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Affect and Emotion in Greek Literature  

David Konstan

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Oct 2015
This article examines the way the ancient Greeks conceived of the emotions. Special attention is paid to the differences between classical Greek and modern English conceptions, in line ... More

Anthologies in the Tang  

Paul W. Kroll

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The importance and influence of anthologies during the Tang dynasty is evident in their increasing numbers and broad variety. The names of over a hundred Tang anthologies are known, and ... More

Apuleius  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter considers the biography, literary career, and literary output of the second-century Platonizing Latin writer Apuleius, born in Roman North Africa in the 120s ce and recorded ... More

Chariton and Xenophon of Ephesus  

J. R. Morgan

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter discusses the novels of Chariton and Xenophon of Ephesus. Both are engaged with central concerns of the Second Sophistic, in particular that of elite Greek identity. ... More

The Chinese Writing System  

Imre Galambos

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The Chinese script is one of the major writing systems of the world and has over three thousand years of recorded history. Native accounts of its origin have been extremely influential and ... More

Classicisms in Chinese Literary Culture: Six Dynasties through Tang  

Anna Shields

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The tradition of classical studies in China after the fall of the Han continued to flourish, though in changing forms from the period of division through the end of the Tang dynasty. The ... More

Classics (jing經)  

David Schaberg

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
Each of the texts and commentarial traditions known as the “Confucian” classics derives ultimately from Zhou dynasty models for speech and ritual behavior. Shijing (Classic of Poetry) ... More

Collections (ji集)  

Xiaofei Tian

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
Ji, “collection,” is the last of the four-part Chinese bibliographical scheme after “Classics,” “Histories,” and “Masters.” Referring to collections of literary works, it is central to our ... More

Colonialism, Colonization: Roman Perspectives  

Clifford Ando

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May 2016
This chapter explores the practicalities of empire and colonialism as these affected the conditions of cultural production under Roman rule and adumbrates contours of enquiry within ... More

Colonization, Sinicization, and the Polyscriptic Northwest  

Tamara T. Chin

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter gives a chronological sketch of China’s past as a real and imagined part of a culturally larger history. It addresses the significance of the historiographic paradigms of ... More

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