All aspects of Greek and Roman intellectual history and its reception
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 £.
The panel discussion was moderated by Prof. Jan Miernowski (Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw/Department of French & Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Review of . STRAUMANN, Crisis and Constitutionalism. Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution – M.C. ALEXANDER, Roman Amoralism Reconsidered. The Political Culture of the Roman Republic and Historians in an Era of Disillusionment
Both Xenophon and Isocrates use the past to analyse and comment on political problems of the present, and to provide authority for political programmes of the present and for the future, through connecting them to revered past figures and mythologies. For both, idealised versions of historical Greek communities provide a counterpoint to the…[Read more]
THEATER OF THE PEOPLE:
SPECTATORS AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT ATHENS
Greek drama has been subject to ongoing textual and historical interpretation, but surprisingly little scholarship has examined the people who composed the theater audiences in Athens. Typically, scholars have presupposed an audience of Athenian male citizens viewing dramas…[Read more]
Miklos Mezosi deposited „…szörnyü elbeszélni mi van ottan…” vagy “…per verba nincs mód, nyelv hogy elbeszélje”? A „perszonifikáció intertextuális lebeg(tet)ése”: Dante Commediá-ja és Petőfi János vitéze in the group Greek and Roman Intellectual History on Humanities Commons 6 months ago
Whenever we think of “literary travel,” or “travel literature”, we are liable to encounter the history and poetics of genres forming an essential part of what we call literary history.
In this paper I seek to explore the “great literary voyages” that were to substantially contribute to the Western canon. The travels and trials of Odysseus in…[Read more]
Isocrates has been comparatively neglected as a source for political and cultural history and theory. However, the many works of his long career show a continuing
engagement with Athenian political culture and the education of its political class, and his assessment of Sparta is significant for both of these. He imagines and explores the struggle…[Read more]
n this chapter, Atack argues that Xenophon’s depiction of the performance of kingship by Cyrus (Cyropaedia), Agesilaus (Hellenica, Agesilaus), and other kings contains an evaluative model that explores alternative techniques a ruler can use to persuade others to be ruled. By deploying frameworks of performativity and spectacle derived from J…[Read more]
Roland Steinacher deposited Vandalisches oder römisches Recht? Betrachtungen zu Recht und Konsens im vandalischen Nordafrika am Beispiel der Verfolgungsgeschichte Victors von Vita in the group Greek and Roman Intellectual History on Humanities Commons 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Wir verfügen insgesamt über wenige Quellen zur Verfassungsgeschichte und dem
Rechtswesen im vandalischen Nordafrika. Die vorherrschende Sicht lässt sich in etwa
folgendermaßen zusammenfassen: Das vandalische Afrika war ein zweigeteiltes Gemeinwesen.
›Germanische‹ Vandalen und ›Romanen‹ lebten nebeneinander und jede dieser
Carol Atack deposited Models of Inclusion and Exclusion in Democracy Ancient and Modern: A Response to Paul Cartledge’s Democracy: A Life in the group Greek and Roman Intellectual History on Humanities Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
This article forms part of a symposium on Paul Cartledge’s ‘Democracy: a life’ (2016). It argues in support of new approaches to Athenian democracy focused on the experience of those who were not active participants in the political institutions of the democracy but excluded because of their status (women, metics, slaves). It further argues that…[Read more]
Review article from History of Political Thought covering books on the history of Athenian democracy and its relevance to politics now (as of publication date in 2017)
Roland Steinacher deposited Migrations and Conquest: Easy Pictures for Complicated Backgrounds in Ancient and Medieval Structures in the group Greek and Roman Intellectual History on Humanities Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
We must, first of all, ask what a barbarian is or could have been in our sources. There were different kinds of barbarians, based upon the Roman and Greek ethnographic tradition and view of geography. Greek writers defined identities of human societies in the known world and bequeathed ethnonyms. Since the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E., these…[Read more]
Roland Steinacher deposited The So-called Laterculus Regum Vandalorum et Alanorum: A Sixth-century African Addition to Prosper Tiro’s Chronicle? in the group Greek and Roman Intellectual History on Humanities Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
This essay will show, however, that the text is not linked to diplomas, but belonged to an African version of Prosper’s chronicle. I will propose a new edition, which will put the text back in its original context. Rather than looking for ‘good’ and ‘bad’ texts according to 19th-century categories, I will try to analyze the specific character…[Read more]
Aristotle’s account of kingship in Politics 3 responds to the rich discourse on kingship that permeates Greek political thought (notably in the works of Herodotus, Xenophon and Isocrates), in which the king is the paradigm of virtue, and also the instantiator and guarantor of order, linking the political microcosm to the macrocosm of the u…[Read more]
This provocation contests the familiar construction of classical Athens as an ideal exemplar of democratic politics through a focus on the city’s material fabric, its visual artworks, and the performances which took place within its public spaces. It highlights the city’s ongoing process of material re-building (particularly following the Per…[Read more]
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