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The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays on the 2nd-century Roman miscellanist Aulus Gellius, the author of the Attic Nights, is the first multi-author study of his work in any language. It brings together the work ... More


Genre, Conventions, and Cultural Programme in Gellius' Noctes Atticae

Amiel Vardi

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter aims to delineate Gellius' view of knowledge and intellectual life by examining his adhesion and departure from the generic conventions of ancient miscellanies and similar works. His ... More


Educational Values

Teresa Morgan

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter shows how despite being an unsystematic miscellany, the Attic Nights can be seen as an educational and ethical text. Taken as a whole, Gellius' collection of pieces of knowledge and ... More


Epilogue: Wandered too far? Swift's Monstrous Voice

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue argues that in anger at, yet sensitive mimicry of, the discursive freedom of Dryden and other ‘moderns’ in the marketplace, Swift's A Tale of a Tub (1704) heightens the self-authorizing ... More


Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Joshua Eckhardt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book reappraises the work of early 17th-century collectors of English Renaissance poetry in manuscript. The verse miscellanies, or poetry anthologies, of these collectors have long attracted the ... More


Variety: The Life of a Roman Concept

William Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226299495
eISBN:
9780226299525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299525.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book investigates the concept, value and poetics of variety, with a particular focus on the Roman concept of varietas and on Latin literature. It divides into two parts, the first belonging to ... More


Epilogue: Redeploying Anti‐Courtly Love Poetry Against the Protectorate

Joshua Eckhardt

in Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After the civil wars, collectors transformed the politics of anti-courtly love poetry yet again, when critics of the protectorate put the genre to new purposes in printed miscellanies. The epilogue ... More


The Phenomenon

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines three different products of scribal publication—verse miscellanies, parliamentary compilations, and consort music for viols. It discusses that scribal publication is a perfect ... More


The Novel as Pious Polemic

JOHN J. RICHETTI

in Popular Fiction before Richardson: Narrative Patterns 1700–1739

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112631
eISBN:
9780191670824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the novel as a miscellany, as it contains the digressions, songs, poems, and interpolated stories traditional to narrative. There were a number of novels in the eighteenth ... More


Lyric After Sidney

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Sidney's impact on lyric writing. He is a considerable presence in the lyric miscellanies of the 1590s and early 1600s, as both writer and subject of writing. He taught his ... More


Composition and Purpose

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the implications of Gellius's title and the structure of his work, considering his claim to have compiled it in the same random order as his original notes, which is shown to ... More


The Plain Dealer and the Religious Sublime, 1724–1728

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the Plain Dealer and the religious sublime from 1724 to 1728. The Plain Dealer appeared between March 23, 1724 and May 7, 1725 — the very time that Savage's Miscellany was ... More


Introduction: Herrick’s Communities of Manuscript and Print

Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This introduction draws on new research carried out for the forthcoming edition of his poems to recount Herrick's biography, the early history of his poetic career and the printing history of ... More


Knowing India: Asiatic Researches/Recreations

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

Jones's founding of the Asiatick Society in January 1784 markes the beginnings of Indology. Asiatick Researches transformed Western preconceptions, placing India at the centre of European ... More


Twisting the Newgate Tale: Popular Culture, Pleasure and the Politics of Genre

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses popular culture, pleasure, and the politics of genre. The term ‘Newgate’ refers to the famous prison destroyed by fire in 1780 and to The Newgate Calendar; or, The Malefactors' ... More


Introduction

Frieda Klotz and Katerina Oikonomopoulou

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction sets forth the volume's primary interpretive concerns. While Table Talk cannot be taken at face value as a historical document, it nevertheless embeds itself in its society, and ... More


The Miscellany and Plutarch

Teresa Morgan

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins by asking whether it is appropriate and useful to regard ‘miscellany’ as a genre, argues that it is, and proposes a wide definition of the term. It considers why classicists have ... More


Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume aims to rethink critical assumptions about a particular type of medieval manuscript: the miscellany. A miscellany is a multi-text manuscript, made up of mixed contents, often in a mixture ... More


Lancelot of the Laik and the Literary Manuscript Miscellany in 15th- and 16th-century Scotland

Emily Wingfield

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by introducing the most significant features of Scottish literary manuscript miscellanies, such as: their relatively late date, in comparison with surviving miscellanies from ... More


The Whole Book and the Whole Picture: Editions and Facsimiles of Medieval Miscellanies and Their Influence

Margaret Connolly

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the ways in which medieval miscellanies have been available to scholars from the mid-19th century onwards, and how the uneven nature of that availability, through facsimile, ... More


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