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Playing the Man: Performing Masculinities in the Ancient Greek Novel

Meriel Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570089
eISBN:
9780191738760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570089.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Despite the growth of research on masculinity both in Gender Studies and in Classical Studies, and the resurgence of interest in ancient fiction, no volume has yet been devoted to exploring the ... More


Evidence in History

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The alternative view of cultural change that assigns roles not only to ideas but also to elites, networks, technology, and new institutions, provides a much better account of the growth in ... More


In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

David Satran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291232
eISBN:
9780520965089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291232.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This study offers a close reading of the Thanksgiving Address to Origen, a document written by a student (traditionally identified as Gregory Thaumaturgus) on the occasion of the departure from his ... More


Rebirth and Christian Life

John Behr

in Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The main themes of Paedagogus include the significance of rebirth and the childhood of the people of God and the divine paideia or character formation. Clement gives emphasis on baptism and two of ... More


Conclusion

John Behr

in Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The book defines two different theologies regarding the existence and nature of man. For Irenaeus, asceticism is man living life in the image of God. For Clement, man is in control of how he becomes ... More


Citizen Wisdom

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Sophocles' play Antigone, the lesson learned by Creon was that “the people must be heard.” People share given abilities in a collective form and this is called citizen wisdom. The First Democracy ... More


Education (Paideia)

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Paideia was a kind of education which aimed to improve citizens to become better human beings by having more virtue, excellence, or arête. It was not a vocational form of ... More


Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Penelope Murray and Peter Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the role of mousike, the realm of the Muses, in Greek life. More wide-ranging in its implications than the English ‘music’, mousike lay at the heart of Greek culture, and was often ... More


Socrates and Jesus: Internalizing the Heroic

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter in turn looks at the figures of Socrates and Jesus and how they are both central to the culture and philosophy of Athens and Jerusalem. Both were influential during their respective ... More


Catharsis: The Power of Music in Aristotle’s Politics

Andrew Ford

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on book 8 of Aristotle's Politics and its discussion of mousike in education or paideia. It argues that in this context we should understand the term in the strict sense of music ... More


Dirty Dancing: Xenophon’s Symposium

Victoria Wohl

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter centres on Xenophon's Symposium and the significance of dance within the dialogue. Beginning with a discussion of dancing, pleasure, and paideia in Plato's Laws, it suggests that ... More


The Muses and their Arts

Penelope Murray

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the meaning of the Muses in Greek culture. Their sphere is mousike in general, but the activities over which they preside change over time. Their connection with poetry ... More


Violence of Critique

Cheri Lynne Carr

in Deleuze's Kantian Ethos: Critique as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474407717
eISBN:
9781474449724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407717.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Deleuzian critical ethos is ineliminably entwined with the ideas of a violent paideia or cultural and moral training. The education of desire critique undertakes is the genetic principle of the ... More


Specialization: The Elements of Philology

Peter W. Martens

in Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines one particular facet of the paideia encountered in the previous chapter, the interpreter's area of specialization, philology. It sketches this discipline as Origen understood ... More


A Poetics of Translation: Dante, Goethe and the Paideia

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Beckett’s polyphonic, multilingual intertextuality. It begins by examining the role of Dante’s DivinaCommedia in the composition of Comment c’est and challenging the received ... More


From the Cradle to the Cave: A Comedy of Ethics from Plato to Christian Asceticism (via Rembrandt)

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The metaphysical themes explored in previous chapters are amplified when Beckett is shown to engage explicitly with the ethics of Plato and Aristotle, as well as Greek and Roman Stoics. This chapter ... More


Questions and Considerations

Mark R. Schwehn

in Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195073430
eISBN:
9780197562307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195073430.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

To insist, as I have, that conversation is central to the life of the mind and then to fail to act upon this claim would be at best a serious lapse in judgment. I have ... More


Scipio Aemilianus, Polybius, and the Quest for Friendship in Second-Century Rome 1

Michael Sommer

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Polybius' account of his friendship with Scipio Aemilianus has generated fierce controversy concerning whether or not there was a 'Scipionic circle'. Instead of the extreme positions which have ... More


Training for Death: Rhetorical Formation and the Cast of the Early Christian Imagination

Ellen Muehlberger

in Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and Its Consequences in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190459161
eISBN:
9780190459185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459161.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter explains how the experience of death became a topic for so many Christians from so many different areas of the ancient world simultaneously, and why they all seemed to approach it in the ... More


Teachers and Students in Roman Athens

Ewen Bowie

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/9780199662326.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the educational patterns the young Plutarch encountered when he went from Boeotia to study with Ammonius in Athens, developing in the middle of the first century AD into a ... More


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