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History Sisters: Femi Osofisan's Tegonni: An African Antigone

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Femi Osofisan's Tegonni: an African Antigone moves beyond a concern with the political and cultural effects of colonialism. Instead, the play deconstructs colonial and other types of authority, ... More


Of Sons and Slaves: Violence and Correction in the Afterlife

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the role of punishment in correction as discussed by early Christian authors and the Roman elite as a way of understanding how punishment became associated with both hell and ... More


Masculinity in the Greco-Roman World

Brittany E. Wilson

in Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325009
eISBN:
9780190229191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325009.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 2 surveys constructions of masculinity in the Greco-Roman world. It first locates masculinity with respect to status and the assumed gender hierarchy. It then details how the body and bodily ... More


Preparing the Way: Zechariah as a Silenced Soon-To-Be Father (luke 1)

Brittany E. Wilson

in Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325009
eISBN:
9780190229191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325009.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 3 opens with Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father and the first male character introduced in Luke’s two-volume work. The chapter traces Zechariah’s reversal in Luke 1, a reversal that ... More


Husbands and Wives, Gender and Genre

Don Herzog

in Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300180787
eISBN:
9780300195170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180787.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on patriarchal authority in early modern English society. It discusses John Locke, who demurred that paternal power was misnamed, and should be parental power, since children are ... More


Elders and Forced Monachization

Anne Jacobson Schutte

in By Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449772
eISBN:
9780801463174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449772.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the means elders used to force adolescents into monasteries and convents. By employing physical and psychological intimidation, they forced adolescent offspring, nephews and ... More


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