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Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Suzanne F. Cawsey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Crown of Aragon in Spain was a rapidly expanding and powerful political unit with an original form of representative government. Throughout this ... More


Gellian Humanism Revisited

Stephen M. Beall

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter rehabilitates René Marache's concept of ‘Gellian humanism’, asking what it consists in and what core values motivated the Attic Nights' composition. By examining Gellius' insistence on ... More


Comprehending Passions

MARK GREENGRASS

in Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in the French Kingdom, 1576-1585

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199214907
eISBN:
9780191706561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214907.003.02
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Public speaking dominated French politics in the 16th century. The speeches delivered before the king, during the meetings of representative institutions, or in courts of law were carefully prepared ... More


Adam Smith and Ancient Literature

Gloria Vivenza

in Adam Smith and the Classics: The Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296669
eISBN:
9780191597008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296665.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Deals with Adam Smith's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, i.e. with the set of lecture notes discovered and published in the twentieth century. The chapter follows Smith's exposition, which ... More


Eloquence, Reason, and Debate

Daniel Wakelin

in Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430-1530

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199215881
eISBN:
9780191706899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215881.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the interest in debate in exercises in eloquence or rhetoric, such as the Libellus de laudibus duarum civitatum by Thomas Chaundler and political writing, such as the anonymous ... More


Joyce's Breathing Space

Matthew Bevis

in The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253999
eISBN:
9780191719790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253999.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on Joyce and ‘the Irish question’. The aims of Irish eloquence were recurring features of political debate, partly as a result of the Act of Union that saw Irish politicians ... More


Experientia vs other builders

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how Cassian positioned himself in relation to other writers who were offering ascetic advice. Cassian took deliberate steps to promote himself as something quite different from ... More


The Power of Words

Maurizio Viroli

in Machiavelli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter points out that all the political works of Machiavelli follow the manner of a rhetorician. He did not write to explain a scientific or moral truth, but to persuade and impel to act. This ... More


Cicero and the Law

Jill Harries

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As an advocate, Cicero had intellectual preoccupations which he shared with his being a philosopher. In his theorising on advocacy, Cicero drew on his practical experience in the courts. Conversely, ... More


Favorinus

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the philosopher and sophist Favorinus, a self-made Hellene famous for his eloquence, erudition, and sexual ambiguity, of whom Gellius was a devoted pupil and admirer. The ... More


The Public Careers of L. Licinius Crassus and M. Antonius

Elaine Fantham

in The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263158
eISBN:
9780191718892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that in L. Licinius Crassus and M. Antonius, it is possible to see clearly how Romans of the governing class could rise to the heights of a political career through widely ... More


Plotting Gothic

Stephen Murray

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book about the eloquence of Gothic architecture is facilitated by the intervention of the interlocutor: the one who, interposing self between monument and audience, points and talks. A critical ... More


On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The African American Essay

Cheryl A. Wall

in On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The Art of the African American Essay

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646909
eISBN:
9781469646923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646909.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how black essayists worked through and around ideas of freedom to produce new variations of the genre of the essay. The author shows how the African American essay serves as ... More


Conclusion

Angelica Goodden

in Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Rousseau's signatures, the craftsman's fingerprint and the writer's eloquence, are discussed in terms of his lifetime's devotion to praxis and doxa respectively, the convergence of hand and voice ... More


Balāġa, Epistolary Structure and Style

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the important epistolary aspects of the secretary's profession. It looks at some of the specific aspects of balāga (communicative eloquence), especially those of bayān ... More


The Egyptian Mawwāl: Its Ancestry, its Development, and its Present Forms

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter argues that Arabic literature has always been seen as having superior eloquence. In the passages of al-Bayān wat-Tabyīn, it has been claimed that Arabic literature strictly conforms to ... More


Introduction: A Tale of Robin Hood

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the pursuit of a specifically vernacular eloquence in early modern England, an endeavor known as taking classical figures of speech and making them “speak English.” Citing ... More


The Trespasser: Displacing Virgilian Figures in Spenser’s Faerie Queene

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines Edmund Spenser's adoption of Virgilian forms as tools of English courtesy, including the figure hyperbaton, in book 6 of Faerie Queene. It explains the periodically uneasy ... More


The Mingle-Mangle: The Hodgepodge of Fancy and Philosophy in Cavendish’s Blazing World

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how vernacular eloquence operates by focusing on Margaret Cavendish's philosophical romance The Blazing World. More specifically, it uses The Blazing World to show how the ... More


Eloquence (114–32)

Paul Murgatroyd

in Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940698
eISBN:
9781786945068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940698.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the Latin text and a literal translation into English of the section on prayers for eloquence in Juvenal’s tenth satire and a detailed critical appreciation of those lines ... More


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