All aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their continuing presence in modernity
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are the only early Greek heroic epics to have survived the transition to writing, even though extant evidence indicates that they emerged from a thriving oral culture. Among the missing are the songs of Boeotian Thebes.
Homer’s Thebes examines moments in the Iliad and Odyssey where Theban characters and thematic eng…[Read more]
This article reflects on how our own technological developments can help us see Herodotus’ archetype of historical inquiry in a new light. It explores various aspects of place in the Histories—as spaces that are lived, constructed, and relational—to show how and why the idea of place can be such a powerful means for linking information and under…[Read more]
This course explores the art, archaeology, and culture of the Greek world from prehistory to the Roman period. The course focuses on architecture, sculpture, painted pottery, and wall painting as its main object classes and situates artistic and stylistic developments within their social, political, and historical context. We will consider issues…[Read more]
This course introduces students to the study of Mediterranean material culture by focusing on the development of ancient Greek and Roman architecture from the Late Bronze Age to the beginning of Late Antiquity. The survey begins in the Greek world, examining the formal and technical development of Greek architecture. Topics considered will include…[Read more]
In this chapter, I discuss one particular virtue of women as it is narrated by Plutarch, that of moderation (sophrosyne), and how it manifests itself in a wife’s devotion to her husband. I focus on three characters who appear in Plutarch’s works, Camma (in Dialogue on Love and Virtues of Women), Cornelia (in the Lives of Brutus and Cato Minor), a…[Read more]
Giuseppe PEZZINI, Terence and the Verb “To Be” in Latin, «Oxford Classi-cal Monographs», Oxford University Press, Oxford 2015, XVI + 355 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-873624-0, 75 £.
Questo volume è il frutto della concreta collaborazione tra la SIAC e il Centro di Studi sulla Fortuna dell’Antico “Emanuele Narducci” di Sestri Levante. Le due istituzioni, insieme con il Liceo “Marconi-Delpino” di Chiavari e “Mediaterraneo S.R.L.” di Sestri Levante, hanno, infatti, proficuamente cooperato per la promozione delle XIV Giornate d…[Read more]
Ontologies for DigitalHumanities – O4DH workshop: Demystifying ontologies, April 20th and 21st, 2021, 5pm to 7pm (Paris time).
‘Demystifying’ is a new series of workshops of the Ontologies for Digital Humanities (O4Dh) initiative supported by the Université Savoie Mont Blanc and Liaocheng University. The 2021 workshops are dedicated to…[Read more]
Andrew Brown deposited ADDENDA TO THE ARIS & PHILLIPS EDITION OF AESCHYLUS’S LIBATION BEARERS (Liverpool University Press, 2018) in the group Ancient Greece & Rome on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The document consists mainly of supplementary notes on points that would have taken up too much space in the edition or have occurred to me since completing it. Some of them correct errors or omissions, others take account of recently published work. There is also a list of errata, i.e. typos and other small-scale slips.
Entry ‘Aristophanes: Clouds’, in: The Literary Encyclopedia (published version)
Entry ‘Sophocles: Philoctetes’, in: The Literary Encyclopedia (published version)
Entry ‘Ancient Greek Theatre in Italy’ in The Literary Encyclopedia (published version)
This article proposes a new understanding of the etymology of histrio. It is likely that it originally came from Greek histor, as has been demonstrated by Szemerényi 1975. However, the conclusions presented by this scholar must be slightly revised, in particular the distinction he establishes between histrio and ludius. While the second word has…[Read more]
Johann Joachim Winckelmann not only idealized Greek Classical art, but also the whole ancient Classical Greek world in a way that went well beyond what could be envisaged as historical knowledge. His influence on the history of contemporary literature and on classical scholarship, however, is not an obvious topic to scrutinize, since he was almost…[Read more]
In this episode of The History of European Theatre, Phil Rowe interviewed me on the evolution of Greek theatre after the Classical period and the existence of dramatic performances in Greek in Roman Italy.
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