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That said, the Harrisons' "Sierra Nevada" nevertheless stands as a remarkable remediation of an art-historical locus classicus that is quite literally losing ground as we speak.
That is, the founders of Poland-Lithuania wished to set up a wall of protection so that the locus classicus of medieval Christianity (western Europe) could continue on its way building cathedrals and philosophical systems and producing saints and great art, unperturbed by pagan invaders.
The understanding of theosis in classical and late antiquity is the topic of the second section: it includes John Lenz's look at theosis and apotheosis in paganism, Stephan Finlan's examination of divinization in Paul's letters, and James Starr's handling of the locus classicus of Christian participation in the divine life, 2 Peter 1:4.
953a 17-18 (the locus classicus on melancholy) and concomitantly with his attack on Theodore of Gaza.
One exponent that comes to mind, however, is Charles Taylor, whose Sources of the Self (1989) quickly became the locus classicus of this interdisciplinary genre, at least in the Anglophone academy.
And so much of what has been written in the last two decades about the Anabasis uses Xenophon as a locus classicus to take off on Western triumphalism, male supremacy, and colonialism.
s opinion the exodus theme of deliverance and liberation became the most significant myth for American Black identity, and Gal 3:28 became the locus classicus in defense of the full participation of women in ministry, superseding other texts that would restrict women's role.
This locus classicus concerned a man named Pierce who had transferred a herd of sheep to Twyne in order to keep his property away from his creditors.
The locus classicus is World War I, a war that initially unleashed general fervor.
As James Jones observed in Whistle, an autobiographically inspired novel about World War 11 injured soldiers, alongside the combat unit, military hospitals and rehabilitation facilities have been a locus classicus of the disabled veteran's identity.
For many years to come, this book is sure to be the locus classicus with respect to which all those engaged with the literature on persistence must position themselves.
Two forms of realism are distinguished: the one over many (or model/copy view) with its locus classicus in Plato, and the one in many with its locus classicus in Aristotle.
The difference between this scene of instruction and the one that is presented in Poe's Purloined Letter, the locus classicus of Lacanian theory, is the respect Collins shows for contingency: the letter, as it were, might just as well have not arrived at its destination.
The locus classicus for this sort of thing is the early 1980s "Mad Max" series of Australian director George Miller, except that the apocalypticism of those movies lacked the lunatic religiosity implicit or explicit in the current wave of end-of-the-world narratives, all of which look increasingly like self-fulfilling prophesy.
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (University of Chicago Press, 13 [pounds sterling]) is a new translation of the political and philosophical locus classicus, edited by Harvey C.