War with God : Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

By: Chaudhuri, PramitMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014Description: 1 online resource (403 p.)ISBN: 9780199993390Subject(s): Good and evil in literature | Latin poetry -- History and criticism | Theology in literature | TheomachyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: War with God : Theomachy in Roman Imperial PoetryDDC classification: 71/.0109 LOC classification: PA6047 -- .C48 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents ""; ""Preface ""; ""Texts and Abbreviations ""; ""Chronology of Poets and Emperors ""; ""Introduction ""; ""The Terminology of Theomachy ""; ""Reading Theomachy in the Early Empire ""; ""1: Theomachy in Greek Epic and Tragedy ""; ""Theomachy in the Iliad ""; ""Diomedes: Divine Impulsion and the Legitimacy of Theomachy ""; ""Patroclus: Overreaching and the Wall ""; ""Achilles: Mortality and Divinisation ""; ""Fathers and Sons: Generational Competition and Metapoetics ""
""The Tower of Babel: Monumentality and Fame """"Theomachy in Greek Tragedy: Didacticism and Politics ""; ""Aeschylus� Seven Against Thebes : Impiety and Independence I ""; ""Sophocles� Ajax : Impiety and Independence II ""; ""Euripides� Bacchae : The Struggle for Authority ""; ""2: The Origins of Roman Theomachy Lucretius and Vergil ""; ""The Revaluation of Theomachy in Lucretius� De Rerum Natura ""; ""Epicureanism, Fiction, and Fama in Aeneid 4 ""; ""The Theomach Manqué ""; ""Piety and Princeps ""; ""3: Theomachy as Test in Ovid�s Metamorphoses ""
""Guess Who�s Coming to Dinner: Lycaon """"Seeing and Knowing: Semele and Pentheus ""; ""Art and Morality: The Pierides and Arachne ""; ""A Material Girl in a Material World: Niobe ""; ""How to Be a God: Achelous and Hercules ""; ""Rulers, Gods, and the Poet: The Romanisation of Theomachy ""; ""4: Deification and Theomachy in Seneca�s Hercules Furens ""; ""Juno ""; ""Deification and Tyranny ""; ""Madness and the Sublime ""; ""Virtus, Equanimity, and the Gods ""; ""5: Theomachy in Historical Epic: Disenchantment and Remystification in Lucan�s Bellum Civile ""
""Massilia: Disenchantment and Desire """"Pharsalus: Gods Old and New ""; ""The Eclipse ""; ""The Semantics of Gigantomachy ""; ""The Power of the Gods ""; ""Caesar the God ""; ""Versions of the Sublime: More Gods, More Theomachy ""; ""Cato, Caesar, and the Hercules Oetaeus ""; ""6: Paradigms of Theomachy in Flavian Epic: Homer, Intertextuality, and the Struggle for Identity""; ""Once More unto the Breach: The Mache Parapotamios ""; ""ILIAD21: Achilles-Scamander ""; ""Punica 4: Scipio-Trebia ""; ""Thebaid 9: Hippomedon-Ismenus ""; ""Flaminius, the Agon, and Intertextual Characterisation ""
""Topoi and Intertextuality """"A Spectrum of Impiety ""; ""Irony, Reversal, and Foreshadowing ""; ""Putting Vergil into Perspective ""; ""7: The War of the Worlds ""; ""Entering the Abodes of the Gods: Philosophy, Metapoetry, and Panegyric on the Alps ""; ""Theology and Politics at the Capitol ""; ""Failure, Fame, and the Refraction of Theomachy ""; ""8: Theomachy and the Limits of Epic: Capaneus in Statius� Thebaid ""; ""Capaneus and his Predecessors ""; ""The Agon: Two World Views ""; ""What Madness Is This?: The Ambivalence of Amphiaraus ""
""Prophecy, Science, and the Powers of Explanation ""
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""Cover""; ""The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents ""; ""Preface ""; ""Texts and Abbreviations ""; ""Chronology of Poets and Emperors ""; ""Introduction ""; ""The Terminology of Theomachy ""; ""Reading Theomachy in the Early Empire ""; ""1: Theomachy in Greek Epic and Tragedy ""; ""Theomachy in the Iliad ""; ""Diomedes: Divine Impulsion and the Legitimacy of Theomachy ""; ""Patroclus: Overreaching and the Wall ""; ""Achilles: Mortality and Divinisation ""; ""Fathers and Sons: Generational Competition and Metapoetics ""

""The Tower of Babel: Monumentality and Fame """"Theomachy in Greek Tragedy: Didacticism and Politics ""; ""Aeschylus� Seven Against Thebes : Impiety and Independence I ""; ""Sophocles� Ajax : Impiety and Independence II ""; ""Euripides� Bacchae : The Struggle for Authority ""; ""2: The Origins of Roman Theomachy Lucretius and Vergil ""; ""The Revaluation of Theomachy in Lucretius� De Rerum Natura ""; ""Epicureanism, Fiction, and Fama in Aeneid 4 ""; ""The Theomach Manqué ""; ""Piety and Princeps ""; ""3: Theomachy as Test in Ovid�s Metamorphoses ""

""Guess Who�s Coming to Dinner: Lycaon """"Seeing and Knowing: Semele and Pentheus ""; ""Art and Morality: The Pierides and Arachne ""; ""A Material Girl in a Material World: Niobe ""; ""How to Be a God: Achelous and Hercules ""; ""Rulers, Gods, and the Poet: The Romanisation of Theomachy ""; ""4: Deification and Theomachy in Seneca�s Hercules Furens ""; ""Juno ""; ""Deification and Tyranny ""; ""Madness and the Sublime ""; ""Virtus, Equanimity, and the Gods ""; ""5: Theomachy in Historical Epic: Disenchantment and Remystification in Lucan�s Bellum Civile ""

""Massilia: Disenchantment and Desire """"Pharsalus: Gods Old and New ""; ""The Eclipse ""; ""The Semantics of Gigantomachy ""; ""The Power of the Gods ""; ""Caesar the God ""; ""Versions of the Sublime: More Gods, More Theomachy ""; ""Cato, Caesar, and the Hercules Oetaeus ""; ""6: Paradigms of Theomachy in Flavian Epic: Homer, Intertextuality, and the Struggle for Identity""; ""Once More unto the Breach: The Mache Parapotamios ""; ""ILIAD21: Achilles-Scamander ""; ""Punica 4: Scipio-Trebia ""; ""Thebaid 9: Hippomedon-Ismenus ""; ""Flaminius, the Agon, and Intertextual Characterisation ""

""Topoi and Intertextuality """"A Spectrum of Impiety ""; ""Irony, Reversal, and Foreshadowing ""; ""Putting Vergil into Perspective ""; ""7: The War of the Worlds ""; ""Entering the Abodes of the Gods: Philosophy, Metapoetry, and Panegyric on the Alps ""; ""Theology and Politics at the Capitol ""; ""Failure, Fame, and the Refraction of Theomachy ""; ""8: Theomachy and the Limits of Epic: Capaneus in Statius� Thebaid ""; ""Capaneus and his Predecessors ""; ""The Agon: Two World Views ""; ""What Madness Is This?: The Ambivalence of Amphiaraus ""

""Prophecy, Science, and the Powers of Explanation ""

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Pramit Chaudhuri is Associate Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College. He is the co-editor of Reception and the Classics: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Classical Tradition (2012).

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