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Parmenides' Three Ways

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After a non-allegorical reading of Parmenides' proem in fragment 1 that identifies its major figures and topography, this chapter focuses on the interpretive issues arising from fragment 2's ... More


Myth and Legend in Herodotus’ First Book

Carolyn Dewald

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus has constructed a dense legendary and mythic framework comprised of the genealogies, the various forms of mythic background, and the religious thômata (‘wonders’), on which the main ... More


Proems in the Middle

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/9780199287017.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses proems, a notable term to the grammar of classical literary scholarship. It traces the development of the poetic proem from plot-summary to programme, and stresses how ... More


Instructions, Admonitions, and Aspirations in Vaṃsa Proems

Kristin Scheible

in Reading the Mahavamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171380
eISBN:
9780231542609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171380.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

If we read the proem, or opening poem of reading instructions, of the Mahāvaṃsa, especially in light of the proem of the earlier related text Dīpavaṃsa, we see that the traditional, historicizing, ... More


Chaucer's and Spenser's Reflexive Narrators

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Tales of Sir Thopas and Melibee represents the poet Chaucer, and these tales reflect the poet's craft and the kind of poetry he writes. Spenser understood Chaucer's self-representations in terms of ... More


What Comes After Chaucer's But in The Faerie Queene

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Talbot Donaldson's article examines how the illogical use of but in Chaucer's Prologue indicates the pressure of a mind. The article is further evidence of the presence of a dramatic person in The ... More


Proem: Cephalus recounts the dialogue

Samuel Scolnicov

in Plato's Parmenides

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224032
eISBN:
9780520925113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224032.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the part of Plato's dialogue Parmenides where Cephalus recounts the dialogue. It relates how Cephalus' narration of how Antiphon told him that Pythodorus reported of the ... More


Zeus, the Poet, and Vision

Tobias Myers

in Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 argues that the Iliad’s proem anticipates certain key elements of the battlefield spectacle to come: its central action (warfare and the desecration of corpses), and its staging and ... More


The Words of the Master

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper, published in 2018, is concerned with the Minor Declamations, which though not the work of Quintilian himself are clearly ‘School of Quintilian’. Many of the surviving pieces (244–388) ... More


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