By Alcuin Blamires
By Alcuin Blamires
By Melissa Mueller
As Mueller indicates, props comparable to guns, textiles, or even letters have been usually absolutely built-in right into a play’s motion. they can galvanize unbelievable plot turns, elicit daring viewer reactions, and supply a few of tragedy’s so much exciting moments. even if the sword of Sophocles’s Ajax, the tapestry in Aeschylus’s Agamemnon, or the pill of Euripides’s Hippolytus, props demanded recognition as a way of uniting—or disrupting—time, house, and genre.
Insightful and original, Objects as Actors offers a clean standpoint at the imperative tragic texts—and encourages us to reconsider historical theater as a whole.
By Scott DeGregorio
By Andrew M. Riggsby
Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with Latin is familiar with "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" ("All Gaul is split into 3 parts"), the outlet line of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar's recognized observation on his campaigns opposed to the Gauls within the 50s BC. yet what did Caesar intend to complete by way of writing and publishing his commentaries, how did he pass approximately it, and what almost certainly unexpected results did his writing have? those are the questions that Andrew Riggsby pursues during this clean interpretation of 1 of the masterworks of Latin prose.
Riggsby makes use of modern literary how to research the ancient influence that the commentaries had at the Roman examining public. within the first a part of his learn, Riggsby considers how Caesar outlined Roman id and its dating to non-Roman others. He indicates how Caesar opens up a potential imaginative and prescient of the political destiny within which the excellence among Roman and non-Roman turns into less significant as a result of their joint submission to a Caesar-like chief. within the moment half, Riggsby analyzes Caesar's political self-fashioning and the aptitude results of his writing and publishing the Gallic War. He unearths how Caesar provides himself as a subtly new type of Roman common who merits credits not just for his personal virtues, yet for these of his squaddies in addition. Riggsby makes use of case reports of key subject matters (spatial illustration, ethnography, virtus and expertise, style, and the simply war), augmented by means of extra man made discussions that usher in proof from different Roman and Greek texts, to supply a huge photograph of the subjects of nationwide identification and Caesar's self-presentation.
By Albrecht Classen
This quantity maintains the serious exploration of primary matters within the medieval and early smooth international, right here relating psychological health and wellbeing, spirituality, depression, mystical visions, medication, and healthiness. The individuals, who initially had provided their examine at a symposium on the collage of Arizona in might 2013, discover a variety of ways and fabrics pertinent to those concerns, taking us from the early center a long time to the eighteenth century, capping the quantity with a few reflections at the relevance of faith at the present time. Lapidary sciences subject the following up to medical-psychological study, mixed with literary and art-historical ways. The premodern realizing of psychological wellbeing and fitness isn't taken as a stunning panacea for contemporary difficulties, however the individuals recommend that medieval and early glossy writers, scientists, and artists commanded a large amount of arcane, occasionally curious and speculative, wisdom that gives you to be of price and relevance even for us this day, once more. sleek palliative drugs unearths, for example, fascinating parallels in medieval be aware magic, and the magical views encapsulated hugely efficient substitute perceptions of the macrocosm and microcosm that promise to be insightful and significant additionally for the post-modern international.
By Sandra J. McEntire
By Bruno Quast,Susanne Spreckelmeier
Bibelepisches Erzählen steht in einem polaren Spannungsfeld zwischen heiligem Prätext und poetisch-ästhetischem Anspruch. Die umstrittene Hybridität bibelepischer Texte wird in diesem Sammelband gezielt zum Anlass für eine Revision der bisher weitestgehend vernachlässigten Gattung 'Bibelepik' genommen. Die Beiträge gehen der Frage nach, anhand welcher Strategien bibelepischen Schreibens heilige Texte in Erzählkulturen hinein vermittelt werden und wie sich die Geltungsansprüche von heiligem textual content und kulturellem textual content zueinander verhalten. Die versammelten Beiträge namhafter Mediävistinnen und Mediävisten bilden mit den jeweils behandelten Werken sowohl die Formvielfalt der Gattung als auch einen Zeitraum vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Frühe Neuzeit ab. Auf diese Weise leistet der Band einen Beitrag zum Verständnis bibelepischen Erzählens als Kulturleistung, das die Grenzen zwischen weltlichem und religiösem Erzählen ebenso in Frage stellt wie die traditionelle literaturgeschichtliche Einordnung der Gattung, und bietet so vielfältige Anregungen für weiterführende Forschungen.
By Ioannis Ziogas
By Jessica Brantley
Drawing at the paintings of W. J. T. Mitchell, Michael Camille, and others operating on the image-text crossroads, Reading within the Wilderness addresses the manuscript’s texts and illustrations to check connections among examining and function in the solitary monk’s phone and likewise outdoors. Brantley reimagines the medieval codex as a domain the place the meanings of pictures and phrases are played, either publicly and privately, within the act of reading.
By Martin Eisner