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Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Robert Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient Greeks and Romans sometimes conceived of works of art having a dynamic effect on viewers, inspiring them to direct imitation of what they saw represented. This ‘mimetic contagion’ might ... More


Introduction

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This Introduction begins by orienting the reader to the plot of Terence’s Eunuchus and the term ‘mimetic contagion’. Second, it surveys the six chapters of the book, providing a sense of how the ... More


Quickening Images: Mimetic Contagion in Cultic and Erotic Art

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter posits a theoretical basis for mimetic contagion and examines a wide range of cultural practices in which works of art are supposed to inspire direct imitation, especially focusing on ... More


Mimetic Contagion in Terence’s Rome

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Though the problem of the Eunuch explored in Chapter 1 is never totally absent from view in Chapters 2 and 3, it falls to Chapter 4 to narrow the historical focus for mimetic contagion to Terence’s ... More


Mimetic Contagion: Charles Maturin and the Theology of Sacrifice

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Chapter 9 examines how Anglican Irish Gothic seeks a middle way between Catholic theology of the mass and Calvinist limited atonement. Sacrifice is a key theme from the beginning in Maturin, and is ... More


The Poetics of Contamination

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

While Chapters 4 and 5 focus on the infiltration of a play by an alien work of art, whether plastic or dramatic, this chapter extends the inquiry of mimetic contagion to the related question of ... More


Judging Chaerea: The Role of the Painting

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chaerea’s narration of the rape at the centre of the play seems to displace significant responsibility on to the painting backstage, and this chapter attempts to discern how seriously we are meant to ... More


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