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Metrical and Rhythmical Clausulae in Medieval Latin Prose: Some Aspects and Problems

Giovanni Orlandi

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The possibility that quantitative clausulae were sought by authors of the Latin literature of the medieval West offers a new means of entering the debate over ‘continuity or discontinuity’ between ... More


The Landscape of Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The super-genres of philosophy, oratory, and history diverge in their handling of Greek literature. Latin authors can combine the super-genres, but with differences from Greek authors. Philosophy and ... More


Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose; but in the earlier Roman Empire, 31 BC to AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was written in one organized rhythmic system. ... More


Rhythmic Prose in Plutarch’s Lives

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From this chapter the book goes more deeply into one productive and central author: Plutarch. The basis for the book is a scansion of all of Plutarch’s Lives, not just the end of sentences but every ... More


Christmas and the Superman: Chesterton’s Levitations

Simon Jarvis

in Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter considers what the truth content of Chesterton’s essays, especially of his many short columns for the Illustrated London News, might be today. It looks both at Chesterton’s principal ... More


L. Håkanson, Textkritische Studien zu den grösseren pseudoquintilianischen Deklamationen, Gleerup (Lund, 1974)

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/9780198836056.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This review of L. Håkanson, Textkritische Studien zu den grösseren pseudoquintilianischen Deklamationen (1974), published two years after the book, describes the then current edition of the Major ... More


Guido Faba, Preface to the Rota nova, CA. 1225

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0043
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Guido Faba's Preface to the Rota nova (New Wheel), written around 1225. Rota nova is a treatise on dictamen that offers practical advice on the faults to be avoided in ... More


Suetonius the Ventriloquist

Cynthia Damon

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys Suetonius’ prose style, particularly his tendency to include the emperors’ own words in verbatim quotation. The metaphor of the ‘ventriloquist’ is apt for Suetonius, who ... More


M. Weissenberger (ed., tr., ann.), Sopatri Quaestionum divisioSopatrosStreitfälle. Gliederung und Ausarbeitung kontroverser Reden, Königshausen & Neumann (Würzburg, 2010)

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/9780198836056.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

M. Weissenberger’ s Sopatri Quaestionum divisio—Sopatros: Streitfälle. Gliederung und Ausarbeitung kontroverser Reden (2010) is the first modern edition of a text important for the history of ... More


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