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Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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Oxford University Press
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...’s Knight’s Tale, to which Shakespeare would return, with Fletcher , nearly 20 years later, dramatizing it as The Two Noble Kinsmen . Chaucer’s story provides the basis for Shakespeare’s depiction of Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage, which it juxtaposes, furthermore, with a rivalry between two men for the same woman, source for the competition between Lysander and Demetrius over Hermia. Shakespeare, however, adds a second woman, Helena, who has earlier been jilted by Demetrius, and thereby repeats the pattern of love intrigues he had deployed in The Two...

Titus Andronicus

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Sonia Massai and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,504 words
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Oxford University Press

...dispute between Chiron and Demetrius over Lavinia, by suggesting that they should both rape her in the woods. 2.1 Titus organizes a royal hunt to celebrate the Emperor’s wedding. 2.2 Aaron and Tamora meet in the woods and Aaron discloses his plans to have Lavinia raped and Bassianus killed. Tamora tells her sons that Bassianus and Lavinia have been threatening to take her life. Prompted by Tamora, Chiron and Demetrius kill Bassianus and rape Lavinia. Aaron lures Titus’ sons Quintus and Martius into the pit where Chiron and Demetrius have thrown Bassianus’ body...

Midsummer Night's Dream, A, film versions

Midsummer Night's Dream, A, film versions   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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707 words

...voyeuristic mood. The only bits of text used are those which Puck as satyr likes, and they are enhanced for him by the addition of sex, mime, and transvestism. No longer are the fleeing lovers, Demetrius and Helena, separated during their night in the forest—they lie together. Next morning, when he wakes with eyes befuddled by Puck's magic, the first person Demetrius sees and fancies is not Helena, but his rival Lysander. However Hermia, when she opens her eyes, does fall for Helena. They all make love, then change partners. In other parts of the wood Bottom,...

Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

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Terry Staples

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature
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711 words

...voyeuristic mood. The only bits of text used are those which Puck as satyr likes, and they are enhanced for him by the addition of sex, mime, and transvestism. No longer are the fleeing lovers, Demetrius and Helena, separated during their night in the forest—they lie together. Next morning, when he wakes with eyes befuddled by Puck’s magic, the first person Demetrius sees and fancies is not Helena, but his rival Lysander. However Hermia, when she opens her eyes, does fall for Helena. They all make love, then change partners. In other parts of the wood Bottom,...

Laube, Heinrich

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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987 words

...until 1880 . During his theatrical years Laube wrote further plays, achieving his greatest success with Graf Essex ( 1856 ). It was followed by Montrose ( 1859 ), Der Statthalter von Bengalen ( 1866 ), Böse Zungen ( 1868 ), and a completion of Schiller's Demetrius ( 1869 ). At the same time he resumed his novel-writing, publishing notably a fictional evocation of the Thirty Years War ( see Dreissigjähriger Krieg ), Der deutsche Krieg (9 vols., 1865–6 ), and Die Böhminger ( 1880 ). Laube published three important works of theatrical...

Tasso, Torquato

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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2,077 words

...depicting the splendour of church ceremonial and liturgy and others expressing the lonely sinner's sense of mystery and awe before God's handiwork. Lengthy discussions about style occur in Tasso's theoretical writings, mostly inspired by the poet's reading of Aristotle and Demetrius.The ‘grand style’ he judges appropriate for the epic and employs in the Liberata is characterized by an elevated lexicon and a density of rhetorical devices such as periphrasis, hyperbole, antithesis, displaced word order, and occasional conceits such as would become normal in...

Greek Biography, Fiction, and Other Prose

Greek Biography, Fiction, and Other Prose   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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Current Version:
2006
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Literature
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5,180 words

...the versions. No authentic text of the original 5th-c. (?) author Aesop is extant. A collection of his fables was made in the 4th c. BCE by Demetrius of Phalerum, which was extant in the 10th c. CE but is now lost. Several later Greek prose collections of fables exist under his name. Two collections of fables in verse, made without knowledge of the prose collection but probably based on that of Demetrius of Phalerum, were composed by Babrius (Greek, 2nd c. CE) and Phaedrus (Latin, a freedman of Augustus, therefore early 1st c. CE). Between 350 and ...

John of Salisbury

John of Salisbury (c.1115–1180)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

...wrote works on logic and metaphysics (the Metalogicon ) and on the theory of the state (the Policraticus ). Two possible examples of Chaucer's use of the Policraticus have been suggested. It seems likely that in The Pardoner's Tale the stories of Stilboun and Demetrius (VI.603–20) come from it. It has also been suggested that he might have found there the lines of Horace which may have been the source of the mysterious ‘ Lollius ’. Webb, C. C. J. (1909) (ed.), John of Salisbury Policratici siue De nugis curialium , 2 vols. (Oxford); Webb, C....

Onomatopoeia

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T.V.F. Brogan and J. M. Cocola

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
1,340 words

...has always been a significant issue for linguists and stood as a topic of lively interest to the ancients. It is central to Plato’s Cratylus , and also appears in Aristotle ( Rhet . 3.9), Demetrius ( On Style ), Dionysius of Halicarnassus ( On Literary Composition ), and Quintilian ( Institutio oratoria 9.3, 9.4). Saussure impressed indelibly upon the mind of the 20th c. the idea that the relation between word and thing is arbitrary. But of course, desire cuts so much deeper than fact. Poets continually desire to make lang. appropriate, so that words...

Hiero'nymus

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
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152 words

...military command under the Diadochi ). He then went to the court of Antigonus I (one of Alexander's generals), his son Demetrius Poliorcetes , and his grandson Antigonus Gonatas , and thus had first-hand knowledge of the events he related. Although his history is largely lost it is the most important source behind Arrian and Diodorus Siculus (books 18–20), and was used by Plutarch for his Lives of Eumenes, Pyrrhus, and Demetrius, as well as by Justin . 2. See Jerome...

Oberon

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Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... in A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Angry with his consort Titania because she refuses to part with the changeling boy, he tells Robin Goodfellow to fetch a magic herb with which to drug her (a herb subsequently used on Lysander and Demetrius too). In the 19th century, Oberon was usually a singing part for a woman. In the 20th century, most often played by male actors, the attempt to make him other-worldly has moved towards giving him either fantastic costumes or very little costume at all. With the advent of electricity he was given lights in his headdress...

Robin Goodfellow

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Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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286 words
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...He acts as Oberon ’s assistant in enchanting Titania , Bottom , and the lovers, and enjoys the confusion he causes when he accidentally enchants Lysander instead of Demetrius. ( See also fairies .) In the 19th century it was a woman’s part (sometimes a girl’s— Ellen Terry took the role aged 8), often hampered by attempts at rendering magic and flying through cumbersome machinery. In the 20th century the part has been played more often by men since Granville-Barker ’s 1914 production (in which Puck was played by Donald Calthrop). A notable exception was...

education

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Stanley Wells

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

...is clearly drawing on his own boyhood experience. Here and elsewhere he uses phrases taken directly from Lily’s grammar books; in Titus Andronicus , for example, he causes Demetrius to quote lines written by Horace, at which Chiron, admitting that his knowledge is second-hand, responds ‘O, ’tis a verse in Horace, I know it well. | I read it in the grammar long ago’ (4.2.20–24). While learning the rudiments of Latin grammar pupils would also read elementary collections of maxims such as the Sententiae pueriles ( 1542 ) of Leonhard Culmann, made up of...

Literary Perspectives on Asian Americans in the South

Literary Perspectives on Asian Americans in the South   Reference library

Frank Cha

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020

...the African American communities in the film object to the lovers’ desire to date outside of their respective race. Mina and Demetrius ultimately leave Greenwood in search of a life away from the racial and ethnic strife that stifles their relationship. Mississippi in the 1990s is less a place for redemption and change than a site where the histories of racial and ethnic segregation continue to replay themselves with new actors. Demetrius and Mina’s decision to move away suggests that mobility rather than permanence may be the only way to find a sense of...

Anaphora

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J. Weare

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017

...it consists of simple repetition, anaphora is a versatile, translatable, and ubiquitous poetic tool: present in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the fragments of Sappho; noted by cl. rhetoricians such as Demetrius, Alexander, and Longinus; dominating sections of the Bible and Philip Sidney ’s Astrophil and Stella ; and figuring prominently in the work of 20th-c. poets such as H.D., André Breton , Attila Jósef , Allen Ginsberg , and T. S. Eliot , whose “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” contains anaphora, epistrophe, symploce, and a loose form of...

Prose Rhythm

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T.V.F. Brogan and M. Martin

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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1,491 words

...to measure variation. Scholars have taken texts, portions of texts, and speech forms as possible grounds for analysis, with mixed results. II. Classical and Medieval. Prose rhythm was an accepted part of ancient rhetorical theory. Major texts include Aristotle’s Rhetoric , Demetrius’s On Style , Dionysius’s On Literary Composition , Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria , and Cicero’s De oratore . Aristotle conflates rhythm with periodic structure and treats the rhythm of the whole sentence with that of merely the sentence end or clausula. Neither of these...

Hermeneutics

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V. Hösle

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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4,845 words

... Memorabilia 4.3.12), stylistic expression or gift of style (so in the title of the rhetorical work ascribed to Demetrius or in Dionysius of Halicarnassus’s Pros Gnaion Pompēion epistolē [Letter to Pompey, 1.2]), or enunciation: so in the (probably later) title of Aristotle’s work, translated as De interpretatione (On Interpretation) by Boethius, although it is hardly a hermeneutic work in the sense defined above. For poetics, Demetrius’s work is the most important treatise of antiquity using the term hermēneía . II. Ancient and Medieval. Even if the...

Classical Poetics

Classical Poetics   Reference library

S. Bartsch

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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7,301 words

...on the arrangement of words, Dionysius held that the poetic goal of pleasure and beauty could be created by a particular combination of sounds, variety, and rhythm. These criteria were used to set up three distinct styles: the austere, the elegant, and the mixed (21–24). Demetrius’s (b. 350 bce ) On Style (possibly 1st c. bce ) treats both poetry and prose under four styles: elevated, elegant, plain, and forcible. VII. Horace and the Augustan Age. The centralization of political power in a single figure after the Augustan victory of 31 bce ...

Verse and Prose

Verse and Prose   Reference library

T. Steele

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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6,168 words

...incl., according to Diodorus Siculus ( Library of History 12.53.2-5), isocolon (clauses of similar length), parison (balanced clauses) and homoeoteuleton (flectional rhyme). More specifically, Gorgias’s revolutionary periodic style ( lexis periodos ) aims to make, as Demetrius remarks ( On Style 12), “the periods succeed one another with no less regularity than the hexameters in the poetry of Homer” (trans. Loeb Library ed.). Similarly, when Gorgias’s student Isocrates starts systematically to cultivate prose rhythm, his motive is to attract to prose...

COMPARISON

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Francis Goyet

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
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4,660 words

...Press, 1937–50. Hesychius Alexandrinus . Lexicon . Edited by M. Schmidt . Halle, Ger.: Dufft, 1861. Reprinted Amsterdam, Neth.: Hakkert, 1965. Longinus . On the Sublime . Translated by W. H. Fyfe . Revised by D. Russell . In Aristotle : Poetics; Longinus: On the Sublime; Demetrius: On Style . Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. Petrarca, Franscesco . De vita solitaria: The Life of Solitude . Translated by J. Zeitlin . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1924. Quintilian . The Orator’s Education . Edited and...

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