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From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge

Peter France

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on academic eulogy, a component of biography that urges to celebrate. It also examines how biography developed in the eulogies of the various French academies. Epideictic ... More


Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reassesses the late 3rd-century Greek rhetorician Menander of Laodicea (Menander Rhetor). Menander is generally regarded as a specialist in epideictic, as such, he is often considered an ... More


Menander: Testimonia and Fragments

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assembles all the testimonia and fragments in which Menander is explicitly named; the Greek text is accompanied by an English translation and commentary. The collection is overwhelmingly ... More


The Relevance of Rhetoric

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the social functions of rhetoric in late antiquity. Although it is widely believed that oratory in this period was primarily epideictic, the dominant focus of rhetorical theory ... More


Masculinity and Sexual Ideology

Meriel Jones

in Playing the Man: Performing Masculinities in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570089
eISBN:
9780191738760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570089.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter summarizes some of the major issues highlighted by the book as a whole, such as the extent to which Dionysius stands as an embodiment of masculine ideals in Chariton’s novel, ... More


Dialogues Profitable, Delightsome, and Bold

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

English dialogists valued their chosen genre for its didactic power over the ‘unlearned’. Construed in Horatian terms, dialogues gave readers pleasure alongside instruction and, by exerting power ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


Patrolling Professional Borders

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two examines how medical commentators on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) situate their texts in medical journals, on subjects not typically under the purview of such journals, in ... More


Hellenistic Oratory at Rome: Cicero's Pro Marcello 1

Kathryn Tempest

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/9780199654314.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero's Pro Marcello was delivered in exceptional circumstances as Cicero made his first speech to the dictator Caesar after the civil war. In particular, scholars have vigorously debated its ... More


Hymnic Features in Statian Epic and the Siluae

Bruce Gibson

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Statius’ use of hymnic features across his works. In the Siluae, Statius exploits the epideictic dimension of hymns, with hymnic passages addressed to gods. The language of hymn ... More


Hellenistic Oratory and the Evidence of Rhetorical Exercises 1

Christos Kremmydas

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/9780199654314.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relatively understudied Hellenistic rhetorical exercises preserved on papyri which demonstrate the continued influence of Attic oratory across the Hellenistic world. The ... More


. Epideictic Rhetoric: John 13–17

George A. Kennedy

in New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841204
eISBN:
9781469616261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores epideictic rhetoric which is defined as a speech or writing commonly referred to as oratory of praises or blames. Also known as ceremonial discourse, epideictic rhetoric ... More


Juvenilia : Ferrara, C. 1539–41 , Age 12–14

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter states that Caelius Secundus Curio preserved a number of Olympia Fulvia Morata's juvenilia from his brief stay in Ferrara between April and October 1541. These include the prefaces to ... More


The Search for a Lofty British Virgil: The Early Elizabethan Aeneids of Thomas Phaer, Thomas Twyne and Richard Stanyhurst

Sheldon Brammall

in The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699087
eISBN:
9781474412384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The complete translation of the Aeneid by Thomas Phaer and Thomas Twyne was the most influential English Renaissance Aeneid. This chapter looks at the different stages of its development and how it ... More


Cicero and the Middle Style

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper originated as a contribution to a colloquium in Cambridge in honour of C. O. Brink (1987); it was published in a shorter form in 1989. It explores certain problems raised by the Orator. ... More


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