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Wisdom and the Character of Instruction

Stuart Weeks

in Instruction and Imagery in Proverbs 1-9

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291540
eISBN:
9780191710537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291540.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Where Proverbs 1-9 offers specific advice in chapter 3, this involves commendations of proper behaviour towards God and other humans, linked by an association of wisdom and teaching with God. The ... More


Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Anna J. Clark

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Qualities receiving public cult in Rome have too often been understood simply as incarnating ‘Roman virtues’. This book presents a critical new account of divine qualities (often misleadingly called ... More


Dynamics of the Greek ‘Breakthrough’: the dialogue between philosophy and religion

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter traces the construction in the 6th-5th centuries BCE of the opposition between rationality and irrationality, associated with the development of prose as a medium for the rational logos, ... More


The Harlot's Art: Metaphor and Literary Criticism *

Christoph G. Leidl

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores some major issues in developing a model for the study of metaphor as a literary category. Purely structural categorization should be supplemented with sensitivity to context in ... More


Poetic Play with Sex and Gender

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines selected instances of grammatical gender-bending that occur in extant poetic texts, for most of which instances scholars both ancient and modern have largely chosen not to offer ... More


Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book provides a detailed account of one of the central personified figures in William Langland's Piers Plowman. Previous critical accounts of Conscience either focus on discussions of the ... More


Production and Imagination

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 explores dramaturgical and stagecraft aspects of Cratinus' comedies. First it discusses the construction and use of dramatic space in Odysseis, Plutoi, Nemesis, and Seriphioi, especially ... More


Epistolary Poems

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Letters were traditionally defined as conveying the speech of those absent; this chapter considers absence as a theme of verse letters. It begins by studying links between absence and conscious ... More


Representations

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

It is generally assumed that a ‘triumphal painting’ glorified and commemorated the general's martial deeds by way of a twofold display: first in his triumphal procession, later in a temple or a ... More


Introduction: Conscience and Personification in Piers Plowman

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

The Introduction provides a framework for investigating personifications in the serial versions of Piers Plowman. Past discussions of Conscience have either focused on scholastic accounts of the ... More


On Eating Cake: Joke Semiotics

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the joke is the device through which Old Comedy needs to be approached. It discusses the place of humour in Aristophanic interpretation and relates analysis of ... More


Provisional Conclusions from the Old Testament

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides provisional conclusions from the Old Testament (OT). It concludes that the relationship of YHWH, God of Israel, his divine personification, and wisdom, to other people stays in ... More


From Man to Book: The Close of Tacitus’ Agricola

Stephen Harrison

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At the close of Tacitus’ Agricola, the author famously apostrophizes his dead father-in-law with high emotional intensity. The apostrophe begins at 45.3 (Tu uero, Agricola), with an account of ... More


Sentence Basics: Predication

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Attention to individual words and patterns in word choice can yield important insights into argumentative effects, but what are the words actually doing in a text? Part II takes up this issue by ... More


Johnson Personified

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Following Bertrand Bronson's lead, ‘Johnson Personified’ seeks to understand how eighteenth-century personification works. It argues that, in Johnson's hands, this trope achieves the unlikely feat of ... More


Purposes, Public Acts, and Personification

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580064
eISBN:
9780191729386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Hart's inaugural lecture removed personification — corporate personality — from legal theory's agenda until Dworkin's Law's Empire, making reference to Thomas Nagel's discussion of public life, ... More


On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World

Jonathan Elmer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229406
eISBN:
9780823240982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

What are we talking about when we talk about sovereignty? Is it about formal legitimacy or practical authority? Does it require the ability to control the flow of people or goods across a border; is ... More


A song from the universal chorus: The Perseus and Andromeda epyllion

James Uden

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Perseus and Andromeda episode in Manilius’ Astronomica (5.538-613) is an anomalous epyllion, downplaying the amatory themes prominent in the epyllion form and in other retellings of the myth. ... More


Word of Mouth: Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

Gianni Guastella

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198724292
eISBN:
9780191792021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724292.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman term fama described a far-reaching communicative phenomenon founded on ‘speaking’ (fari): a way of representing ‘what is said’, as well as talk and its production. It indicates ... More


‘Splitting the Race of Man in Twain’: Prostitution, Personification, and The Prelude

Mary Jacobus

in Romanticism Writing and Sexual Difference: Essays on The Prelude

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129691
eISBN:
9780191671845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129691.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the figure of the prostitute in Wordsworth's and De Quincey's writing in order to throw light on this notoriously denigrated figure of Romantic personification. The present ... More


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