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A Streetcar Named (among Other Things) Proof: From Storytelling to Geometry, via Poetry and Rhetoric

Apostolos Doxiadis

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter traces the origins of deductive mathematical proof in classical Greece by drawing on the tradition of Jean-Pierre Vernant and G. E. R. Lloyd. It first considers how certain rhetorical ... More


The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book proposes that certain qualities for which English Renaissance drama is famous, such as what Dryden called its ‘variety and greatness of characters’ and its ‘copiousness and well-knitting of ... More


The Shakespearean unscene: Sexual phantasies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare Lecture read 12 May 2016

Lorna Hutson

in British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Post-Freudian and post-Foucauldian readings of A Midsummer Night’s Dream assume that the play celebrates the freeing-up of female sexual desire from neurotic inhibitions or disciplinary norms. But ... More


‘The Innocent Sleepe’: Motive in Macbeth

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Circumstantial arguments encourage us to imagine both an implied dramatic world and the inwardness of ‘character’. This chapter shows how, in Macbeth, this produces an apparent transcendence of ... More


Rhetorical Actors and Other Versatile Hellenistic Vocalists

Edith Hall

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/9780199654314.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines a less well-known yet fascinating performed text, Herodas' Miniamb 2. This miniamb represents the speech of Battarus, a brothel-keeper, who brings a δίκη αίκείας against his ... More


Proof and Probability: Law, Imagination, and the Forms of Things Unknown

Lorna Hutson

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the assumption that literature’s imaginative reality for lawyers depends precisely on its lack of “reality” in the sense of legal efficacy or consequence. Turning to the example ... More


Telling Stories About (Roman) Law: Rules and Concepts in Legal Discourse

Caroline Humfress

in Legalism: Rules and Categories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753810
eISBN:
9780191815454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753810.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Legalism is as much about cultures of argument as it is about ‘rule following’. This chapter first explores the conceptual make-up of legalism through an analysis of Rudolph von Jhering’s attack on ... More


Gossip…In Public

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is the first of three case studies examining different genres of gossip, and the role and pathways of gossip in and through ancient Athenian society. This case study looks at ‘public’ ... More


Review of the Argument and Epilogue

Krastu Banev

in Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727545
eISBN:
9780191793660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727545.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter reviews the argument of the monograph and highlights the fact that Theophilus had made his case with as much attention to historical evidence as rhetorically necessary. The notion of ... More


Historical Background

Krastu Banev

in Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727545
eISBN:
9780191793660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727545.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter argues that prior to Theophilus’ coming to the historical scene the legacy of Origen had already become a prize topic for rhetorical debate. Theophilus is compared to earlier writers ... More


The Anti-Origenist Councils of 400

Krastu Banev

in Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727545
eISBN:
9780191793660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727545.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter demonstrates that, independently of his predecessors in the anti-Origenist cause (figures such as Methodius, Epiphanius, and Jerome), Theophilus was able to conduct his own investigation ... More


Jurors and Serial Killers: Loneliness, Deliberation, and Community in Ancient Athens

Alastair J. L. Blanshard

in How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, Blanshard examines one of the peculiarities of deliberative practice in the Athenian democratic governmental system, namely the tendency for decision-making to occur within the ... More


The Value of Monastic Sources

Krastu Banev

in Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727545
eISBN:
9780191793660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727545.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter establishes a parallel between the constant emphasis on obedience in the ascetical literature of the time and the heresiological tactic of Theophilus. The argument sees the patriarch’s ... More


Introduction: Why Study the First Origenist Controversy Again?

Krastu Banev

in Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727545
eISBN:
9780191793660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727545.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

In the age of the Theodosian dynasty and the establishment of Christianity as the only legitimate religion of the Roman Empire, few figures were more important in the power politics of the Christian ... More


The Mythic Foundation of Law

Victoria Wohl

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers an original interpretation of literal and metaphorical fathers in Athenian legal discourse. It utilizes Lacan's idea of the Name-of-the-Father in addition to Freud's myth of the ... More


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