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Classical Translations of the Classics: The Dynamics of Literary Tradition in Retranslating Epic Poetry

Richard H. Armstrong

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the retranslation of Greek epic poetry and argues for its importance in understanding how literary traditions shape the translation scenario. First, it treats the epic ... More


The Idea of Epic in the Nineteenth Century

Richard Jenkyns

in Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with a paradox. It has been said that the 18th and 19th centuries were a barren period for epic poetry, yet the age was closely engaged with the epic idea. Several ... More


Epilogue

Bruno Currie

in Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The range of epic poetry treated in this book is vast and the constructions placed on ‘interaction’ almost equally broad. This Epilogue explores points of convergence and divergence between the ... More


Medieval Epic and Romance in Yiddish

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the medieval epic and romance in Yiddish. The larger corpus of epic texts assumes a great significance in the history of Old Yiddish literature. These Yiddish epics go beyond ... More


The Inauguration of the ‘Argonautic Moment’

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the significance of Jupiter's prophecy, demonstrating its importance for Valerius' poetics of rehabilitation. Jupiter's proclamation of the Fates, which engages directly with ... More


The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Anthony Welch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a close survey of the changing audiences, modes of reading, and cultural expectations that shaped epic writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. According to the book, the ... More


Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Tim Stover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a poem which is here dated to Vespasian's regime (70–79 ce). Its primary purpose is to show that Valerius' epic reflects the ... More


Greco‐Persian Features: Theological Inquiry, Codification, and Historiography

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Greco‐Persian culture encouraged theological inquiry, codification of law, and a transition from epic poetry to prose historiography. Wide‐ranging pioneering histories were written by Hecataeus, ... More


Three Centuries, Three Americas: Epical Fellowships and Hemispheric Imperatives

Charles A. Perrone

in Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034218
eISBN:
9780813038797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034218.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When the classical epic model became no longer feasible, new forms of epiclike poetry were brought about that may be associated with the hemisphere's evolving realities. The meaning of the three ... More


Harps in Babylon: Cowley, Davenant, Butler

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a body of poems written by a single close-knit group of Englishmen in the wake of their king's overthrow and execution in 1649. The defeated royalists who wrote most of these ... More


Mapping Ethnography

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter demonstrates the relatively high levels of interest in and engagement with a wide variety of foreign or mythical peoples in the years prior to the Persian Wars. It then goes on to ... More


Composition and improvisation

John A. Sloboda

in The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter applies a ‘mental representation’ approach to understanding composition, and reviews four sources of evidence about the compositional process: sketches and notebooks; composers' own ... More


Introduction

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore two tightly interwoven aspects of the Renaissance epic tradition: its changing relationship with antiquity and its complex ... More


The Oldest Song: Ronsard and Spenser

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores two dynastic epics that take up national origin myths: Pierre de Ronsard's Franciade (1572) and Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590, 1596). Ronsard's unfinished epic embarks on ... More


Gentili, the Poets, and the Laws of War

Christopher N. Warren

in The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599875
eISBN:
9780191595813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599875.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter illuminates a different sense in which Gentili's work was influenced by humanist sensibilities. Differentiating between legal humanism (the mos Gallicus) on one hand and rhetorical ... More


Interchapter The Lutanist and the Nightingale

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This brief interchapter surveys the interaction of the epic and pastoral traditions in the poetry of Giambattista Marino, Girard de Saint-Amant, and others. It shows how models of an oral past became ... More


Embodied Reconciliation: Poetic Genres and the End of the Individual Arts

Lydia L. Moland

in Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190847326
eISBN:
9780190847333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847326.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

Hegel’s analysis of poetry’s genres begins with epic poetry, which is the action-based articulation of a nation’s dawning self-awareness. Lyric poetry, by contrast, allows poets to express their ... More


Prolegomena

M. L. West

in The Epic Cycle: A Commentary on the Lost Troy Epics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662258
eISBN:
9780191745942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662258.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the following: the definition of the Epic Cycle; Proclus' Chrestomatheias Eklogai and Apollodorus' Bibliotheke; the formation of the Cycle; the validity of the attested ... More


The ‘Liberation’ of the City and Plague Poetry

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter reveals other new forms of plague writing spurred on by the peninsula‐wide threat of 1575–8: works of thanksgiving and liberation detailed celebrations cities offered for their heavenly ... More


Elegy and Epic: A Complex Relationship

Laura Lulli

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aim of this paper is to investigate the multiform cross-relationship between the Greek archaic and classical elegy and epic poetry. The paper offers an examination of relevant literary evidence ... More


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