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G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Different groups have different conceptions of time and of the past and different interests in the latter. The aims of historiography may vary widely — so this chapter argues — ranging from ... More


Senecan Tyranny

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Albertino Mussato's Ecerinis, the first tragedy of the Trecento, exhibited the first of many instances of the how the portrayal of certain protagonists and tyrants seems relatively similar across ... More


Criticism of the State and Incitement to Violence

Perry Keller

in European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade, and the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198268550
eISBN:
9780191728518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268550.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Chapter Eight concerns public scrutiny and criticism of the state, including transatlantic differences over the proper limits to the protection of state security and public order. This Chapter looks ... More


Bohairic Liturgical Texts Related to St. Shenoute1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides an overview of the Bohairic liturgical texts related to St. Shenoute. A comparison of the psalis and the doxologies of St. Shenoute shows that the doxologies are an important ... More


The Ethos of Force

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word: The Political Discourse in Iraq

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195114393
eISBN:
9780199854523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes Saddam Husayn's vision for Iraq and his influences in these ambitions. The firm establishment of force is illustrated. Furthermore, the chapter looks at the military buildup of ... More


Divine Aseity

Oliver D. Crisp

in Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The flip side of this doctrine is divine aseity, or divine independence. Chapter 4 deals with this doctrine. Edwards's position is consistent with God's metaphysical independence of the creation. But ... More


Plutarch, Herodotus, and the Historian’s Character*

John Marincola

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter attempts to show that Plutarch’s strictures in the de Herodoti malignitate are not unusual or unique, but follow good historiographical tradition as it can be seen in (inter alia) ... More


The Politics of Glory: Angelic Citizenship and the Contemplative Chorus

Olivia Bloechl

in Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226522753
eISBN:
9780226522890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522890.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines glorification choruses in tragédie en musique prologues and divertissements, and asks why they were so ubiquitous in this semi-official opera genre. It builds on Giorgio ... More


The Quest for the First Messiah

Matthew V. Novenson

in The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190255022
eISBN:
9780190255046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255022.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

There is an important strand in modern scholarship on ancient Jewish messianism whose practitioners set for themselves the task of identifying the first messiah. Representatives of this school of ... More


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