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From Exempla to Exemplar? Writing History around the Emperor in Imperial Rom e

Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on 1st-century CE Roman historical narrative, with a view to understanding to what extent Josephus may have been influenced by such writing. It is argued that works such as ... More


Parallel Lives of Two Lawgivers: Josephus' Moses and Plutarch's Lycurgus 1

Louis H. Feldman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the thematic and possible literary relationships between Josephus’ narrative on Moses and Plutarch’s biography of the Spartan Lycurgus, two legendary lawgivers. Parallels in the ... More


Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More


From Roman to roman: The Jacobin Novel and the Roman Legacy in the 1790s

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the contours of republican poetics in the English Jacobin novels of Godwin, Holcroft, Hays, and Inchbald. Focusing on the invocation of classical texts and Roman historical ... More


Introduction

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter establishes the framework for the ensuing history, and argues that, contrary to the claims of much modern literary theory, biography has had a distinctive role in defining ... More


Literature and the Use of ‘Lives’: A Prehistory

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sketches the prehistory of biography in the ‘lives’ of great men, stressing the role of exemplarity in these texts. The emergence in the 16th and 17th centuries of ‘lives’ of writers in ... More


Pierre Michon's Lives of the Saints

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The turn to life-writing in France after the two decades of literary theory and the nouveau roman did not represent a rejection of concerns with the issue of literariness. Michon's biographical ... More


Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

J. Mira Seo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How did Roman poets create character? This book frames this question through the cultural and intellectual horizons of Roman authors and audiences. By applying the philosophical, rhetorical, and ... More


The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, Jhon Picard Byron, Kaiama L. Glover, Mark Schuller, Mark Schuller, and Jhon Picard Byron (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book considers the means and extent of Haiti's ‘exceptionalization’ — its perception in multiple arenas as definitively unique with respect not only to the countries of the North Atlantic, but ... More


Conclusions

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This conclusion recapitulates the referential process of exemplarity and summarizes each of the individual case studies.


Wonderful Event: The South Sea Bubble and the Crisis of Property

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter aims to recapture the way that the South Sea Bubble of 1720 was understood by contemporaries as an essentially theatrical event, one readable through the generic codes of comedy and ... More


Rhetoric

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Women's theoretical exclusion from the political sphere generated not silence but highly developed linguistic and figurative responses in seventeenth century England. This chapter analyses women's ... More


Kant on the Formation of Taste

Márton Dornbach

in Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Contrary to the common assumption that Kant’s aesthetics is anchored in human nature, Kant views taste as an inherently historical faculty. Against the background of repercussions of the Quarrel ... More


Making an Exemplum of Yourself: Cicero and Augustus

Michèle Lowrie

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at two points in the precipitous spiral where attempts were made to control exemplarity, and particularly to turn the person trying to do the controlling into an exemplum himself. ... More


John Donne's New Science Writing

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the faith–science controversy through an analysis of a major text by a confirmed believer who doubted science, John Donne's meditation on disease and the problem of embodiment, ... More


Exemplar and Exception: Biography in the Journal for Women

Marilyn Booth

in May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224193
eISBN:
9780520925212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224193.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A biography of celebrated medieval French writer Christine de Pizan (1364–1430) appears in Young Woman of the East in March 1938. This chapter turns to the rhetoric of exemplarity and generalization, ... More


Petrarch's Private Politics: Rerum Familiarum Libri 19

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on one book, the 19th volume of the Familiar Letters, beginning with two “political” letters concerning historical personages and events that “actually occurred”. One (XIX.3) ... More


In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema

Ivone Margulies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190496821
eISBN:
9780190496852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema delineates a new performative genre based on replay and self-awareness. The book argues that in-person reenactment, an actual person ... More


Introduction

Marie Lecomte-Tilouine

in Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089384
eISBN:
9780199082483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089384.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Using long-term ethnography and micro history, the antecedents of the People’s War and it broke out in Nepal’s rural areas are examined. Denunciation of Brahmanocracy by ethnic activists in the 1990s ... More


Unlikely Daughters, Exemplary Mothers, and Disembedded China Men: Jade Snow Wong and Maxine Hong Kingston

Yoon Lee

in Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915835
eISBN:
9780199315956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For Chinese-Americans during and after World War II, everydayness offered a means of constructing an identity that was both modern and American. Fifth Chinese Daughter exhibits a particular type of ... More


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