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Erōs and the Good Life

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Socrates and his devotees shown at the start of the dialogue. In exploring this relationship, it teases out some of the dialogue's central questions ... More


Ovid and the Stellar Calendar

Geraldine Herbert-Brown

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/9780198154754.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes that Ovid’s felices animae (F. 1. 295-310) are not astronomers, philosophers, or apolitical scientists as is commonly understood by modern commentators, but Augustan ... More


Performance and Context

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the performative context of the Hermias song, taking a dialectical approach to context both as a reflection of historical reality and as a projection of the poetic text itself. ... More


Genres of Poetry

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter turns to questions of genre in the first instance to understand the cultural context in which a person could be charged with impiety for composing a hymn to a friend. Greek poetic genres ... More


Reading

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The body of Aristotle’s poem is explicated, with particular attention to its figurative language and the earlier Greek poetic tradition. His mythological allusions are shown to approach but not to ... More


Epilogue: In Praise of the Great Brahmin

Kurtis R. Schaeffer

in Dreaming the Great Brahmin: Tibetan Traditions of the Buddhist Poet-Saint Saraha

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173734
eISBN:
9780199850303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173734.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents the poem Encomium to Saraha by Sakya Chokden. The poem tells about Saraha's family background, his ordination to become Brahmin Rāhula, his practice of mantra, and his writing ... More


Logos-Pharmakon

Barbara Cassin

in Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Pointing to the ambivalence of pharmakon as both poison and remedy, this chapter explores the long tradition of the curative or reparative powers of language, from the sophists through the Truth and ... More


Hermes and the Figs: On P.Oxy. 17.2084

Athanassios Vergados

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter argues that the encomium to the fig preserved on P.Oxy. 17.2084 (third century ce) is a parody of an encomium, performed at a feast in honor of Hermes as a response to another ... More


Looking Beyond Belief: Paradoxical Encomia and Visual Inquiry

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on two interconnected exercises in the progymnasmata sequence where animals feature prominently, ekphrasis (description) and encomium (praise), especially mock or paradoxical ... More


Poetry of Jacqueline Pascal

in A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648316
eISBN:
9780226648347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents a selection Jacqueline Pascal's poetry that established her reputation as a poet in her adolescence. They belong to the favored genres of the period: sonnet, rondeau, epigram, ... More


Playing Defense: Gorgias’s Encomium of Helen

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins by introducing the Greek sophists. It then turns to the Encomium of Helen, in which the sophist Gorgias uses Helen of Troy to explore philosophical issues surrounding agency, ... More


The Making of Chronicle C and Mid-Eleventh-Century Chronicling

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter deals with mid-eleventh-century chronicling: the making of Chronicle C, activity at Canterbury on Chronicle /E, a lost West Midlands Chronicle and possible development of Chronicle /D. ... More


Praise, Blame, and Persuasion: “Of Musicke by Way of Disputation”

Linda Phyllis Austern

in Both from the Ears and Mind: Thinking about Music in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226701592
eISBN:
9780226704678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter locates discussions of music among the arts of persuasive speech and the Classical imperative to precede embodied engagement with topical discourse. It surveys genres from which readers ... More


Apocalyptic Means: Allegiance, Force, and Events in Marvell’s Cromwell Trilogy and Royalist Elegies

Ryan Netzley

in Lyric Apocalypse: Milton, Marvell, and the Nature of Events

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263479
eISBN:
9780823266630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263479.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Marvell’s political verse alters the target of praise, praising apocalyptically transformative forces instead of persons. All of Marvell’s encomia laud an event as such, instead of the actor who ... More


Rhetoric’s Flirtation with Literature, from Gorgias to Aristotle: The Epideictic Genre

Rüdiger Campe

in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Moving back to the beginnings of literature (and maybe to the beginnings of flirtation), this chapter describes the movement from rhetoric to poetry in Gorgias' Encomium of Helen as rhetoric's ... More


Law’s Genres: Hymns, Encomia, and the Remaking of Lament

Marcus Folch

in The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190266172
eISBN:
9780190266196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190266172.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the principal poetic, musical, song, and dance forms that comprise Magnesia’s repertoire: hymns and encomia, genres that are treated as uniquely compatible with the political ... More


England, c.1000: This World is in Haste

Laura Ashe

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that English culture around the year 1000 had reached an ideological crisis, in the aftermath of the Benedictine Reform movement, which had placed monasticism at the forefront of ... More


Glossing the Spoken Word: Erasmus’ Moriae Encomium and Chaloner’s Praise of Folie

Jane Griffiths

in Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654512
eISBN:
9780191789434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654512.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter contrasts the glossing of Erasmus’s Moriae Encomium with that of its first English translation, Chaloner’s Praise of Folie. It argues that whereas the complex glossing of the Moria is ... More


Dark Ambition: The Two Faces of Portia

Pamela Allen Brown

in The Diva's Gift to the Shakespearean Stage: Agency, Theatricality, and the Innamorata

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198867838
eISBN:
9780191904523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867838.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

Portia in The Merchant of Venice has all the hallmarks of a great diva, such as Isabella Andreini or Vincenza Armani. She is famous beyond Italy, prodigiously intellectual, versatile, and brilliantly ... More


‘Covered with Protecting Boards’: Representing the Book

Elaine Treharne

in Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts: The Phenomenal Book

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843814
eISBN:
9780191926471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843814.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 7 investigates images of manuscripts contained within illustrations in medieval books to determine how medieval manuscript compilers and artists themselves understood the form of the codex. ... More


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