius’s Bellum Punicum, Plautus’s Menaechmi, and Terence’s Eunuchus. All point to Rome’s increasing ... More


Becoming Ariadne: Marveling at Peleus’s Coverlet with the Inconsistent Narrator of Catullus 64

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 focuses on Catullus’s poem 64, his “epyllion” (“miniature epic”) on the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, with its great central ecphrasis of a tapestry depicting the myth of Ariadne and ... More


The Challenge of Rustic Art: Ideals of Order in Vergil, Eclogues 3 and Horace, Satires 1.8

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Vergil’s Eclogues 3 and Horace’s Satires 1.8, two texts of the tumultuous triumviral period, use ecphrasis to scrutinize, assess, and play with the notion of Greek culture as ... More


Describing the Divine: The Ecphrastic Temples of Vergil, Georgics 3.13–36 and Propertius, Elegies 2.31

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Religious iconography has been marginalized in modern ecphrastic theory at least since Lessing’s foundational Laocoon. Confronting the secularizing tendencies of theory, chapter 4 considers statues ... More


Heroic Objects: Ecphrasis in the Aeneid and Metamorphoses

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After four chapters treating non- or anti-epic genres, Chapter 5 turns to the Augustan epics, Vergil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. A monument such as the Forum of Augustus reveals the emperor’s ... More


Sex, Satire, and the Hybrid Self in Petronian Ecphrasis

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 discusses Petronius’s gallery-scene (Satyricon 83-90) as satire of ecphrasis in the earlier Greco-Roman literary tradition. Directing the audience’s attention to a series of paintings ... More


The Patron’s Image: Philhellenism, Panegyric, and Ecphrasis in Statius and Martial

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While the technique of lauding a patron by praising his art is implicit in earlier chapters, this chapter explores the first extant Latin poetry in which it is explicit: the occasional verse of ... More


Epilogue: Captives and Captors: Apuleius and Philostratus

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Capping the book’s theme of cultural hybridity, the epilogue proposes two alternative end-points for its discussion: the ecphrasis of a statue of Acteon and Diana in Apuleius’s Metamorphoses (2.4), ... More


Narrative and Lyric Levels in Catullus

Gail Trimble

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter revisits the challenges of thinking about narrative metalepsis in lyric contexts by considering the diverse corpus of Catullus. Catullus’ most obviously narrative poem—poem 64—offers ... More


Mimesis and the Gendered Icon in Greek Theory and Fiction

Tim Whitmarsh

in Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276819
eISBN:
9780520957022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276819.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Taking its cue from the fragments of On Imitation, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, chapter 9 argues for two distinctly gendered models of fiction in Greek antiquity. According to the first, texts and ... More


Beauty Transfigured

David Konstan

in Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199927265
eISBN:
9780190205508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927265.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the extension of the term kállos to things other than the human form, and the corresponding widening of its sense from sexual attractiveness or desirability to the ... More


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