Literary Criticism

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

Author: G. P. Goold

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 900

At Odyssey 14.457 ff. there is the disguised Odysseus in the hut of Eumaeus, confronted with a problem of a pitiably humble nature - he is in need of a cloak as protection against the cold, damp night. Odysseus has nothing to cover him but the foul rags which Athena has given to him when she changed his appearance into that of a beggar.
Classical philology

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

Author: Harvard University. Department of the Classics

Publisher:

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Category: Classical philology

Page: 234

View: 128

This volume includes fifteen articles by, among others, David M. Gunn; Wendell Clausen; G. W. Bowersock; Robert Renehan; George Leonidas Koniaris; Emilio Gabba; Herbert C. Youtie; Gerald M. Browne; and David Gordon Mitten and Gülden Yüğrüm.
Philosophy

The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics

Author: Niall Keane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 289

A Companion to Hermeneutics is a collection of original essays from leading international scholars that provide a definitive historical and critical compendium of philosophical hermeneutics. Offers a definitive historical, systematic, and critical compendium of hermeneutics Represents state-of-the-art thinking on the major themes, topics, concepts and figures of the hermeneutic tradition in philosophy and those who have influenced hermeneutic thought, including Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Foucault, Habermas, and Rorty Explores the art and theory of interpretation as it intersects with a number of philosophical and inter-disciplinary areas, including humanism, theology, literature, politics, education and law Features contributions from an international cast of leading and upcoming scholars, who offer historically informed, philosophically comprehensive, and critically astute contributions in their individual fields of expertise Written to be accessible to interested non-specialists, as well asprofessional philosophers
Science

A Tale of Two Infinities

Author: Gianfranco Bertone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 144

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The book explores the surprising connections between the study of the universe on the largest scales, and the physics of the infinitely small, and investigates the extraordinary potential of multi-messenger astronomy to provide answers to the key questions of fundamental physics and thus revolutionise our understanding of the universe.
Art

Ancient West & East: Volume 2

Author: G R Tsetskhladze

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 290

Published twice yearly, this work is devoted to the study of the history and archaeology of the periphery of the Graeco-Roman world. It includes essays on the wine presses of Western Phrygia; Gepids in the 3rd-5th centuries CE; and the population around the Greek colonies in the Black Sea area.
Philosophy

Ascent to the Good

Author: William H. F. Altman

Publisher: Lexington Books

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 660

View: 761

This study reconsiders Plato’s “Socratic” dialogues—Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Euthydemus, Gorgias, and Meno—as parts of an integrated curriculum. By privileging reading order over order of composition, a Platonic pedagogy teaching that the Idea of the Good is a greater object of philosophical concern than what benefits the self is spotlighted.
Literary Criticism

Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

Author: C. David Benson

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 979

Originally published in 1990. This study is of one of the world’s great narrative poems and one of the few long poems in English about physical love. Although this work is often overshadowed by the Canterbury Tales, the author argues that it has its own profound multiplicity. Its mixture of genres, styles, characters and other competing elements creates a powerful literary experience for each reader. This book explores the diversity and contradictions produced by the poem without attempting to resolve them. It is accessible to those reading the poem for the first time, but equally stimulating to those who know it well, stressing the importance of the role of individual readers in response to the openness of the poem. Although previous criticism tends to emphasize one or two aspects while ignoring others, Benson argues all critical readings are of interest because they make one aware of the poem’s many contrasting layers and possibilities. Beginning with the principal source, Boccaccio’s Filostrato, the work examines the many different elements added to this source; which contains internal tensions and thus develops Boccaccio’s story in a variety of often contradictory directions. The author considers Chaucer’s treatment of setting, characterization, love, fortune and religion, showing how these affect the character of the poem and make it simultaneously more chivalric and comic, more Christian and more pagan.
Literary Collections

The Politics of Youth in Greek Tragedy

Author: Matthew Shipton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 643

This bold new set of interpretations of tragedy offers innovative analyses of the dynamic between politics and youth in the ancient world. By exploring how tragedy responded to the fluctuating attitudes to young people at a highly turbulent time in the history of Athens, Shipton sheds new light on ancient attitudes to youth. Focusing on famous plays, such as Sophocles' Antigone and Euripides' Bacchae, alongside lesser known tragedies such as Euripides' Heraclidae and Orestes, Shipton uncovers compelling evidence to show that the complex and often paradoxical views we hold about youth today can also be found in the ancient society of classical Athens. Shipton argues that the prominence of young people in tragedy throughout the fifth century reflects the persistent uncertainty as to what their role in society should be. As the success of Athens rose and then fell, young characters were repeatedly used by tragic playwrights as a way to explore political tensions and social upheaval in the city. Throughout his text, Shipton reflects on how negative conceptualisations of youth, often expressed via the socially constructed 'gang' are formed as a way in which paradoxical views on youth can be contained.
Political Science

The Robbery of Nature

Author: John Bellamy Foster

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 483

Bridges the gap between social and environmental critiques of capitalism In the nineteenth century, Karl Marx, inspired by the German chemist Justus von Liebig, argued that capitalism’s relation to its natural environment was that of a robbery system, leading to an irreparable rift in the metabolism between humanity and nature. In the twenty-first century, these classical insights into capitalism’s degradation of the earth have become the basis of extraordinary advances in critical theory and practice associated with contemporary ecosocialism. In The Robbery of Nature, John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, working within this historical tradition, examine capitalism’s plundering of nature via commodity production, and how it has led to the current anthropogenic rift in the Earth System. Departing from much previous scholarship, Foster and Clark adopt a materialist and dialectical approach, bridging the gap between social and environmental critiques of capitalism. The ecological crisis, they explain, extends beyond questions of traditional class struggle to a corporeal rift in the physical organization of living beings themselves, raising critical issues of social reproduction, racial capitalism, alienated speciesism, and ecological imperialism. No one, they conclude, following Marx, owns the earth. Instead we must maintain it for future generations and the innumerable, diverse inhabitants of the planet as part of a process of sustainable human development.
Philosophy

Plato and Plotinus on Mysticism, Epistemology, and Ethics

Author: David J. Yount

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This book argues against the common view that there are no essential differences between Plato and the Neoplatonist philosopher, Plotinus, on the issues of mysticism, epistemology, and ethics. Beginning by examining the ways in which Plato and Plotinus claim that it is possible to have an ultimate experience that answers the most significant philosophical questions, David J. Yount provides an extended analysis of why we should interpret both philosophers as mystics. The book then moves on to demonstrate that both philosophers share a belief in non-discursive knowledge and the methods to attain it, including dialectic and recollection, and shows that they do not essentially differ on any significant views on ethics. Making extensive use of primary and secondary sources, Plato and Plotinus on Mysticism, Epistemology and Ethics shows the similarities between the thought of these two philosophers on a variety of philosophical questions, such as meditation, divination, wisdom, knowledge, truth, happiness and love.
Philosophy

The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited

Author: Susan B. Levin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In this study, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary tradition in his treatment of key linguistic issues. This investigation, conjoined with a new interpretation of the Republic's familiar critique of poets, supports the view that Plato's work represents a valuable precedent for contemporary reflections on ways in which philosophy might benefit from appeals to literature.
Art

Заговорные тексты в структурном и сравнительном освещении / Oral Charms in Structural and Comparative Light

Author: Коллектив авторов

Publisher: Litres

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page:

View: 316

В настоящем издании собраны доклады, предоставленные для международной научной конференции «Заговорные тексты в структурном и сравнительном освещении».Время и место проведения конференции: 27–29 октября 2011, Российский государственный гуманитарный университет (Москва).Организаторы конференции: Комиссия по заговорам Международного общества по изучению фольклорных нарративов (ISFNR), Российскофранцузский центр исторической антропологии им. М. Блока РГГУ, Институт языкознания РАН, Институт славяноведения РАН.Комиссия по заговорам Международного общества по изучению фольклорных нарративов (ISFNR) ставит своей целью координацию изучения магического фольклора в разных странах, разработку методов системного описания и изучения заговорной традиции, подготовку региональных и международных указателей заговоров. С этой целью Комиссия ежегодно проводит конференции и готовит к изданию их материалы. Предыдущие конференции состоялись в Лондоне (2003, 2005), Пече (2007), Тарту (2008), Афинах (2009), Бухаресте (2010). С деятельностью Комиссии можно познакомиться на ее сайте: http://www.isfnr.org/files/committee charms.html.
Religion

The Textual Tradition of the Gospels

Author: Amy S. Anderson

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 206

This extensive evaluation of Codex 1582 in Matthew demonstrates that it should be considered the leading member of Family 1, raises questions about the relationship of Family 1 to the text of Matthew used by Origen, and provides a new stemma of the family in Matthew.
History

Greek Medicine

Author: James Longrigg

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: History

Page: 256

View: 975

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Philosophy

Plato's Critique of Impure Reason

Author: D. C. Schindler

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

View: 445

Plato's Critique of Impure Reason offers a dramatic interpretation of the Republic, at the center of which lies a novel reading of the historical person of Socrates as the "real image" of the good