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The Historian's Presence, or, There and Back Again

Cynthia Damon

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is an investigation of a Tacitean metaphor for historiography and its implications for the historian's role in history. The metaphor of the historian's physical proximity to his subject ... More


Judicial Narrative and Dramatic Mimesis

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that recent critiques of older mimetic approaches to Shakespeare have tended to neglect the contribution of narrative coherence or plot to mimesis. Following Ricoeur's exposition ... More


Renaissance Articulations

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter begins with speech — the original medium of communication — and with the related terms ‘expression’ and ‘articulation’. Both are shown to have bodily associations in addition to their ... More


A Just and Lively Image

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The key to Senecan drama lies not in the “word,” as T. S. Eliot once described it, but in the “image,” which, as the definition of tragedy attached to the manuscript of Seneca’s plays described it, ... More


The notion of enargeia in Hellenistic philosophy 1

Katerina Ierodiakonou

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This paper sketches the development of the notion of enargeia from a term of ordinary language to a technical term in ancient epistemology, and in particular the shift that takes place in the ... More


A Sense of the Past: The Truth of Rhetoric

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In setting out the events, Orosius frequently has recourse to pathetic modes of writing and closely follows the Rhetorica ad Herrenium and Quintilian, especially regarding the use of enargeia. An ... More


That Which Will Not Perish into Art: The Chronotope of the Photograph

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter addresses the primary aspects of the ekphrasis of photographs. Using Mikhail Bahktin’s theory of the chronotope of the novel, the chapter defines what it terms “the chronotope of the ... More


Circumstantial Shakespeare

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare’s characters are thought to be his greatest achievement—imaginatively autonomous, possessed of depth and individuality. This view has survived the deconstruction of ‘Shakespeare as ... More


Introduction: from paragone to encounter

David Kennedy and Richard Meek (eds)

in Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ekphrasis – the verbal representation of visual art – has traditionally been regarded as a form of paragone or competition between different forms of representation. The Introduction advocates a more ... More


The Shakespearean unscene: Sexual phantasies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare Lecture read 12 May 2016

Lorna Hutson

in British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Post-Freudian and post-Foucauldian readings of A Midsummer Night’s Dream assume that the play celebrates the freeing-up of female sexual desire from neurotic inhibitions or disciplinary norms. But ... More


Writing in Chains

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores new dimensions of Aurelius Prudentius Clemens' Hamartigenia through a focus on ornaments and figures—textual devices that delighted late antique readers but which tend to be ... More


Finnegans Wake

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines Finnegans Wake, a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce. It argues that writing has never thrown questions back at its questioners with as much energy as Finnegans ... More


Zeus, the Poet, and Vision

Tobias Myers

in Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 argues that the Iliad’s proem anticipates certain key elements of the battlefield spectacle to come: its central action (warfare and the desecration of corpses), and its staging and ... More


Greco-Roman Visual Practices

J. M. F. Heath

in Paul's Visual Piety: The Metamorphosis of the Beholder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664146
eISBN:
9780191748455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664146.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

To prepare for the more detailed focus on Paul in Part Three, this and the following chapter sketch visual cultures amidst which Paul preached, thought, and lived. A complete account of ‘Greco-Roman ... More


Paradoxon, Enargeia, Empathy: Hellenistic Decrees and Hellenistic Oratory

Angelos Chaniotis

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter maintains that the narrations of Hellenistic decrees are a useful source for the oratory during this period. It emphasizes the cross-pollination of oratory, drama, and historiography, ... More


Visuality

Neil W. Bernstein

in Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how declamatory narratives guide audiences to review their ethical commitments as spectators. The declamations involving a blind son accused of murdering his father (“The ... More


Dream Description and Dream Hermeneutics

Janet Downie

in At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that when we set Aristides’ dream narratives in the Hieroi Logoi against other ancient accounts of dreaming, what stands out is the degree to which Aristides engages the ... More


Introduction

George Alexander Gazis

in Homer and the Poetics of Hades

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787266
eISBN:
9780191829338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787266.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Readers of Homer since antiquity have noticed that the poet narrates events as if they were enacted in front of their eyes; as one ancient scholiast comments, the poetry of Homer is not only heard ... More


‘Imaginary Work’: Opportunity in Lucrece and in King Lear

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter makes important distinctions between pre- and post-eighteenth-century uses of the terminology of ‘circumstances’, ‘proof’, and ‘probability’. It shows that prehistories of probability ... More


Beauty in Suffering: Disgust in Nicander’s Theriaca

Floris Overduin

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter Nicander’s Theriaca (second century BCE), a Greek didactic epic poem on the wounds inflicted by snakes, scorpions, and the like, as well as the treatment of these wounds, is used as a ... More


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