Encomium

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    • Publication Information:
      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
    • Publication Date:
      2001
    • Abstract:
      (Lat.; Gk. enkōmion) A work of prose or poetry composed in praise of an individual. In its original sense, encomium denotes a choral song, sung by a kōmos (group of revellers), praising the winner of a musical or athletic competition. The meaning was later extended to include any laudatory song, poem or speech. A eulogy, a funeral oration for those who died in battle, an epideictic speech in praise of a historical or mythical figure, a verse-epitaph praising the life of the deceased, a skolion (banquet song) in praise of the host: each could be classified as an encomium. Aristotle (Rhetoric, i, 1367b; Eudemian Ethics, ii. 1.12) specified that an encomium praises actual deeds (erga), not qualities of virtue or excellence (aretē). Plato (Republic, x. 607a) distinguished between encomia, which praise mortals, and hymns, which honour gods. Although Plato himself did not consistently maintain this distinction, the Alexandrian grammarians, who gathered and classified Archaic and classical Greek literature, found the categories useful. Victory songs (encomia in the radical sense) were classified as ...
    • ISBN:
      978-1-56159-263-0
      1-56159-263-3
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780
    • Online Access: https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780
    • Accession Number:
      edsomo.08780
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LUNDELL, M. W. . author. Encomium. Oxford Music Online, [s. l.], 2001. DOI 10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.08780. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lundell MW. author. Encomium. Oxford Music Online. 2001. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780
    • APA:
      Lundell, M. W. . author. (2001). Encomium. Oxford Music Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lundell, Michael W., author. 2001. “Encomium.” Oxford Music Online. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780.
    • Harvard:
      Lundell, M. W. . author (2001) ‘Encomium’, Oxford Music Online. doi: 10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lundell, MW. author 2001, ‘Encomium’, Oxford Music Online, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lundell, Michael W. ..author. “Encomium.” Oxford Music Online, 2001. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lundell, Michael W., author. “Encomium.” Oxford Music Online, 2001. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.08780.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lundell MW. author. Encomium. Oxford Music Online [Internet]. 2001 [cited 2020 Nov 27]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.08780