locus classicus


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Emphasis on repetition as the key criterion for questioning the authenticity of texts also raises problems regarding the locus classicus of a topos, where it lies, and the method by which we can determine that later tradents took one image and not another to inspire their historical composition.
The locus classicus is to be found in Plutarch, Alexander, I, but Plutarch makes the point frequently: see Leo, 184-86; Gossage, 53-54.
She begins with Emerson, as she should, since to consider either the mystification of American poetics or the self-effacement of its theologies, Emerson's Nature (1836) is the locus classicus.
The locus classicus for this objection to psychoanalysis is Stephen Greenblatt's essay "Psychoanalysis and Renaissance Culture," which is answered by Elizabeth J.
Chapter 2 deals with Lucian's treatment of the locus classicus of the protagonist's journey to Hades.
Cicero's first disputation at Tusculum was the locus classicus, and any educated auditor would have recognized it and the rhetorical mode of Hamlet's speech.
The Assumption of Mary is treated in the next to last chapter, locus classicus for the idea of spiritual ascent to bodily delight in heavenly experience.
And the Song of Songs, locus classicus for the topos of the soul as bride, several times combines it with the fraternal bond: "my sister, my spouse" (4:9, 10, 12; 5:1, 2).
22 See Wallace, 353; the locus classicus is Seneca's De beneficiis, bk.
11 The locus classicus for this configuration appears in Aristotle's Politics, which notes: "Those who live in a cold climate and in Europe are full of spirit, but wanting in intelligence and skill; and therefore they retain comparative freedom, but have no political organization, and are incapable of ruling over others.
By that time a widely understood locus classicus for Vasari's verbal reference - but not necessarily Bronzino's pictorial motif - seems to be made perfectly clear in a standard iconographic handbook published some thirty years after Vasari had formulated his conclusions.
The locus classicus for the tone and character of the Roman sodalities is the nostalgic letter of Jacopo Sadoleto to Angelo Colocci in 1529.