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Doing Aristocratic Business: Affiliative Politeness and the Politeness of Respect

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail seven letters from Cicero's correspondence in order to establish some of the conventions of linguistic politeness typically used in more formal epistolary exchanges ... More


Appalachian Folklore

Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd (eds)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0705
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The terms “folklore,” “folklife,” and “folkways” refer to cultural practices transmitted orally among members of a group. The literature represented in this anthology is an example of verbal ... More


Gratitude

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Gratitude is an action. Giving thanks. We receive the gift, it takes time, we take it with both hands, take it in with our eyes, turn it about, contemplate its features. And we show it, share it with ... More


A Withered Stump, 1794–1795

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume II: 1784-1797

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199541539
eISBN:
9780191701238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the retirement of British politician Edmund Burke in 1794. There are two reasons that likely influenced Burke's retirement. One is that the occasion of the vote of thanks ... More


Economies of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Rebecca A. Adelman

in Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281671
eISBN:
9780823284788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281671.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the mediation of combat trauma and the reshaping of the people who have experienced it into receptacles for gratitude, pity, and anger. Building from a brief history of PTSD and ... More


Magic, Sacrifice, and Prayer

George Santayana

in The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028325
eISBN:
9780262321884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028325.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on magic, sacrifice, and prayer, suggesting that fear first created the gods and the external is evil rather than good to early apprehension. The chapter argues that the first ... More


Conclusion

Theodora Suk Fong Jim

in Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198706823
eISBN:
9780191778506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706823.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The offering of aparchai and dekatai was too multifaceted for it to be possible to reduce it any single explanation. A spectrum of possible motivations can be identified, but an underlying idea ... More


Music Makes Me

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter looks at the art and craft of writing songs for films, plus the rewards (money and Oscars) and hazards (possible deletion). Harold Arlen and “Over the Rainbow,” nearly cut from The Wizard ... More


The Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions: The Metrical Texts

Simon Hornblower

in The Epigraphy of Ptolemaic Egypt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198858225
eISBN:
9780191890598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858225.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses the content and significance of approximately fifty inscribed metrical texts, most of them funerary epigrams, which come from dispersed sites in the Delta and the Nile Valley. ... More


Other Politeness-sensitive Speech Events

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter covers a range of speech events that are liable to involve politeness: offers, invitations, and undertakings; compliments and criticisms; thanks; agreement and disagreement; advice and ... More


Techniques to Compose Private Prayers

Ceri Sullivan

in Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198857310
eISBN:
9780191890208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857310.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Affecting petitions come from skill in characterizing the addressee and beneficiaries of prayer. In this chapter, these figures are considered through the four genres of prayer (praise, thanks, ... More


The Loyal Address: Prose Panegyric, 1658–1715

Mark Knights

in Stuart Succession Literature: Moments and Transformations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198778172
eISBN:
9780191823626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778172.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The chapter examines the genre of addresses of thanks, an innovation of 1658 that endured long after the Stuart Restoration. The characteristics of an address are set out, and the scale and patterns ... More


The Debate on Global Governance in the United States

Roberto Dominguez

in Global Governance from Regional Perspectives: A Critical View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198793342
eISBN:
9780191835193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793342.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In light of the significant role of the United States in international relations, this chapter argues that the conceptualizations and practices of global governance in the United States are far from ... More


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