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Although penned in praise of her benefactor, the poems in most cases reveal Turini Bufalini's own situation and feelings, making the poetry more autobiographical rather than abstractly encomiastic.
In Elizabetha Triumphans, written almost immediately after the Spanish Armada, Aske describes Elizabeth's presence at Tilbury, and he makes use of multiple allusions in his encomiastic historiography.
Quintilian, at the beginning of his sweeping survey of Greek and Roman literature, provides a convenient illustration of the standard encomiastic themes which could be deployed when an orator had occasion to speak of Homer:
They are, however, encomiastic and prospective rather than elegiac and nostalgic.
The best of these compositions are addressed to Lucrezia Tomacelli and are autobiographical and encomiastic at the same time, for the author sees her own life intertwined with that of the duchess, whose death brought to a close Turini Bufalini's refuge in the Colonna Palace in Rome, forcing her to return to Citta di Castello.
We have seen this in the encomiastic poems composed for him during his last expedition to Syria, in hagiographical accounts composed later (the two Siras), and even in historical accounts that are more neutral in tone.
One category consists of songs of entertainment, with mock-rustic, humorous, or encomiastic texts, performed generally by lower-class characters, often during banquets or festivities.
Conventional descriptions of her tended to portray her as a cultured, intermediary figure, and were almost universally encomiastic in tone.
Here Mitchell makes her most trenchant case against Piedagnel (and ,others) that Chrysostom did indeed use the encomiastic form, even when "rewriting the table of values upon which it was based" (205, 378).
Airs devoted to battle themes supported the encomiastic needs of the court.
Such perpetual introjection is actually a travesty of Scripture: Ippolita describes herself in the encomiastic language of conversion to Christ.
30), and to having a "mixed" personal and encomiastic expression (p.