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Words That Burn: Why Did the Buddha Say What He Did?

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the idea that the Buddha's teachings are protreptic, in the sense that they aim to transform the listener. The metaphor of philosophy as a medicine is explored in detail, and ... More


Epictetus on Cynicism

Malcolm Schofield

in The Philosophy of Epictetus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233076
eISBN:
9780191716416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Epictetus' presentation of Diogenes the Cynic, whom he regards both as a divine messenger and as a scout sent by God to spy on men. The two functions complement each other: as ... More


Mythology and the Expedition of Xerxes

A. M. Bowie

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/9780199693979.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the role that mythology plays in the later, somewhat more ‘historical’ part of Herodotus' work, to see whether there is anything qualitatively different in the way myth is used ... More


A Mixed-Form Tradition of Literary Theory and Practice

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Consolation of Philosophy ushered in the reevaluation and experimentation that brought forth the more modern forms of protreptic and prosimetrum. These two modes—one ethical, the other ... More


Colotes' Polemic against the Philosophers: A Reconstruction

Eleni Kechagia

in Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter offers a reconstruction, on the basis of Plutarch's testimony in the Adversus Colotem, of the general characteristics and the main line of argument of Colotes' polemical book against the ... More


The Discourses

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Surveys the scope, themes, and style of Epictetus’ Discourses, starting with an assessment of their transmission by Epictetus’ student, Arrian. They should be read as an accurate record of how he ... More


Ethos

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The song to Hermias now takes center stage again, this time using its literary background to highlight the multiple generic stances adopted by the speaker. The song’s opening verses are examined in ... More


A Science of First Principles A Science of First Principles Metaphysics A 2

Sarah Broadie

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter continues the discussion of Cambiano's on A 1, since Aristotle's chapters A 1-2 are evidently a continuous introduction. The problem of what exactly it is an introduction to, i.e. the ... More


Exhortations to Philosophy: The Protreptics of Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle

James Henderson Collins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199358595
eISBN:
9780199358618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358595.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In fourth-century BCE Athens, the first professional philosophers developed different strategies to market their respective disciplines. Using different genres and discourses, they forged the ... More


The Self-Consuming Satirist

Shadi Bartsch

in Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius’ metaphors of food and sex seem to provide us with a stable interpretive framework for making sense of his satires, but upon closer inspection this framework collapses in a jumble of ... More


The Reception of the Georgics in Early Imperial Rome

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the story of the Georgics' reception by readers of the early Empire through a description of some of its more colorful encounters. It also shows that the features of the poem ... More


Formal Experiments with Ethical Writing: Prosimetrum and Protrepsis

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy is a work important in the overall landscape of the literary theory that the text aims to discuss. It carefully teaches its readers how it should be read and ... More


The Consolation of Tragedy: Protrepsis in the Troilus

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter takes a look at the vernacular, poetic Troilus, as a fictive elaboration of Boethian ideas. Like the Consolation of Philosophy, Troilus discusses the issues of fate versus free will, ... More


Political Protrepsis: Usk and Gower

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chaucer's influence—in the troping and reinventing of the mixed-form protreptic and its metapoetic investments—has expanded far and wide. Not excluded from this influence are Thomas Usk and John ... More


Hoccleve and the Convention of Mixed-Form Protrepsis

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Thomas Hoccleve emerged in the 1380s and early 1390s as a public bureaucrat exposed to the literary oeuvres of both Chaucer and Gower as they composed their reengagements with and reinventions of ... More


The Advantages of Conversation in the Phaedrus

A. G. Long

in Conversation and Self-Sufficiency in Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695355
eISBN:
9780191752360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695355.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The aim of this chapter is to see why, and for whom, the Phaedrus recommends conversation. The chapter begins with the discussion of conversation in the critique of writing at the end of the ... More


What Do a Spoiled Egyptian, a Captive Woman, and a Pythagorean Have in Common?: Erasmus on Tradition

Kathy Eden

in Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087574
eISBN:
9780300133646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087574.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses Erasmus's most famous protreptic, the Paraclesis, which not only issues a call to the philosophy of Christ but does so with the help of some of the same pagan philosophers ... More


The Good That Draws the Will

Mark D. Jordan

in Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273782
eISBN:
9780823273836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273782.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The middle part of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae begins with the end that motivates human action properly speaking. The highest natural end is a vision of God in beatitude that can only be ... More


The Didactic Voice: The Orations (Seven Ethico-Political Orations)

Florin Leonte

in Imperial Visions of Late Byzantium: Manuel II Palaiologos and Rhetoric in Purple

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474441032
eISBN:
9781474480666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441032.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that, despite the differences of form, the seven orations included in this collection constituted a unitary collection and, for this reason, one should consider their ... More


Poets and poetry in Virgil’s Underworld

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0040
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From a discussion of the singular concentration in Aeneid 6 of material pointing towards archaic Latin poetry and present in the text leading up to and including the famous verses excudent ... More


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