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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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epinicion

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 103 words.

A kind of Greek ode composed in honour of a victor in the Olympic Games or equivalent festivals at Delphi

epinicion

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 98 words.

A kind of Greek *ode composed in honour of a victor in the Olympic Games or equivalent festivals at

Delphic oracle

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 130 words.

The most famous oracular seat of the god Apollo, who slew the monstrous Python there. Delphi, also called Pytho, is a striking site on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, traditionally the haunt...

7 Australian Popular Culture and Media Studies

TARA BRABAZON.

in The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

November 2002; p ublished online November 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 18344 words.

The Olympic Games have often been a trigger for politicized posturings and the rewriting of history. The Sydney 2000 Games was a cauldron for a re-evaluation of the primary cultural tropes...

epinicion

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A kind of Greek ode composed in honour of a victor in the Olympic Games or equivalent festivals at Delphi and Corinth. Such odes were sung in chorus in a triadic structure of strophe,...

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Asterix, Carnival, and the Wonder of Everyday Life

Jeremy Barris.

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

August 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12252 words.

This chapter looks at how René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's Asterix novels present a charmingly silly world. It specifically examines Asterix at the Olympic Games, illustrating how its...

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Jack Lovelock

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1910–49), the great one-mile runner of the 1930s, has become one of New Zealand's few near-mythic figures. The innovations of live radio and film newsreel made his achievements public on a...

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From the Olympic Torch to the Universal Forum of Cultures

in Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity

July 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 13745 words.

Between the beginning of the twentieth century and the Civil War, Barcelona was still a Catalan city bound to its hinterland by familial ties and by the steady flow of people, foodstuffs,...

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Sport

Douglas Kerr.

in Conan Doyle

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10106 words.

This chapter starts with Conan Doyle's enthusiastic participation in all kinds of sports, most particularly boxing and cricket. Sports – increasingly popular, organized, and codified –...

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Arthur Boyd

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(b Murrumbeena, nr. Melbourne, 24 July 1920; d Melbourne, 24 Apr. 1999).

Australian painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, and ceramicist, the best-known member of a dynasty of...

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Introduction

David Der-wei Wang.

in Beyond Sinology

January 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 6898 words.

This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of the reinvention of the Chinese script during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. It suggests that the performance...

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Introduction

Ahmed Rehana.

in Writing British Muslims

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 11548 words.

The introduction offers a snapshot of twenty-first century multicultural Britain by turning the spotlight on the diverse London borough of Newham, site of the 2012 Olympic Games, to explore...

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