By Michael Shapiro
By Michael Shapiro
By Justina Gregory
By Daniel Heller-Roazen
Arguably the one such a lot influential literary paintings of the ecu heart a while, the Roman de los angeles Rose of Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun has ordinarily posed a couple of problems to fashionable critics, who've considered its many interruptions and philosophical discussions as indicators of a scarcity of formal association and a regularly medieval predilection for encyclopedic summation. In Fortune's Faces, Daniel Heller-Roazen calls into query those tests, providing a brand new and compelling interpretation of the romance as a delicately built and far-reaching exploration of where of fortune, probability, and contingency in literary writing.
Situating the Romance of the Rose on the intersection of medieval literature and philosophy, Heller-Roazen exhibits how the thirteenth-century paintings invokes and radicalizes classical and medieval traditions of mirrored image on language and contingency: that of the Provençal, French, and Italian love poets, who sought to compose their "verses of natural nothing"in a language Dante outlined as "without grammar," and that of Aristotle's dialogue of "future contingents" because it was once bought and sophisticated within the common sense, physics, theology, and epistemology of Boethius, Abelard, Albert the nice, and Thomas Aquinas.Through a detailed research of the poetic textual content and a close reconstruction of the logical and metaphysical idea of contingency, Fortune's Faces charts the modifications that literary buildings (such as subjectivity, autobiography, prosopopoeia, allegory, and self-reference) endure in a piece that defines itself as significantly contingent. thought of in its complete poetic and philosophical dimensions, the Romance of the Rose hence acquires an altogether new importance within the background of literature: it sounds as if as a piece that ceaselessly explores its personal skill to be except it is.
By Stefano Muneroni
This book explores the cultural stipulations that resulted in the emergence and proliferation of Saint Hermenegildo as a degree personality within the 16th and 17th centuries. It considers how this saint turned a theatrical trope permitting the Society of Jesus to handle spiritual and secular issues of the post-Tridentine Church, and to debate political matters similar to the supremacy of the pope over the monarch and the legitimacy of regicide. The booklet is going directly to clarify how the Hermenegildo narrative constructed outdoor of Jesuit faculties, via works by means of specialist dramatist Lope de Vega and Mexican nun Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz. Stefano Muneroni takes a world method of the staging of Hermenegildo, tracing the character’s trip from Europe to the Americas, from male to woman authors, and from a sacrificial to a sacramental paradigm the place the emphasis shifts from bloodletting to non secular salvation. Given its interdisciplinary method, this booklet is aimed at students and scholars of theatre background, faith and drama, early smooth theology, cultural experiences, romance languages and literature, and the heritage of the Society of Jesus..
By Fulvio Delle Donne
By Elaine Fantham
This quantity provides heavily attached articles by way of Elaine Fantham, which care for Roman responses to Greek literature on 3 significant topics: the historical past and feedback of Latin poetry and rhetoric, girls in Roman lifestyles and dramatic poetry and the poetic illustration of kids on the subject of their moms and academics. the quantity opens with papers on Roman comedy: Menaechmi, Trinummus, Hautontimorumenos, papers on ladies of the demimonde in Truculentus and Eunuchus, Cistellaria and Poenulus. the second one half offers with rhetoric, together with the topic of imitation as a stylistic function, the learn of functionality evaluating oratory and comedy and of declamation. Papers on Ovid's Fasti include a learn of failed rape-scenes and papers occupied with women's cults. The final half (Senecan tragedy, Lucan, Statius) specializes in Lucan's Civil struggle and his remedy of Caesar in addition to Statius' Thebaid and Achilleid.
By John Muir
From the 1st ‘deadly symptoms’ scratched on a wood pill educating the recipient to kill the person who brought it, to the letters of St Paul to the early Church, this booklet examines the variety of letter writing within the historical Greek international. Containing large translated examples from either existence and fiction, it presents a glimpse into the lives of either traditional humans and political life.
This complete learn appears at own and personal letters, letters utilized in management and executive, letters used as autos for the dissemination of philosophy and faith, and letters which performed an element within the improvement of a number of literary genres. the way letters have been written and with what fabrics, how they have been added, and the way it really is that, for convinced constrained sessions and destinations, such a lot of of them have survived and the way they have been re-discovered.
By putting those letters of their social, political and highbrow contexts, Life and Letters within the historic Greek World attracts cognizance to either primary themes, equivalent to younger squaddies writing domestic from simple education and the alternative of plant life for a marriage, and extra alien occasions, resembling disposing of child women and offhand attitudes to bereavement.
This first advisor in English to supply remark on one of these wide diversity of letters, may be crucial analyzing for somebody attracted to the traditional Greek international.
By Bettina Krönung
Bei dieser Monographie handelt es sich um eine umfassende Darstellung von imaginären Phänomenen wie Träumen, Visionen und Ekstasen innerhalb der frühbyzantinischen monastischen Literatur. Auf einer breiten Quellenbasis wird das Phänomen nach seiner literarischen Verarbeitung und den sich darin widerspiegelnden kulturgeschichtlichen Hintergründen untersucht. In vier Kapiteln (1. "Aspekte von imaginären Erfahrungen in der monastischen Literatur"; 2. "Bewusstseinszustände und imaginäre Erfahrungen"; three. "Terminologische und formale Aspekte der imaginären Erfahrungen"; four. "Vom heidnischen Mantiker zum christlichen Charismatiker") wird die weitreichende Bedeutung imaginärer Erfahrungen innerhalb und außerhalb des monastischen Umfelds sowie der Umgang mit der Thematik vonseiten der sich in der behandelten Zeit etablierenden christlichen Kirche aufgezeigt. Dabei werden verschiedene überkommene Meinungen in der Wissenschaft modifiziert (z.B. Definitionen von Begriffen wie "Vision", "Erscheinung" oder "Traum") und neue Gesichtspunkte erschlossen (z. B. Die Bedeutung der imaginären Erfahrung für die Entwicklung von der ortsgebundenen [inkubatorischen] hin zur ortsungebundenen Traumheilung).
By Andreas Willi