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As Bailey puts it, Wilson "overmastered Dodd's life" (p.
Oedipus's failure in solving the riddle of the sphinx and thus sealing his fate and the future destruction of Thebes), and mastery being-to use a Jamesian term "overmastered" (cf.
The answer may be implicit in the vehemence with which Socrates denied in the Protagoras that knowledge could be overmastered by its inferiors, appetite and spiritedness.
Yet Donoghue also treats Pater with almost unremitting condescension, recycling the familiar image of the meek, "hothouse" aesthete of brittle talents, who was abashed by his dangerous disciple, Wilde, and overmastered by the world at large.
(8.) Line 60 oversway'd ] guided; perhaps, overmastered. (It is unclear whether religion swayed his reason or vice versa.)
[So] what does the task of philosophy look like when you do not believe in metalanguage, do not consider that history has been divided up by revolutions, when you do not take the new focus of mastery as having definitively overmastered the world?" (91).
Hence from the point of view of The New York Trilogy, space can be a place where selfhood is lost, where selves (the quarry) are found, where intertextuality can be maintained, where space itself can be overmastered within space, through mapping, and where, through the act of establishing a utopia, space can finally express its dominance over history.(7) But how do these spaces intersect?
Young men are a locus of political and military hubris; and the tyrant's actions against them may seem almost justified, since even Adrastos, himself nominally a turannos, was overmastered by the uproar of his youthful followers.
He was fond of opposing the rhetorical mastery of the Horatian tradition to the Longinian example of the poet overmastered by the unsettling experience of what he called "the secret places of the Muse." These "secret places" are inhabited by the same unstable ambivalences and self-contradictions that Longinus uncovered in the Sappho ode.
In a work attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates, it is written that the purpose of medicine is "to do away with the sufferings of the sick, to lessen the violence of their diseases," but also "to refuse to treat those who are overmastered by their diseases, realizing that in such cases medicine is powerless." According to this tradition, knowing the limits of medicine is related to the physician's appreciation of the art of medicine and the power of nature (physis).