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Bones of Contention

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This final chapter reconsiders the famous set‐pieces of the ‘Sphinx and the Chimera’ and the ‘être la matière’ epiphany closing the text by close attention to real ‘monsters’ of Antoine's imagination ... More


The Pyramids of El-Geeʼzeh.1

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the author's journey to the pyramids. It discusses the author's abode in an ancient sepulchral grotto near the pyramids. It also describes the Great Pyramid and three small ... More


Waʼdee es-Soobooʼă, Hhassaʼyeh, and Ed-Dirʼr.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0037
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses in detail the districts inhabited by Arabs. It talks about the temple of Wa'dee es-Sooboo'. Wa'dee es-Sooboo' derives its name, which signifies “the Valley of the Lions,” from ... More


Politics and Poetics of Divine Violence: On a Figure in Giorgio Agamben and Walter Benjamin

Arne De Boever

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the relation between violence and justice in Giorgio Agamben's work. It investigates the essential role that Walter Benjamin's classic essay ‘Critique of Violence’ plays for ... More


Oedipus/Anti–Oedipus: The Philosopher, the Actor and the Patient

Olga Taxidou

in Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619870
eISBN:
9780748651719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619870.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the various ways in which the story and play of Oedipus have been interpreted and appropriated by different intellectual projects, from Aristotelian philosophy to ... More


The Triumvirate of the Ring in Rome

Barbara Weiden Boyd

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “The Triumvirate of the Ring in Rome,” by Barbara Weiden Boyd, elucidates the significance of how the series Rome makes incisive visual use of Octavian’s sphinx seal and ring in the ... More


‘Charmides’ and The Sphinx: Crashing into Objets d’Art

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sensualising the frozen spaces of art is best exemplified in the erotic entanglement with inert bodies in two narrative poems by Wilde, ‘Charmides’ (1881) and The Sphinx (1894). In these two poems ... More


When the Sun Ruled Egypt

James K. Hoffmeier

in Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This chapter reviews the evidence for the rise of solar worship in Egypt’s Old Kingdom. The Pyramid Texts serve as the primary written source for understanding solar religion in the 3rd millennium ... More


The Poem: Its Background and Evolution

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The genesis of Wagner’s Parsifal drama has deep roots, as is shown by its affinities with his first opera Die Feen, based on Gozzi’s play La donna serpente. Other sources of inspiration included an ... More


Signals from the Goal

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter places Bateson's work with dolphins within a broader 1960s "dolphin mystique"--a cultural site where anxieties over modern science’s physical models went unresolved. Most associated with ... More


Meddling with Myth in Thebes: A New Vase from the Ismenion Hill (Thebes Museum 49276)

Stephanie Larson

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses an Attic red-figure vase found on the Ismenion hill, in Thebes in Greece; the vase changes the iconography of the canonical Panhellenic grypomachy scene by substituting a ... More


Performance of the Speech Recognizer and Parser

Ronnie W. Smith and D. Richard Hipp

in Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091878
eISBN:
9780197560686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091878.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The results of the experiments reported in the previous chapter were independently analyzed in order to measure the accuracy of the speech recognizer and parser. A summary of the key results of ... More


Conclusion

Dennis Duncan

in The Oulipo and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198831631
eISBN:
9780191876769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831631.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The conclusion points forwards from the debates of the 1960s and early 70s, suggesting that if the group is to continue to engage with the intellectual concerns of its milieu, then these will be ... More


The Egyptian Religion: The Religion of Mystery

Jon Stewart

in Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World: The Logic of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198829492
eISBN:
9780191868030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829492.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel refers to the Egyptians’ belief system as “The Religion of Mystery” or, with an alternative translation, “The Religion of the Enigma.” With this designation he intends to emphasize the hidden ... More


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