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In addition to Boudicca, figures from mythology, classical literature, and the Bible--Diana, Cynthia, Pallas Athena, Astraea, Hippolyta, Penthesilea, Deborah, Judith, and Esther for example--are all commonly used in encomiastic and nationalist texts, while Elizabeth is also connected (although less frequently) to figures such as Zenobia, Semiramis, Artemisia, and Camilla.
1, where when Horaces interlocutor, Trebatius, suggests that the poet write an encomiastic poem on the "Caesaris invicti res" ["the achievements of unvanquished Caesar" 11], Horace replies "vires deficiunt" ["my talents fail me" 12-13], the implication being that the writer of so lowly a genre as saturae or sermones would not be able to undertake what was conventionally thought of as the higher and more difficult genre of encomia.
Mariolatry is not as convincing an explanation for Sor Juana's encomiastic Marian epithets as is Baroque paradox, the vocabulary of courtly love, and the tradition of the donna angelicata.
While Bacchylides' paean seems to be the most ancient text with such an encomiastic tone about the goddess and her benefits (it seems sure that the author will have influenced other poets, essentially the dramatic authors of the 5th century BC), Cephisodotus' Eirene is the culmination of a cultural, literary and iconographic tradition--the ultimate artistic crystallization of the inspiring attributes of the deity, both poetic and iconographic.
The volume contains numerous panegyric and encomiastic verses penned by writers of high social and literary rank, including Ben Jonson, John Donne, Michael Drayton, and Inigo Jones.
All over Europe mythological and biblical tales were used in historic literature in an encomiastic manner to buttress the illustrious beginnings of a nation state or a dynasty, but nowhere outside of Spain did they achieve such credibility as to become the official, undisputed, and firmly believed rendition of the past (Candau Moron et alii 2004).
In tacit acknowledgement of this, Chapelain invokes one of the encomiastic topoi of classicist discourse, that of the present perfection of the French language:
When Ariosto's continuation of Matteo Boiardo's chivalric poem Orlando Innamorato was first published in 1516, literary scholars perceived it as more than another romance: for them, it was essentially an heroic epic poem--an Aeneid for its time--due in large part to its encomiastic account of the genealogy of Ariosto's patron, Ippolito d'Este (Chevalier 9).
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Other contemporary sources include the diary of Paul Freart de Chantelou, who recorded Bernini's 1665 trip to Paris in minute anecdotal detail, and various encomiastic essays written during the artist's lifetime or on the occasion of his death.
ABSTRACT: The aim of this work is to analyse the mechanisms of mystification of reality in the rhetorical speeches of the 4th century, particularly the 4th century Latin panegyrics and other encomiastic texts.
I hope that my examination will show that the second half of the 'oration' is an elaboration of an encomiastic strategy constructed in the first half.