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chapter two AMOUSIA: LIVING WITHOUT THE MUSES* Stephen Halliwell 1. Introduction Without music life would be a mistake: ‘Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrthum’. So, famously, wrote Friedrich Nietzsche in the first section (‘Max- ims and Arrows’) of Twilight of the Idols.1 As always, Nietzsche had

In: Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity

concluded that ltJVX~ at this early period meant virtually "life", thus protecting early Greek epic from the possible accusation of fos- tering belief in a double which survives death and can therefore have an effect upon the world of the living. He saw cpp~v/cppEvEc;, 0uµ6c;, ~Top, K~p, and Kpa81ri as

In: A Study of Thumos in Early Greek Epic

Gerhard, above n. I, 140 ff. CALLIMACHUS AND OTHER HELLENISTIC IAMBI 67 choliambic poem like the first anonymous fragment, but it soon becomes clear that the situation which motivated Callimachus' poem is a homosexual relationship-a feature of the corrupt present which is castigated in the third

In: Callimachus' Iambi

badly with living a plea- sant or an unpleasant life also supplies Socrates with a starting point for arguing that - just like holiness, justice and temperance - courage too is a form of knowledge. After having endeavoured to identify courage and knowledge by way of a cumbrous proof, against the

In: Distant Companions

motivated by sexual desire for him, or is something more sinister being hinted at?20 Much of the power of the moment derives from its intertextual reso- nances. The idea of a return to life through love calls to mind the stories of Orpheus and Eurydice, of Protesilaus and Laodameia, and of Alcestis; while

In: Epistolary Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature

to Otho’s charms because she is old, and should she be jealous of Otho’s sexual intimacy with Nero? A less overt example of imperial seduction appears in the Life of Galba: [Galba] courted (observavit) above all the empress Livia, by whose favour (gratia), while she was living, he fared extremely

In: Private and Public Lies

little bearing on one’s general well-being, the emotion will be a transient one, leaving but a fleeting impression. But such are not the emotions in Gilgamesh . The relevance of the events here is of vital significance: the hero’s life-plans involve an uninterrupted continuation of his friendship with

In: Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond

CHAPTER FIFTEEN A V ARRONIAN VATIC NUMA?: OVID'S FAST! AND PLUTARCH'S liFE OF NUMA Molly Pasco-Pranger By the early second century B.C.E. Rome's second king, Numa Pom- pilius, was associated with a nymph or minor goddess named Egeria who advised him in his administration of the young city; the

In: Clio and the Poets

no need of women, jars, and hope: during the golden reign of Cronus, they received nature’s bounty without having to lift a finger. But after Pandora’s arrival on earth, which caused the human condition to shift radically into a life that did require women and jars to survive, hope

In: Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond

instrument of government, and therefore to Roman military power. Use in public administration, however, is only one application of a genre that appeared in ordinary life as a record of possessions. If we think of the inventory just as a document that helped people manage their economic affairs, how we view

In: Pliny the Elder: Themes and Contexts