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Raising the Dead: Marlowe's Lucan

Dan Hooley

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the issue of the classic in the case of Christopher Marlowe's translation of the first book of Lucan's Bellum Civile. The chapter first explores preliminary issues concerning ... More


Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Bridget Martin (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines harmful interaction between the living and the dead in fifth-century BC Greek tragedy, i.e. how the living can harm the dead, and how the dead can harm the living in return. ... More


Kronos and the Titans as Powerful Ancestors: A Case Study of the Greek Gods in Later Magical Spells

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There are several ways in which the Greek gods are transformed in late-antiquity in the handbooks and charms of itinerant magicians. One method involves expropriating and shrinking a god’s public ... More


The how and the why of interaction: The manifest evidence

Bridget Martin

in Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the means through which the manifest tragic dead (i.e. those who appear on stage or whose appearance is described at length) interact with the living, considering the impetus, ... More


Secondary Metalepsis?: Talking to Virgil in Fulgentius’ Expositio Virgilianae Continentiae

Talitha Kearey

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This analysis of metalepsis in the Expositio Virgilianae Continentiae, an allegorical exposition of Virgil’s Aeneid by the sixth-century Christian Fulgentius, enables the formulation of a new ... More


Sound Effects: Doctor Faustus

Katherine Steele Brokaw

in Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703140
eISBN:
9781501705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus exposes music, magic, and religion as culturally interdependent and all reliant on the human-produced theatricality of sound to give them ... More


Chthonic Ingredients and Thematic Concerns: The Shaping of the Necromancy in the Thebaid

Ruth Parkes

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Statius constructs his necromancy to suit the themes and concerns of the Thebaid. The first part argues that the inclusion of a chthonic episode befits the dominance of the ... More


‘A Dog's Elegy’: From Newbury to Marston Moor, September 1643 to July 1644

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores how the rumours about Boy continued to mutate and develop during 1643-44, and considers, in particular, the way in which those rumours apparently fed into the famous account of ... More


Necromancer

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details Oxford's involvement in necromancy. Oxford's conjuring seems to have occurred either at the residence of Sir George Howard, Masters of the Armoury, or at the little house by the ... More


“Some Little Necromancy”: Politics, Religion, and the Mormons, 1829–1838

Adam Jortner (ed.)

in Contingent Citizens: Shifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501716737
eISBN:
9781501716744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that was labeled “Salem Witchcraftism,” “hocus pocus,” and “superstition” in its first decade. It analyzes the political ... More


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