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Aesthetic, Sociological, and Exploitative Attitudes to Landscape in Greco-Roman Literature, Art, and Culture  

Diana Spencer

This article introduces and discusses ancient and contemporary approaches to landscape and proposes model readings for their evaluation. Model readings suggest strategies drawn from ... More

The Anti-sophistic Novel  

Daniel L. Selden

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter discusses the fraught relationship between Second Sophistic discourse and koinē fiction of the second and third centuries ce. Taking its point of departure from a comparison ... More

Between Formalism and Historicism  

Stephen Hinds

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Certain canonical texts can become programmatically associated with certain issues in literary criticism. Movements of critical thinking between formalism and historicism, along with the ... More

“Chinese Poetry”  

Paul Rouzer

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The chapter seeks to give a historical overview of elite shi, popular shi, fu, and Chuci forms up until 1000 ce, emphasizing the role of traditional theoretical perspectives in shaping or ... More

Epic  

Philip Hardie

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
In ancient Rome, the epic is much occupied with beginnings and endings, foundation and destruction. The history of Roman epic begins with the translation into Latin of Homer's Odyssey by ... More

Epic Poetry  

Johannes Haubold

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The term ‘epic’, when applied to ancient Greek literature, refers to a set of texts that may be loosely defined as narrative poetry about the deeds of gods and heroes. To a very large ... More

First-Person Poetry  

Kathleen Mccarthy

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Roman first-person poetry, like its Greek predecessors, is much more likely than modern western poetry to exhibit a robust and well-defined ‘context of utterance’. Lowell Edmunds maintains ... More

Greek Poetry  

Gianfranco Agosti

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
Scholars have expressed increasing appreciation for the uniqueness of late Greek poetry which had long been dismissed as a mere continuation of the great classical and Hellenistic poetry. ... More

Hellenistic Culture  

Susan Stephens

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article suggests an appeal to a broader cultural contextualization, calling on scholars to look at the interactions between Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Hellenistic period, ... More

Hellenistic Poetry  

Alexander Sens

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article examines Hellenistic poetry by outlining the gradual separation between literary genres and the performance contexts within which they originally developed. The Hellenistic ... More

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