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Virgil on the Popular Stage *

Costas Panayotakis

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the sources that assert that three sequences from the Aeneid were performed in pantomime—those dealing with Dido, Turnus, and the katabasis to the Underworld (tales dealing with ... More


Introduction: The Mandaean World

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Starts by tracing the origin of the Mandaeans to the Jordan/Palestine area (from whence they emigrated, in the first to third centuries CE, to Iran and Iraq), and gives a brief history to the ... More


Ruha

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Focuses on the Mandaean mythological figure of Ruha (Spirit), who is presented largely as a leader of the forces of darkness opposing those of the Lightworld. She has been traditionally regarded as ... More


Greece and Rome

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In ancient Greece a new idea of immortality emerges—hope, not for personal survival, but fame and eternal memory. This becomes an official doctrine of both Greece and Rome, but one might doubt how ... More


Jesus' Descent to the Underworld

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The fifth chapter categorizes various early Christian opinions on who exactly was saved during Christ's descent to the underworld or Hades, an event known in later theology as the “harrowing of ... More


Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Judith Fletcher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Stories of a visit to the realm of the dead and a return to the upper world are among the oldest narratives in European literature, beginning with Homer’s Odyssey and extending to contemporary ... More


Epilogue

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Before Petrarch, the conversation with the dead was located elsewhere – with Homer and Virgil – and, even with Petrarch's contemporary and fellow countryman Dante, the dialogue takes place in the ... More


Unforced Marches: A Virgilian Memoir (2007)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virgil's epic poem Aeneid. It focuses on the chapters concerning the last night of Troy, Dido, and Aeneas and the Underworld. It analyzes various translations of the Aeneid and ... More


While the City Sleeps: A History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

Lila Caimari

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520289437
eISBN:
9780520964105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289437.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina's leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive ... More


. Aeschylus and Dracula

John Kerrigan

in Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184515
eISBN:
9780191674280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Death is inevitable to every form of life. The slow decay of human flesh is gruesome, but nonetheless intriguing for most tragedy writers. The rituals surrounding burials add to the seduction of ... More


Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Guy P. Raffa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, ... More


Epilogue

Judith Fletcher

in Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gathering together common themes from works by Barth, Gaiman, Byatt, Selick, Ferrante, Morrison, Bloom, Rushdie, and Patchett, a brief Conclusion reflects on the ubiquity of the descent motif and its ... More


The Arctic and Western North America

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The unmistakable affinity and probable common ancestry of shamanisms in Eurasia and America are especially striking in the case of the Eskimo (or Inuit) and the tribes of the Northwest Pacific coast, ... More


Introducing Thomas Harris

Warren Oakley

in Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris: Spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129123
eISBN:
9781526139009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129123.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an overview of the multi-faceted life of Thomas Harris and its cultural importance. Harris was the owner and manager of Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades, a confidant ... More


Infernal Associations

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses negative connotations linked to the act of masking and carnival. Although masking had become an everyday practice in Venice, it required a lot of great effort for the Venetians ... More


Came the Dawn

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Underworld's success appeared astonishing when von Sternberg sailed for Germany in 1929 to make The Blue Angel. Hollywood regarded his career as almost over. Although his many clashes with management ... More


Introduction

Judith Fletcher

in Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction situates the myth of the descent to the underworld (catabasis) in a broad historical context beginning with Ancient Near East traditions, including the Sumerian poem preserved in ... More


Hell in Our Time

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the modern views of Hell, beginning by addressing the question ‘is Hell a fable’? Here it looks at various representations of Hell, such as the supposed resemblance between the ... More


Postmodern Hell and the Search for Roots

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the continuing relevance of the Marxist idea of a descent into the underworld of the workplace, demonstrating how the descents into Hell operate within social and ... More


‘Now Let us Go into this Blind World’: Dante, Virgil, Homer and T. S. Eliot

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the contributions of Dante, Virgil, Homer, and T. S. Eliot in the late Middle Ages and the literature of Antiquity. Virgil's words are open to a different interpretation: in ... More


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