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Metaphor, allegory, and the classical tradition : ancient thought and modern revisions

Author: G R Boys-Stones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Allegory and metaphor are linguistic 'tropes': they are essentially ornamental. These essays discuss this from a variety of perspectives, examining the origin and meaning of the term 'metaphor' and comparing theory with practice.
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Metaphor, allegory, and the classical tradition.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003282011
(OCoLC)51528093
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G R Boys-Stones
ISBN: 9780191528866 0191528862 0199240051 9780199240050
OCLC Number: 320908810
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 305 pages)
Contents: Introduction / G.R. Boys-Stones --
Metaphor, simile, and allegory as ornaments of style / Doreen Innes --
The harlot's art : metaphor and literary criticism / Chrostoph G. Leidl --
Plato on metaphors and models / E.E. Pender --
Literary metaphor and philosophical insight : the significance of Archilochus / Paul Crowther --
The problem of metphor : Chinese reflections / G.E.R. Lloyd --
Metaphor and metonymy : Aristole, Jakobson, Ricoeur, and others / Michael Silk --
Figures of allegory from Homer to Latin epic / Andrew Laird --
Allegory and exegesis in the Derveni papyrus : the origin of Greek scholarship / Dirk Obbink --
The stoics' two types of allegory / G.R. Boys-Stones --
The rhetoric of the Homeric problems / Donald Russell --
Origen on Christ, tropology, and exegesis / Mark Edwards.
Responsibility: edited by G.R. Boys-Stones.

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