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Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Ralph Rosen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Latin poetry, and argues that poets working in such genres composed their “attacks” on targets, and constructed their ... More


The Language of Greek Comedy

Andreas Willi (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The contributions to this book illustrate how linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural ... More


Structure and Allusion in Horace's Book of Epodes (2005)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper argues that Horace's Epodes show clear use of Callimachus' Iambi in their structure, and provides a close analysis of Epode 13.


Archilochus, Critias, and the Poetics of Comic Abjection: Ancient Responses to Satiric Ponêria

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the question of how audiences in Classical antiquity conceptualized and interacted with satirical poetry. The discussion focuses on a famous fragment of the 5th-century BCE ... More


Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

John F. Miller and Jenny Strauss Clay (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (= Roman Mercury) is the most versatile, enigmatic, complex, and ambiguous. The runt of the Olympian litter, he is the god of lies and ... More


Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Laura Swift and Chris Carey (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The study of early Greek poetry has undergone a renaissance in recent decades. But the lion’s share of interest has been devoted to melic poetry. The other small-scale poetic forms, iambus and elegy, ... More


Hermes Iambicus

Andrea Capra and Cecilia Nobili

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The present chapter explores the iambic role of Hermes both within and outside iambic poetry, with a focus on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, which can be construed as the mythical pre-history of the ... More


Introduction

Laura Swift and Chris Carey

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction explains the purpose behind the present volume. Although there has been a resurgence of scholarly interest in early Greek poetry in recent years, the lion’s share of interest has ... More


Mapping Iambos: Mining the Minor Talents

Chris Carey

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Alexandrian editors saw three serious talents in the remains of archaic iambos, Archilochos, Semonides, and Hipponax. But the genre was widely practised across the Greek world in the archaic and ... More


Archilochus’ Elegiac Fragments: Textual and Exegetical Notes

Anika Nicolosi

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The publication of P.Oxy. 4708 fr. 1, a text in elegiac couplets which consists of at least twenty-eight lines, underscores the importance of elegy as a component in the Archilochean corpus. This ... More


Anger, Bile, and the Poet’s Body in the Archilochean Tradition

Julia Nelson Hawkins

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that in the Arcihlochean vita tradition the iambic poet’s bodily constitution became synonymous with the genre of iambus. The vita tradition overwhelmingly establishes the ... More


Smikros: Fictional Portrait of an Artist as a Symposiast by Euphronios

Guy Hedreen

in The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199687688
eISBN:
9780191829383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines several late archaic vase-paintings that are signed Smikros egraphsen or that include a characted labelled as Smikros. It argues that Smikros is not a real vase-painter but a ... More


Symposia and the Formation of Poetic Genre in Aristophanes’ Wasps

Ralph M. Rosen

in The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199687688
eISBN:
9780191829383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the Greek symposion played a critical role in the evolution of satirical genres from mimeses of historically rooted, localized relationships of banter and invective, ... More


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