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Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus sought to communicate not only what happened, but also the background of thoughts and perceptions that shaped those events and was also critical to their interpretation in retrospect. This ... More


Narrative

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Thucydides' narrative technique, especially that in the Sicilian books 6 and 7. It argues that the Sicilian books are a depiction of an agōn or struggle of the kind celebrated ... More


From Exempla to Exemplar? Writing History around the Emperor in Imperial Rom e

Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on 1st-century CE Roman historical narrative, with a view to understanding to what extent Josephus may have been influenced by such writing. It is argued that works such as ... More


Introduction

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This book investigates the narrative method in the fiction of Joseph Conrad. Its primary focus is on this method's devices, functions, variations, and thematic effects or implications. Narrative ... More


Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics: once again

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics. Reacting favourably to Jasper Griffin's justly influential article on Georgics 4, it agrees that readers need an interpretation that can ... More


Narrative Speed in Contemporary Fiction

Kathryn Hume

in Aggressive Fictions: Reading the Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450013
eISBN:
9780801462870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450013.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter maps the ways that narrative speed functions, focusing specifically on a sense of a narrative accelerating beyond some safe “comprehension-limit.” In short, the chapter seeks to identify ... 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


Introduction: Surveillance Cinema in Theory and Practice

Catherine Zimmer

in Surveillance Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479864379
eISBN:
9781479876853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864379.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The book’s introduction provides a historical overview of the intersections of cinema and surveillance and of the theoretical treatment of surveillance in film. Through analysis of the shared ... More


The Unjust Judge and the Friend at Midnight

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 22 is devoted to another pair of twin parables that convey the same message by means of two different stories. This message focuses on the need for people to trust that God can, wants to and ... More


Entertainment and Irony: The Orlando Furioso from Modern to Postmodern

Stefano Jossa

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Less popular than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso has however made an impact on Anglo-American fiction. Loved by ... More


Josephus and Greek Literature in Flavian Rome

Christopher P. Jones

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the ways in which Josephus’ rhetorical style of historical writing was influenced by other Greek writers in the Flavian period. It is somewhat difficult to locate such writers ... More


Roberd of Cisyle

ANDREA HOPKINS

in The Sinful Knights: A Study of Middle English Penitential Romance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117629
eISBN:
9780191671029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117629.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the last poem to be included in this book, Roberd of Cisyle, which has a number of striking features of the penitent sinner archetype found in Guy of Warwick and Sir Ysumbras. ... More


Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Vivienne J. Gray

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Xenophon's literary presentation of the leadership of individuals in their communities, from those of private households up to those of great empires. Leadership is his main ... More


Conclusion

Elisabeth El Refaie

in Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036132
eISBN:
9781621036180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036132.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book concludes by identifying the key formal properties and narrative techniques of a relatively new and flourishing art form, the graphic memoir. The autobiographical comics presented in this ... More


Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Edmund J. Smyth (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although critics continue to debate whether Jules Verne's work is ‘true’ science fiction (SF), rather than scientific romance, Verne is widely credited as one of the founders of the genre, and in the ... More


Narratology and Narrative Techniques in Thucydides

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydidean Themes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with a discussion of some of the general narrative techniques relevant to Thucydides' rhetoric of history. It then looks at narratological devices in particular, asking how ... More


Between Times and Spaces:: Interview with Evans Chan

Esther M. K. Cheung and Nicole Kempton

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, Evans Chan's work is characterized by its transnational context and narrative technique. Migratory experiences, border crossings, and the quest for identity are ... More


The Rapture and the Sorrow: Characterization in Sulla’s Memoirs*

Harriet I. Flower

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/9780199662326.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the use of characterization by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (the dictator) in his famous (unfinished) memoirs, which were published in 22 books shortly after his death in 78 BC. ... More


Trauma, Gender and the Poetics of Uncertainty

in Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318207
eISBN:
9781846317767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317767.005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses O'Brien's poetics and narrative techniques. It shows that his writing choices are inextricably connected to the ineffable experience of trauma, and to an engagement with ... More


Death of a Child: Grief Beyond the Literary?

Richard Hunter

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 9 explores the interrelationship between literary and inscriptional epigram, principally through a study of GV 1159 = SGO 03/05/04, a poem from imperial Notion on a young boy who drowned in a ... More


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