The Empire of the Self: Self-Command and Political Speech in by Christopher Star

By Christopher Star

In The Empire of the Self, Christopher megastar experiences the query of ways political fact impacts the thoughts of physique, soul, and self. famous person argues that in the early Roman Empire the institution of autocracy and the improvement of a common excellent of person autonomy have been collectively improving phenomena. The Stoic perfect of person empire or entire self-command is a big subject of Seneca’s philosophical works. The not easy effects of this perfect are explored in Seneca’s dramatic and satirical works, in addition to within the novel of his modern Petronius.

Star examines the rhetorical hyperlinks among those various texts. He additionally demonstrates an important element of touch among writers normally regarded as antagonists—the concept that imperial speech buildings show the self.

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The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious by Annette Volfing

By Annette Volfing

The Daughter Zion allegory represents a specific narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the track of Songs, the middle part of that's the hunt of Daughter Zion for a beneficial item of affection. interpreting medieval German non secular writing (verse and prose) and Dutch prose works, Annette Volfing indicates that this storyline offers an outstanding springboard for investigating key features of medieval spiritual and literary tradition. particularly, she argues, the allegory lends itself to an exploration of the medieval feel of self; of the scope of human supplier in the mystical stumble upon; of the gendering of the non secular topic; of conceptions of area and enclosure; and of fantasies of violence and aggression. Volfing means that Daughter Zion diversifications more and more tended to empower the spiritual topic to hunt a extra instant courting with the divine and to include a much wider variety of feelings: the mediating personifications are steadily eradicated in favour of a version of spiritual event during which the human topic engages at once with Christ. total, the improvement of the allegory from the 12th to the 15th centuries marks the striving in the direction of a better feel of equality and affective reciprocity with the divine, in the context of an erotic union.

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Erzählen und Gesang im flavischen Epos (Göttinger Forum für by Anke Walter

By Anke Walter

Die drei flavischen Epen bilden keine monolithische Einheit: Valerius Flaccus, Statius und Silius Italicus haben unterschiedliche Auffassungen von der shape und Funktion epischen Erzählens. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht, welche persona des epischen Erzählers aus einem jeden dieser Werke spricht und wie die dargestellten Sänger- und Prophetenfiguren die Haltung dieses Erzählers widerspiegeln. Dabei zeigt sich auch, dass die Interaktion zwischen dem Erzähler und der von ihm dargestellten Welt dynamischer ist als häufig angenommen.

Die flavischen Epen erscheinen als das Produkt einer Zeit, die mehr von Wandlung als von Gleichförmigkeit bestimmt ist und die immer neue literarische Antworten auf ihre sich ändernden Herausforderungen verlangt: Während Valerius Flaccus in seinem Epos den richtigen Weg zwischen Vergessen und Erinnern sucht, um in ein neues „episches Zeitalter“ aufzubrechen, stellt Statius jede Fähigkeit des Epos, bleibende Erinnerungen an Ruhmestaten zu schaffen, in Frage. Silius Italicus nimmt eine moderatere place ein, die einen neuen Ausgleich zwischen Erinnern und Vergessen schafft.

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Hesiod's Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to by Stephen Scully

By Stephen Scully

Stephen Scully either bargains a analyzing of Hesiod's Theogony and strains the reception and shadows of this authoritative Greek production tale in Greek and Roman texts as much as Milton's personal construction fable, which sought to "soar above th' Aonian Mount [i.e., the Theogony]...and justify the methods of God to men." Scully additionally considers the poem in mild of close to japanese construction tales, together with the Enûma elish and Genesis, in addition to the main notable of recent "scientific myths," Freud's Civilization and its Discontents. Scully reads Hesiod's poem as a hymn to Zeus and a city-state construction fantasy, arguing that Olympus is portrayed as an idealized polity and--with yet one exception--a position of communal concord. This examining informs his examine of the Theogony's reception in later writings approximately polity, discord, and justice. the wealthy and diverse tale of reception can pay specific recognition to the lengthy Homeric Hymns, Solon, the Presocratics, Pindar, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, and Plato within the Archaic and Classical sessions; to the Alexandrian students, Callimachus, Euhemerus, and the Stoics within the Hellenistic interval; to Ovid, Apollodorus, Lucian, a number of Church fathers, and the Neoplatonists within the Roman interval. Tracing the poem's reception within the Byzantine, medieval, and early Renaissance, together with Petrarch and Erasmus, the e-book ends with a long exploration of Milton's imitations of the poem in Paradise Lost. Scully additionally compares what he considers Hesiod's crafty interaction of narrative, genealogical lists, and prepared use of personified abstractions in the Theogony to Homeric narrative innovations and remedy of epic verse.

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Early Islamic Poetry and Poetics (The Formation of the by Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

By Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

This quantity brings jointly a suite of key reviews on classical Arabic poetry (ca. 500-1000 C.E.), released during the last thirty-five years; the person articles every one care for a distinct technique, interval, style, or subject. the most important concentration is on new interpretations of the shape and serve as of the pre-eminent classical poetic style, the polythematic qasida, or Arabic ode, relatively explorations of its ritual, ceremonial and function dimensions. different articles current the typology and style features of the quick monothematic varieties, specifically the lyrical ghazal and the wine-poem. After therefore taking off the entire poetic genres and their constructions, the quantity turns within the ultimate reports to the philological, rhetorical, stylistic and motival parts of classical Arabic poetry, of their etymological, symbolic, historic and comparatist dimensions. Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych's advent areas the articles in the context of the key severe and methodological trajectories of the sphere and in doing so demonstrates the expanding integration of Arabic literary reviews into modern humanistic scholarship. the chosen Bibliography enhances the creation and the Articles to supply the reader an entire evaluate of the earlier iteration of Western literary and significant scholarship on classical Arabic poetry.

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Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary by Nancy Worman

By Nancy Worman

This learn explores a formerly uncharted region of historic literary idea and feedback: the traditional landscapes (such because the Ilissus river in Athens and Mount Helicon) that generate metaphors for distinguishing kinds, which dovetail with historical conceptions of metaphor as itself spatial and cellular. old writers pretty much coordinate stylistic gains with kingdom settings, the place authoritative performers akin to Muses, poets, and at last critics or theorists view, acceptable, and emulate their bounties (for instance springs, vegetation, rivers, paths). those areas of metaphor and their embellishments supply poets and critics with a brilliant technique of distinguishing between kinds and an influential vocabulary. jointly those figurative terrains form serious and theoretical discussions in Greece and past. considering this discourse has a remarkably broad achieve, the ebook is wide in scope, starting from archaic Greek poetry via Roman oratory and 'Longinus' to the reception of serious imagery in Proust and Derrida.

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Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England by Robyn Malo

By Robyn Malo

Relics and Writing in past due Medieval England uncovers a wide-ranging medieval discourse that had an expansive effect on English literary traditions. Drawing from Latin and vernacular hagiography, miracle tales, relic lists, and architectural background, this examine demonstrates that, because the shrines of England’s significant saints underwent dramatic alterations from c. 1100 to c. 1538, relic discourse turned very important not just in developing the which means of gadgets that have been usually hidden, but in addition for canonical authors like Chaucer and Malory in exploring the functionality of metaphor and of dissembling language.

Robyn Malo argues that relic discourse was once hired that allows you to critique mainstream non secular perform, discover the results of rhetorical dissimulation, and think about the impression at the socially deprived of lavish expenditure on shrines. The paintings hence makes use of the literary examine of relics to handle problems with clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform.

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Irritationen: Rhetorische und poetische Verfahren der by Ramona Früh,Therese Fuhrer,Marcel Humar,Martin Vöhler

By Ramona Früh,Therese Fuhrer,Marcel Humar,Martin Vöhler

Weder die antike (rhetorische und poetische) noch die moderne (diskurs- und kognitionslinguistische) Theoriebildung hat bislang inflammation und Verunsicherung als Faktoren des Persuasionsprozesses hinreichend reflektiert oder systematisiert. Der vorliegende Band, der sich wesentlich auf die Ergebnisse des im Rahmen des Berliner DFG-Clusters "Languages of Emotion" geförderten Projekts "Rhetorik der Verunsicherung - Muster negativer Affekt-Strategien und ihre persuasive Funktion" gründet, versucht diese Lücke zu schließen. Seine Beiträge untersuchen inflammation und Verunsicherung als kommunikatives Geschehen, das bestehende Gewissheiten erschüttert und gefestigte Meinungen, Einstellungen oder Verhaltensweisen hinterfragt. Im Zentrum steht dabei das rhetorische und poetische Potenzial textuell fassbarer Äußerungsakte, das an einem Spektrum literarischer Gattungen und alltagssprachlicher Textsorten illustriert wird. Durch die rhetorischen und literaturwissenschaftlichen wie auch pädagogischen und linguistischen Fragestellungen wird der Bogen von der persuasionsorientierten Rhetorik zu den literarischen Verfahren der Poetik gespannt.

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