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Weddings, Sex, and “Virgil the Maiden”: The Cento Nuptialis and the Epithalamium Fridi

Scott McGill

in Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter returns to the 4th-century CE Ausonius and examines his Cento Nuptialis along with the other Virgilian cento on the topic of a wedding, Luxurius' Epithalamium Fridi. The major interest ... More


Origen on the Hermeneutical Finality of the Song of Songs

J. Christopher King

in Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272181
eISBN:
9780191603433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272182.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows that Origen situates the event in which the Song is sung as epithalamium (i.e., the upper register) in a topos that is not local, and a kairos that is not temporal. Hence, the ... More


Introduction

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the articulation of the feminine in the prose and poetry of English poet John Donne. This book analyses a number of ... More


The Epithalamium for Severus

Robert J. Penella

in Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250932
eISBN:
9780520933712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250932.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The epithalamium for Severus, Oration 9, survives in full. Severus either was a continuing student in Himerius's school or had just completed his studies there shortly before his marriage. Oration 21 ... More


Deidameia

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After investigating Homer's complete silence on Achilles' stay at Scyros and the hints he makes about the military character of Achilles' visit to the island in the “Iliad”, much time is devoted to ... More


Sapphic Echoes in Catullus 1–14

Olivier Thévenaz

in Roman Receptions of Sappho

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829430
eISBN:
9780191867958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829430.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that a pattern of Sapphic allusions in the first fourteen poems of Catullus’ poetry book constitute a hitherto neglected unity similar to that which scholarship now recognizes as ... More


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