32) Theodore Beza, Calvin's successor in Geneva, calls Origen "the choice tool of the devil," and the Lutheran Magdeburg Centuriators think of John Chrysostom as "the immoderate encomiast
of good works.
Yet it is inevitable that our understanding of Gildersleeve's own subjective responses to this Theban encomiast
of the aristocracy must be immeasurably deepened by excavating the inside of the Confederate scholar's head (see Schein 1986; Hopkins 1986; and DuBois 2003, 13-8).
While this perhaps implies a false dichotomy, one value of this volume is certainly the breadth of roles and relationships in which it displays Battiferra: as academician of the Intronati of Siena, as religious patron of the Florentine Jesuits, as courtly encomiast
of the Medici, as imitator of Della Casa, Colonna, and Bernardo Cappello, and as poetic correspondent of Varchi, Caro, and Gabriele Fiamma.
from Arizona was looking forward to using the book in her classes, and typing its title into one of the web's search engines reveals that it has been adopted as a coursebook around the world.
30) while this may actually represent Lyly's own strategy as court encomiast
, it would be an act of extraordinary foolhardiness to demystify one's practice in this way.
Philip was as pitiless as the age demanded: he condemned hundreds of refugees to death by starvation and exposure at the siege of Chateau Gaillard during the winter of 1203-4; even Guillaume le Breton, Philip's sycophantic encomiast
and official royal biographer, praises Philip for matching Richard's cruelty like-for-like in the vain hope that "no one would believe him less than Richard in strength and courage.
Would that I were a first-class encomiast
living off the gratuities of someone rich and powerful, traveling by his side, chronicling his every word and deed, scattering flowers at the feet of his entourage, laughing heroically at his witty cultural faux pas, wiping spittle from his chin.
After making poetical amends, Ibn Gabirol won ha-Nagid's favor and subsequently became his main court encomiast
12) In Horace's case, the metaphor of representation assumes a special resonance: for as an encomiast
of the Augustan regime, one supported by its benefactions, he became an instrument of an intentionally cultivated vision.