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Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: A Note on Cicero De Oratore 2.262 and Lucilius 173M

Anna Chahoud

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how Cicero shaped his oratorical persona through the deployment of precise verbal devices (especially diminutives and irony), re-configuring his champions of the past by ... More


The Propagandist: Part 2

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses three major polemical works by Morison. It provides the first sustained discussion of the Comfortable Consolation, which was written to celebrate the birth of Prince Edward, ... More


The Dynamics of Ancient Satirical Poetry

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/9780195309966.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter serves as an introduction to methodological questions on topics including the uses of genre-criticism, mythology, the question of “origins” of comedy and its utility for this study. It ... More


Two Paradigms of Mockery in Greek Myth

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/9780195309966.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes two Greek myths — the story of Iambe and Demeter, and that of Heracles and the Cercopes — as a reflection of how Greeks could conceptualize comic mockery as “performance”, ... More


Satiric Authenticity in Callimachus's Iambi

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/9780195309966.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first of two chapters that focus on specific satirical poets act as test cases for the ideas put forward in this book. This chapter is a close examination of three programmatic Iambi of ... More


Archilochus as a Prototype of Invective Poetry

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contends that, previous to the categorization of iambos as invective, it was Archilochus who was first of all conceptualized as a representative par excellence of blame poetry. It ... More


Invective as the Dominant Feature of Iambos

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The perception of Archilochus played a major role in the process of selection and reduction of the elements relevant for the categorization of iambos. Before the notion of iambos was restricted to ... More


Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book seeks to rehabilitate some twenty polemical dialogues published in Elizabethan England, for the first time giving them a literary, historicist and, to a lesser extent, theological reading. ... More


‘Who May Scape þe Sclaundre’: Scandal, Complaint, and Invective in B 3–4

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Conscience's first appearance in the B text of Piers Plowman, his debate with Meed in passus 3. Earlier readers typically interpreted this scene as ‘topical’ satire, in which ... More


Audience Expectations, Invective, and Proof

Christopher Craig

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his defence of his friend Milo, who has been accused of seditious violence for murdering Cicero's enemy Clodius, Cicero argued that, even if Milo had murdered Clodius, he should still be acquitted ... More


Obscene Words and their Functions, II

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Invective has various uses including expressive intensification, bandinage, calumny, insult, challenge, and provocation. For many of these uses, obscene words can advance the purposes of the speaker, ... More


Mockery 駡人的藝術‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s cultural and political future was contested through not just rational debate but also mud-slinging battles and arguments shrill with sarcasm and derision. Cursing was an ancient form of ... More


The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Gerjan van Schaaik

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The point of departure of this book is the fundamental observation that actual conversations tend to consist of loosely connected, compact, and meaningful chunks built on a noun phrase, rather than ... More


Fear of Popery 1

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses five anti-Catholic dialogues, all of which engage explicitly with highly topical issues. A dialogue agaynst the tyrannye of the papistes (1562), attributed to Walter Haddon, ... More


Puritans against the Bishops

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows three puritan dialogists creatively exploiting the satire and theatricality of the genre so as to attack episcopacy. In the heat of the Vestments Controversy, Anthony Gilby's A ... More


A Dream (ΕΝΥΠΝΙΟΝ‎)

Graham Zanker (ed.)

in Herodas: Mimiambs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688836
eISBN:
9781800342705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688836.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the self-conscious Hellenistic poets who were concerned to set their own seal or sphragis on their poetry, and to defend it against its detractors. It analyses how Herodas ... More


The Salvific Book

James E. Montgomery

in Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter reviews the following queries: Why were al-Jāḥẓ’s books rejected in this manner? What was the point of the critique? What exactly was attacked? Was it the author’s style of thinking ... More


That the World May Believe: Christian Mission to the Modern World

Brian Stanley

in Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196848
eISBN:
9781400890316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores how the Catholic and Protestant churches respectively reconceived their theologies of mission in the final four decades of the twentieth century. Particular attention is devoted ... More


Poetry as Performance

Kathleen McCarthy

in I, the Poet: First-Person Form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739552
eISBN:
9781501739569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739552.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the performative model of positioning the agency of the poet in relation to the speech and events depicted in the storyworld. This model hews more closely to the norms ... More


Patriotism’s Breaking Point: L’Insurgé (1937)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The weekly publication L’Insurgé (the Insurgent) is presented, including Blanchot’s political and literary writing for it. We are taken through invectives against the condition of France and against ... More


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