Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Abstract

In presenting philological readings of spatial metaphors in ancient texts and their reception based on theoretical approaches to metaphor, this is a pioneering study which also bears testimony to the increasing interest in the potential and cognitive functions of metaphor in literary studies. The individual studies offer a representative synopsis of current theories on spatial metaphors and encompass applications to literary texts from a number of genres and languages ranging from wisdom texts and philosophical treatises to tragedy and from Ancient Egyptian to Shakespearean English, thus spanning almost 3000 years of human thought and language. Based on this framework of theory and practice, this volume collects a series of papers originally delivered at a conference entitled Raum-Metaphern in antiken Texten und deren Rezeption, organized by research group (C-2) Space and Metaphor in Cognition, Language and Texts of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi — The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations in Berlin in June 2014.

Content

7 Cilliers Breytenbach, "Vorwort", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 7
9–20 Fabian Horn, "Introduction: Space and Metaphor", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 9–20
21–42 Wolfgang Raible, "Metaphors as Models of Thinking", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 21–42
45–68 Camilla Di Biase-Dyson, "Spatial Metaphors as Rhetorical Figures. Case Studies from Wisdom Texts of the Egyptian New Kingdom", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 45–68
69–84 Renate Schlesier, "KRATĒR. The Mixing-Vessel as Metaphorical Space in Ancient Greek Tradition", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 69–84
85–102 Fabian Horn, "Metaphor and Spatial Conceptualization. Observations on Orientational Metaphors in Lycophron’s Alexandra", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 85–102
103–126 Markus Egg, "Spatial Metaphor in the Pauline Epistles", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 103–126
127–143 Cilliers Breytenbach, "Taufe als räumliche Metapher in den Briefen des Paulus", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 127–143
145–163 Helmut Utzschneider, "Irdisches Himmelreich. Die ‚Stiftshütte‘ (Ex 25–40*) als theologische Metapher", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 145–163
165–186 Jan Stenger, "“For to Have Fallen Is Not a Grievous Thing, but to Remain Prostrate after Falling, and Not to Get up Again.” The Persuasive Force of Spatial Metaphors in Chrysostom’s Exhortation to Theodore", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 165–186
187–203 Therese Fuhrer, "Räume der Erkenntnis. Zur Raummetaphorik in der augustinischen Erkenntnistheorie", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 187–203
205–219 Beatrice Trînca, "Brandans Buch der Welt – eine konkretisierte Metapher", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 205–219
221–242 Verena Olejniczak Lobsien, "In Other Words: George Herbert’s Metaphorical Textures", in: Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 221–242