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x, 359 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Alexander Romance by Ps.-Callisthenes of Krzysztof Nawotka is a guide to a third century AD fictional biography of Alexander the Great, the anonymous Historia Alexandri Magni. It is a historical commentary which identifies all names and places in this piece of Greek literature approached as a source for the history of Alexander the Great, from kings, like Nectanebo II of Egypt and Darius III of Persia, to fictional characters. It discusses real and imaginary geography of the Alexander Romance. While dealing with all aspects of Ps.-Callisthenes relevant to Greek history and to Macedonia, its pays particular attention to aspects of ancient history and culture of Babylonia and Egypt and to the multi-layered foundation story of Alexandria.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335219 20170925
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 295 pages : 2 color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Egbert J. Bakker
  • The construction of authority in Pindar's Isthmian 2 in performance / Eva Stehle
  • Voice and worship / Christopher Carey
  • Crooked competition: the performance and poetics of Skolia / Richard P. Martin
  • Placing the poet: the topography of authorship / Nicholas Boterf
  • Trust and fame: the seal of Theognis / Egbert J. Bakker
  • Authenticity and autochthonous traditions in Archaic and Hellenistic lyric poetry / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Embedded song and poetic authority in Pindar and Bacchylides / Sarah J. Harden
  • Narratorial authority and its subversion in Archilochus / Laura Swift
  • The invention of Stesichorus : Hesiod, Helen, and the muse / Jesús Carruesco
  • On the antagonism between divine and human performer in Archaic Greek poetics / Vayos Liapis
  • "Newly written buds:" Archaic and Classical pseudepigrapha in Meleager's Garland / Irene Peirano Garrison
  • Sappho or Alcaeus: authors and genres of Archaic hymns / Leanna Boychenko
  • Which Sappho? The case study of the Cologne Papyrus / Elisabetta Pitotto and Amedeo A. Raschieri.
Authorship and Greek Song is a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of authorship in the song culture of Ancient Greece. In this cultural context the idea of the poet as author of his poems is complicated by the fact that poetry in archaic Greece circulated as songs performed for a variety of audiences, both local and "global" (Panhellenic). The volume's chapters discuss questions about the importance of the singers/performers; the nature of the performance occasion; the status of the poet; the authority of the poet/author and/or that of the performer; and the issues of authenticity arising when poems are composed under a given poet's name. The volume offers discussions of major authors such as Pindar, Sappho, and Theognis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339699 20170424
Green Library
xi, 341 pages : 2 color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface â L. Cecchet and A. Busetto List of Abbreviations Introduction. Greek and Roman Citizenship: State of Research and Open Questions â L. Cecchet Defining the Citizen Body in the Greek Poleis 1 Looking for Citizenship in Archaic Greece. Methodological and Historical Problems â M. Giangiulio 2 Re-Shaping and Re-Founding Citizen Bodies: The Case of Athens, Cyrene and Camarina â L. Cecchet 3 Politeia in Greek Federal States â C. Lasagni 4 Social Identity and Representation of Socio-Political Status: The Case of Multiple Citizenship Holders in the Graeco-Roman East â A. Stefan Citizens and Non-Citizens in the Roman World 5 Citizens Among Outsiders in Plautus's Roman Cosmopolis. A Moment of Change â E. Isayev 6 Were Children Second-Class Citizens in Roman Society? Information Technology Resources for a New Vision of an Ancient Issue â D. Fasolini 7 Egyptians and Citizenship from the First Century AD to the Constitutio Antoniniana â V. Marotta 8 Fifty Years before the Antonine Constitution: Access to Roman Citizenship and Exclusive Rights â A. Besson Ancient Citizenship in the Philosophical and Political Reflection 9 Metaphorical Appeals to Civic Ethos in Lycurgus' Against Leocrates â J. Filonik 10 Alteram loci patriam, alteram iuris: "Double Fatherlands" and the Role of Italy in Cicero's Political Discourse â F. Carla 11 Ancient and Modern Sources of Hegel's Conception of the Roman Citizenship â V. Rocco Lozano 12 The Idea of Cosmopolitanism from Its Origins to the 21st Century â A. Busetto Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346680 20171204
The twelve studies contained in this volume discuss some key-aspects of citizenship from its emergence in Archaic Greece until the Roman period before AD 212, when Roman citizenship was extended to all the free inhabitants of the Empire. The book explores the processes of formation and re-formation of citizen bodies, the integration of foreigners, the question of multiple-citizenship holders and the political and philosophical thought on ancient citizenship. The aim is that of offering a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, ranging from literature to history and philosophy, as well as encouraging the reader to integrate the traditional institutional and legalistic approach to citizenship with a broader perspective, which encompasses aspects such as identity formation, performative aspect and discourse of citizenship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346680 20171204
Green Library
xviii, 513 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Gijs Tol and Tymon de Haas
  • The economic, social and geographic context
  • The benefits of market integration : five centuries of prosperity in Roman Italy / Willem Jongman
  • The global roman countryside : connectivity and community / Robert Witcher
  • The geography of Roman Italy and its implications for the development of rural economies / Tymon de Haas
  • Arable production and society
  • Something old, something new : social and economic developments in the countryside of Roman Italy between republic and empire / Alessandro Launaro
  • The diversification and intensification of Italian agriculture : the complementary roles of the small and wealthy farmer / Geoffrey Kron
  • Modelling crop-selection in Roman Italy : the economics of agricultural decision making in a globalizing economy / Frits Heinrich
  • Peasant agricultural strategies in southern Tuscany : convertible agriculture and the importance of pasture / Kim Bowes, Anna Maria Mercuri, Eleonora Rattigheri, Rossella Rinaldi, Antonia Arnoldus-Huyzendveld, Mariaelena Ghisleni, Cam Grey, Michael MacKinnon and Emanuele Vaccaro
  • Rural crafts
  • Issues in the study of rural craft production in Roman Italy / J. Theodore Pena
  • Italic sigillata production and trade in rural central Italy : new data from the project "excavating the Roman peasant" / Emanuele Vaccaro, Claudio Capelli and Mariaelena Ghisleni
  • Crafts and trade in minor settlements in north and central Italy : reflections on an ongoing research project / Sara Santoro
  • Commercialisation
  • Wine and amphorae in campania in the hellenistic age : the case of Ischia / Gloria Olcese
  • Rural, urban and suburban communities and their economic interconnectivity in coastal north Etruria (2nd century BC-2nd century AD) / Marinella Pasquinucci and Simonetta Menchelli
  • The role of overseas export and local consumption demand in the development of viticulture in central-Adriatic Italy (200 BC-AD 150) : the case of the Ager Potentinus and the wider Potenza Valley / Dimitri Van Limbergen, Patrick Monsieur and Frank Vermeulen
  • From surface find to consumption trend : a ceramic perspective on the economic history of the Pontine Region (Lazio, central Italy) in the Roman period / Gijs Tol
  • Wood and charcoal for Rome: towards an understanding of ancient regional fuel economics / Robyn Veal
  • Where were the coins we find actually used? / Michael Crawford
  • Conclusions
  • Roman economic practice across time and space : an outside perspective / Gary M. Feinman
  • Landscape archaeology in Italy : past questions, current state and future directions / Peter Attema
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Over the past decades, archaeological field surveys and excavations have greatly enriched our knowledge of the Roman countryside Drawing on such new data, the volume The Economic Integration of Roman Italy, edited by Tymon de Haas and Gijs Tol, presents a series of papers that explore the changes Rome's territorial and economic expansion brought about in the countryside of the Italian peninsula. By drawing on a variety of source materials (e.g. pottery, settlement patterns, environmental data), they shed light on the complexity of rural settlement and economies on the local, regional and supra-regional scales. As such, the volume contributes to a re-assessment of Roman economic history in light of concepts such as globalisation, integration, economic performance and growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325906 20170814
Green Library
xviii, 436 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface / Herbert Bannert and Nicole Kröll
  • Introduction: Nonnus, from our time to his. A retrospective glance at Nonnian studies (notably the Dionysiaca) since the 1930s / Pierre Chuvin
  • Part 1. The poetry of the Dionysiaca
  • 1. The Cadmus narrative in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Michael Paschalis
  • 2. Dionysus, Ampelus, and mythological examples in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Katerina Carvounis
  • 3. Nonnus' catalogic strategies. A preliminary approach to the Dionysiaca / Laura Miguélez-Cavero
  • 4. Mythographic lists as sources of the Dionysiaca of Nonnus / Simon Zuenelli
  • 5. Similes and comparisons on the Dionysiaca: imitation, innovation, erudition / Camille Geisz
  • 6. What a wonder! Looking through the text-internal observer's eyes in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Berenice Verhelst
  • 7. The tablets of Harmonia and the role of poet and reader in the Dionysiaca / Joshua Fincher
  • Part 2. The poetry of the Paraphrasis
  • 8. In the beginning was the voice / Jane L. Lightfoot
  • 9. Words and their meaning. On the chronology of the Paraphrasis of St John's Gospel / Fabian Sieber
  • 10. Characterization of persons and groups of persons in the Metabole / Maria Ypsilanti and Laura Franco
  • 11. The wise mysteries of the sacrificial hour. Nonnus' exegesis of John 4.23 / Filip Doroszewski
  • 12. Flumina de ventre eius fluent aquae vivae, Nonnus' Paraphrase 7.143-148, John 7.37-38, and the symbolism of living water / Roberta Franchi
  • 13. The staphylus episode. Nonnus and the Secret Gospel of Mark / Konstantinos Spanoudakis
  • Part 3. Nonnus of Panopolis in context
  • 14. Nonnus and Pindar / Daria Gigli Piccardi
  • 15. Christodorus of Coptus on the statues in the Baths of Zeuxippus at Constantinople. Text and context / Mary Whitby
  • 16. An attempt to remove the Asia-Europe opposition. Καύχασος in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis / Nestan Egetashvili
  • 17. Metrische Beobachungen zum Hexameter der Disticha des Kyklos / Claudio De Stefani
  • 18. Die Versuchung des Nonnos. Der Mythos als Brücke zwischen Heiden- und Christentum / Domenico Accorinti
  • 19. The quest for Nonnus' life. From scholarship to fiction / David Hernández de la Fuente
  • 20. Ut poesis pictura. Nonnus' Europa as poetry and painting / Robert Shorrock
  • Appendix: Note on Panopolis in Upper Egypt (now Akhmim, Governorate Sohag) in late antiquity and after / Michael Zach.
Nonnus of Panopolis in Upper-Egypt is the author of the 48 books of the last large scale mythological epic in antiquity, the Dionysiaca. The same author also wrote an epic poem on the life and times of Jesus Christ according to St John's Gospel. Nonnus has an outstanding position in ancient literature being at the same time a pagan and a Christian author, living in a time when Christianity was common in the Roman empire, while pagan culture and traditional world views were still maintained. The volume is designed to cover literary, cultural and religious aspects of Nonnus' poetry as well as to highlight the social and educational background of both the Dionysiaca and the Paraphrasis of the Gospel of St. John.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004341197 20171218
Green Library
xii, 414 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Iere partie. L'intelligence territoriale et la colonisation greco-romaine
  • La Phrygie Paroree aux confins des provinces romaines d'Asie, de Galatie et de Lycie-Pamphylie
  • Les Thraces et Lyciens en Phrygie Paroree aux epoques hellenistique et romaine
  • Apollonia de Pisidie et "Olympichos"
  • IIeme partie. Territoires civiques et populations en Phrygie Paroree et en Pisidie septentrionale aux epoques hellenistique et romaine
  • Remarques liminaires
  • Le territoire d' Apollonia de Pisidie
  • La Tete de Serpent, l'Aulon et le pays d'Ouramma
  • Territoires, "dieux-fleuves," et monnayages
  • Le territoire d'Antioche de Pisidie
  • La plaine Killanienne et le pays des Orondeis
  • IIIeme partie. Identites culturelles, peuplement et onomastique
  • L'hellenisme a Antioche de Pisidie a l'epoque imperiale romaine (langue, institutions, onomastique)
  • L'identite culturelle hellenique de quelques cites aux alentours de la Phrygie Paroree interieure
  • Les inscriptions neo-phrygiennes et pisidiennes de Phrygie Paroree et de Pisidie septentrionale : essai de contextualisation et d'interpretation historique
  • Onomastique, cultures et peuplement en Phrygie Paroree.
"La Phrygie Parorée et la Pisidie septentrionale deals with the history, the historical geography and the cultural sociology of Phrygia Paroreios and northern Pisidia during the Hellenistic and Roman periods (IVth cent. BC-IVth cent. AD). This region of inner Anatolia, mostly inhabited by Pisidians and Phrygians, faced gradually the settlement of Greek, Macedonian, Jewish, Thracian, Lycian and Roman colonists who deeply modified the local cultures and geopolitics. With an approach based on epigraphic, archaeological, literary and numismatic sources, this work is the first historical synthesis devoted to a region showing strong cultural identities, which makes it essential to the understanding of the Graeco-Roman East"--Publisher description.
Green Library
viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
  • List of Contributors Introduction: The Power-and the Problems-of Plato's Images â Pierre Destree and Radcliffe Edmonds Alcibiades' Eikon of Socrates and the Platonic Text: Symp. 215a-222d â Andrew Ford The Image of Achilles in Plato's Symposium â Elizabeth Belfiore The Power of a Beautiful Image in Plato and the Poets: Infatuation or Transcendence? â Francisco Gonzalez Putting Him on a Pedestal: (Re)collection and the Use of Images in Plato's Phaedrus â Radcliffe Edmonds Images of Oneself in Plato â Christopher Moore Perspectivism in Plato's Views of the Gods â Gerd Van Riel The Power of Plato's Cave â Grace Ledbetter Political Images of the Soul â Olivier Renaut The Ship of State and the Subordination of Socrates â A.G. Long Plato's Goat-Stags and the Uses of Comparison â Kathryn Morgan Poetry and the Image of the Tyrant in Plato's Republic â Penelope Murray The Tripartite Soul as Metaphor â Douglas Cairns Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004345003 20170919
Plato is well known both for the harsh condemnations of images and image-making poets that appear in his dialogues and for the vivid and intense imagery that he himself uses in his matchless prose. Through their resemblance to true reality, images have the power to move their viewers to action and to change themselves, but because of their distance from true reality, that power always remains problematic. Two recurrent problems addressed here are how an image resembles what it represents and how to avoid mistaking that image for what it represents. Plato and the Power of Images comprises twelve chapters on the ways Plato has used images, and the ways we could, or should, understand their status as images.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004345003 20170919
Green Library
vi, 227 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • "I also have to dialogue with the posterity" : Aelius Aristides' legacy to the late antiquity / Lorenzo Miletti
  • Sofrosune and self-knowledge in Methodius' Symposium / Ryan C. Fowler
  • Rhétorique et argumentation dans l' apologétique latine de la période constantinenne / Guadalupe Lopetegui Semperena
  • Image and word in Eusebius of Caesarea (vc 3.4-24): Constantine in Nicaea / José B. Torres Guerra
  • In heaven unlike on earth : rhetorical strategies in Julian's caesars / Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas
  • Asianism, Arianism, and the encomium of Athanasius by Gregory of Nazianzus / Byron MacDougall
  • Rhetoric against the theatre and theatre by means of rhetoric in John Chrysostom / Leonardo Lugaresi
  • Socrates amongst the holy men : Socratic paradigms and styles in Eunapius' lives / Javier Campos Daroca
  • Harmonia's necklace (Nonn. D. 5.135-189) : a set of jewellery, ekphrasis and a narrative node / Laura Miguélez-Cavero.
Rhetorical Strategies in Late Antique Literature: Images, Metatexts and Interpretation offers new and penetrating insights into the rhetorical nature of a selection of works from the fourth and fifth centuries, with the intent of providing innovative interpretations that firmly situate these texts within their historical and religious coordinates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340091 20170814
Green Library
xvii, 548 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction and method of research
  • Status quaestionis
  • The Greek direct tradition
  • Description of manuscripts
  • The primary manuscripts of the Timaeus
  • The relationship of the primary manuscripts
  • The individual primary manuscripts
  • The secondary manuscripts of the Timaeus
  • The manuscripts of the Critias
  • The first printed editions of the Timaeus and Critias
  • Two papyrus fragments
  • The indirect tradition of the Timaeus and Critias
  • The Greek, Latin, Armenian and Arabic tradition
  • Index testimoniorum
  • Index auctorum Platonis Timaeum vel Critiam laudantium.
In The Textual Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias, Gijsbert Jonkers provides new insights into the extant ancient and medieval evidence for the text of both Platonic dialogues. The discussions are set in the broader context of examinations in recent decades of the textual traditions of other individual Platonic works. Particularly the vast collection of testimonia of the Timaeus, one of Plato's most read, interpreted and discussed dialogues of all times, will be of interest for students of ancient philosophy, science and philology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325913 20170220
Green Library
xi, 355 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors 1. Introduction Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim and Beatrice da Vela Part 1: Speakers-Audience 2. Audience reaction, performance and the exploitation of delivery in the courts and assembly Ian Worthington 3. 'Conventions' in/as performance: addressing the audience in selected public speeches of Demosthenes Andreas Serafim 4. Would I lie to you? Narrative and performance in Isaios 6 Brenda Griffith-Williams 5. The orator and the ghosts: performing the past in fourth-century Athens Guy Westwood 6. Speech without limits: defining informality in Republican oratory Catherine Steel Part 2: Ethopoia 7. Ethos and logical argument in Thucydides' Assembly debates Christos Kremmydas 8. Elite rhetoric and self-presentation: Metellus Numidicus returns Henriette van der Blom Part 3: Hypocrisis-Delivery-Actio 9. Pitiable Dramas on the Podium of the Athenian Law Courts Kostas Apostolakis 10. From the Stage to the Court: Rhetorical and Dramatic Performance in Donatus' Commentary on Terence Beatrice da Vela 11. Oratorical Performance in Pliny's Letters Kathryn Tempest Part 4: Emotions in the Law-Court 12. The Mind's Theatre: Envy, Hybris and Enargeia in Demosthenes' Against Meidias Dimos Spatharas 13. How to "Act" in an Athenian Court: Emotions and Forensic Performance Edward M. Harris 14. Roman Judges and Their Participation in the "Theatre of Justice" Jon Hall Part 5: Language and Style in Performance 15. Style, person, and performance in Aeschines' prosecution of Timarchos Christopher Carey 16. Narrative and Performance in the Speeches of Apollodoros Konstantinos Kapparis 17. Public performance and the language of Antiphon's speeches Alessandro Vatri Bibliography Index Locorum General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004334649 20170724
The Theatre of Justice contains 17 chapters that offer a holistic view of performance in Greek and Roman oratorical and political contexts. This holistic view consists of the examination of two areas of techniques. The first one relates to the delivery of speeches and texts: gesticulation, facial expressions and vocal communication. The second area includes a wide diversity of techniques that aim at forging a rapport between the speaker and the audience, such as emotions, language and style, vivid imagery and the depiction of characters. In this way the volume develops a better understanding of the objectives of public speaking, the mechanisms of persuasion, and the extent to which performance determined the outcome of judicial and political contests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004334649 20170724
Green Library
viii, 384 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 The Festivals and Genre 2 The Comic and the Serious 3 Overview: A Developmental Study 1 Comedy and Tragedy in Athens 1 The Development of Comedy and Tragedy 2 Masks, Costumes, Choruses, Language, and Props 3 Comedy, Tragedy, and Euripides 2 Satyr Drama and the Cyclops: Where Tragedy and Comedy Meet 1 Comic Satyrs/Tragic Tales 2 Satyr Play: Net-Draggers, Festival-Goers, Trackers 3 The Cyclops 3 The Acharnians and the Paradox of the City 1 Tragedy, Comedy, and Politics 2 The Oresteia and the Bacchae: The City in a Greater Whole 3 The Double Vision of the Acharnians 4 The Wasps: Comic Heroes/Tragic Heroes 1 Comic and Tragic Consistency 2 Ajax and Medea: A Focus on Identity 3 Wasps: The Hero as Chameleon 4 Aristophanes and the Three Stooges: Pitying Your Betters, Envying Inferior Men 5 Oedipus Tyrannos and the Knights: Oracles, Divine and Human 1 Oedipus Tyrannos: Human and Divine Meaning 2 The Human Oracles of the Knights 3 Hidden Meanings and the Rejuvenation of Demos 4 Comedy and Carnival or Tragedy Upside Down 6 Persians, Peace, and Birds: God and Man in Wartime 1 The Persians: War, Empire, and the Divine 2 The Peace: Finding a God for Athens 3 The Birds: An Athenian on Olympus 7 Women at the Thesmophoria and Frogs: Aristophanes on Tragedy and Comedy 1 Parody, Metatheater, and Dialogue 2 Women at the Thesmophoria: Comedy and Tragedy Talk 3 Frogs: Comedy-and Tragedy-Save the City Conclusion: The Dionysia's Many Voices Synopses Glossary Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310902 20160619
Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse considers the opposition of comedy and tragedy in 5th century Athens and its effect on the drama of Aristophanes. The study examines tragedy's focus on necessity and a quest for meaning as a complement to a neglected but critical element in Athenian comedy, a concern with freedom and an underlying ambivalent vision of reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310902 20160619
Green Library, Classics Library
518 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 330 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Variation or Incoherence-- Virtue or Vice? Direct Speech in the Dionysiaca Objectives and Approaches part 1 - Epic Speech in Transformation 1 Imitation and Transformation: From Troy to India and from Medea to Morrheus 1.1 Speeches and Dialogues in the DELTAiotaomicronsigmaf alphapialphataueta Episode 1.2 A Speech for a Speech: Apollonius Inverted 1.3 Nonnus and Quintus (or Libanius): TAUiotanualphasigmaf alphanu epsiloniotapiomicroniota lambdaomicrongammaomicronupsilonsigmaf-- 1.4 Speech Composition and Narrative Structures 2 Types of Epic Speech: The Battle Exhortation 2.1 Defining the Corpus: The Epic and the Historiographical Tradition 2.2 Exhortations in Nonnus: Subtypes of the Battle Exhortation 2.3 Exhortative Topoi and Recurring Motifs in Nonnus 2.4 Selected Examples: Untraditional Exhortations in Nonnus 2.5 Epic and Rhetorical Conventions 3 Speeches within Speeches 3.1 Potential tauiotasigmaf-Speech in Nonnus: A Homeric Device Revived 3.2 More Hypothetical Speeches 3.3 Hypothetical Speech, a "Nonnian" Device part 2 - Rhetoric and Narrative 4 The Rhetoric of Deception: Persuasive Strategies 4.1 Deceptive Speeches 4.2 Speaking in Disguise: etathetaomicronsigmaf, pialphathetaomicronsigmaf and Authority 4.3 Hera's Deception of Semele: A Case Study 4.4 True or False? As Long as It is Artful 5 Ecphrastic Ethopoeae and the Perspective of the Text-Internal Observer 5.1 Suddenly Appearing Characters and Their Speeches 5.2 Looking through the Text-Internal Observer's Eyes 5.3 Comments from Above 5.4 A Double Role 6 Rhetoric of Seduction and Failure of Communication in the Beroe Episode 6.1 Amatory Rhetoric: The Case of the pialpharhothetaepsilonnuomicroniota phiupsilongammaomicrondeltaepsilonmunuomicroniota 6.2 Beirut and Beroe 6.3 Dionysus and Poseidon Courting Beroe: A Series of Amorous Approaches 6.4 Fruitless Metaphors and Arguments Unheard Conclusion One More Speech: Aura's Last Words OMICRONupsilon piomega muupsilonthetaomicronsigmaf epsilonlambdaetagammaepsilon: General Observations on Direct Speech in Nonnus Appendix - Summary of the Dionysiaca Bibliography General Index Index Locorum.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325890 20161228
Direct Speech in Nonnus' Dionysiaca is the first more extensive study of the use and functions of direct speech in Nonnus' Dionysiaca (5th century AD). Its long soliloquies and scarcity of dialogues have often been pointed out as striking characteristics of Nonnus' epic style, but nonetheless this fascinating subject received relatively little attention. Berenice Verhelst aims to reveal the poem's constant interplay between the epic tradition and the late antique literary context with its clear rhetorical stamp. She focusses on the changed functions of direct speech and their implications for the presentation of the mythological story. Organized around six case studies, this book presents an in-depth analysis of a representative part of the vast corpus of the Dionysiaca's 305 speeches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325890 20161228
Green Library
x, 330 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Family in Flavian epic / Nikoletta Manioti
  • Opibusque ultra ne crede paternis: fathers and sons on the wrong side of history in Valerius' Argonautica / Tim Stover
  • Daddy's little girl? the father/daughter bond in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica and Flavian Rome / Claire Stocks
  • Over her live body? marriage in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica / Emma Buckley
  • A perfect murder: the Hypsipyle Epyllion / Peter Heslin
  • Becoming sisters: Antigone and Argia in Statius' Thebaid / Nikoletta Manioti
  • Fatal unions: marriage at Thebes / Carole Newlands
  • The hero's extended family: familial and narrative tensions in Statius' Achilleid / Federica Bessone
  • Dynastic triads: Flavian resonances and structural antithesis in Silius' Sons of Hamilcar / Joy Littlewood
  • Mutua vulnera: dying together in Silius' Saguntum / Neil Bernstein
  • Sisters and their secrets in Flavian epic / Alison Keith
  • Burial and lament in Flavian epic: mothers, fathers, children / Antony Augoustakis.
Family in Flavian Epic examines the treatment of family bonds in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Statius' Thebaid and Achilleid, and Silius Italicus' Punica. The eleven contributions consider the representation of epic parents, children, siblings, and spouses, and their interaction with each other, demonstrating the Flavian poets' engagement with their epic, and more generally literary, tradition. At the same time, Roman attitudes towards the family and Flavian concerns especially related to dynastic harmony and civil war also characterise both historical and mythological members of Flavian epic families.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004324527 20160919
Green Library
106 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Greco-Roman diet and cuisine has recently received considerable attention, resulting in a wide array of studies on food production and consumption, cooking techniques, purchasing power and idealised diets. The current volume brings together a collection of papers investigating the nexus between food and identity in cross-cultural settings from Classical Greece until the rise of Christianity. Whenever different cultures engage in a process of exchange, food and cuisine are among the first aspects of identity to meet, clash and enrich each other. The authors analyse the various channels of mutual influence between different cultures and the deliberate choices made by producers and consumers. Because choice always carries information on people's standing in society, their willingness (or refusal) to adapt and their view on the 'other', this volume contributes to the study of cultural interaction and integration in Antiquity through the lens of one of the most accessible items of exchange, viz. food.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789042933040 20160619
Green Library
xi, 303 pages : 1 color illustration ; 24 cm.
  • The HO in the view of modern scholars
  • Part 1
  • The work and the reader
  • Spartan motivations : the HO and Xenophon
  • Diodorus, the HO and Xenophon : a reassessment
  • Part 2
  • The HO and Athenian Polypragmosyne
  • Terra Marique
  • Historiography and hegemony
  • Historical causation
  • "Moralism" in historiography
  • Appendix 1: A new supplement for lines 31-32 of the Theramenes Papyrus (P. Mich. 5982)
  • Appendix 2: History, oratory and their audiences
  • Appendix 3: Diodorus and Rome
  • Appendix 4: Translations
  • Index of names
  • Thematic index.
This book involves a new historiographical study of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia that defines its relationship with fifth- and fourth-century historical works as well as its role as a source of Diodorus' Bibliotheke. The traditional and common approach taken by those who studied the HO is primarily historical: scholars have focused on particular, often isolated, topics such as the question of the authorship, the historical perspective of the HO against other Hellenica from the 4th century BC. This book is unconventional in that it offers a study of the HO and fifth- and fourth-century historical works supported by papyrological enquiries and literary strategies, such as intertextuality and narratology, which will undoubtedly contribute to the progress of research in ancient historiography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325715 20161108
Green Library
161 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xii, 391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Lyric vision: an introduction / Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi
  • Political and dramatic perspectives on archaic sculptures: Bacchylides’ Fourth Dithyramb (Ode 18) and the treasury of the Athenians in Delphi / Lucia Athanassaki
  • The Fight of Telephus: poetic visions behind the Pergamon frieze / Laura
  • Choral performance and geometric patterns in epic poetry and iconographic representations / Jesús Carruesco
  • Making monkeys: Archilochus frr. 185–187 W. in performance / Deborah Steiner
  • Observing genre in archaic Greek Skolia and vase-painting / Gregory S. Jones
  • ‘Glancing seductively through windows’: The look of Praxilla fr. 8 ( PMG 754) / Vanessa Cazzato – How to construct a sympotic space without words / Jenny Strauss Clay
  • Turning sound into sight in the Chorus’ entrance song of Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes / Caroline Trieschnig
  • Light and vision in Pindar’s Olympian Odes: interplays of imagination and performance / Michel Briand
  • Visual imagery in Parthenaic song / Laura Swift
  • The amorous gaze: a poetic and pragmatic Koinê for erotic Melos? / Claude Calame
  • Visualizing the Cologne Sappho: mental imagery through chorality, the sun, and Orpheus / Anton Bierl
  • Female choruses and gardens of nymphs of nymphs: visualizing chorality in Sappho / Katerina Ladianou
  • Imagining images: Anacreontea 16 and 17 / Ippokratis Kantzios.
The Look of Lyric: Greek Song and the Visual addresses the various modes of interaction between ancient Greek lyric poetry and the visual arts as well as more general notions of visuality. It covers diverse poetic genres in a range of contexts radiating outwards from the original performance(s) to encompass their broader cultural settings, the later reception of the poems, and finally also their understanding in modern scholarship. By focusing on the relationship between the visual and the verbal as well as the sensory and the mental, this volume raises a wide range of questions concerning human perception and cultural practices. As this collection of essays shows, Greek lyric poetry played a decisive role in the shaping of both.
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238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Hans Beck, Martin Jehne, John Serrati
  • 1. Currencies of Power. Lawyers, Ganges and Money: Portfolios of Power in the Late Republic / David B. Hollander
  • Cash is King: the Monetization of Politics in the Late Republic / Cristina Rosillo-López
  • Investing in Death: Gladiators as Investment and Currency in the Late Republic / Jonathan Edmonson
  • Rhetoric and Money: The Lex Iudiciaria of 70 B.C. / Brahm Kleinman
  • Provincial Commands and Money in the Late Roman Republic / Wolfgang Blösel
  • 2. Money and State Action. Roman War Finances in the Age of the Punic Wars / Bruno Bleckmann
  • The Financing of Conquest: Roman Interaction with Hellenistic Tax Laws / John Serrati
  • Bellum se ipsum alet? Financing Mid-Republican Imperialism / Nathan Rosentein
  • 3. Wealth and Status. Money, Power, and Class Coherence: The ambitus Legislation of the 180s B.C. / Hans Beck
  • Property Classes, Elite Wealth, and Income Distribution in the Late Republic / Elio Lo Cascio
  • Cupiditas Recuniae: Wealth and Power in Cicero / Francisco Pina Polo
  • The Money and Power of Friend and Clients: Successful Aediles in Rome / Elizabeth Deniaux
  • The Senatorial Economics of Status in the Late Republic / Martin Jehne
  • Bibliography
  • Indices.
Rome's transformation from a regional force in Latium into a Mediterranean superpower (4th to 1st centuries BCE) was accompanied by an accelerated change of economic realities. The persistent influx of vast natural and monetary resources from abroad deeply altered the basis of Rome's military. As income skyrocketed, the exercise of political influence at Rome became increasingly intertwined with issues of personal finance. Despite claims for frugality, the political power of senatorial families was always determined through the accumulation of wealth. By the 1st century BCE, the competition of these families for rank and recognition was dramatically wrapped up with access to monetary capital and economic resources. When the republic finally fell, this was also due to a financial crash that hit the very centre of Roman society. Examining monetary and financial assets, this volume discloses how economic power and 'real' capital augmented the nature of aristocratic power at Rome. Papers are grouped in three topical clusters: Currencies of Power, Money and State Action, Wealth and Status.
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xv, 543 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
In The Newest Sappho Anton Bierl and Andre Lardinois have edited 21 papers of world-renowned Sappho scholars dealing with the new papyrus fragments of Sappho that were published in 2014. This set of papyrus fragments, the greatest find of Sappho fragments since the beginning of the 20th century, provides significant new readings and additions to five previously known songs of Sappho (frs. 5, 9, 16, 17 and 18), as well as the remains of four previously unknown songs, including the new Brothers Song and the Kypris Song. The contributors discuss the content of these poems as well as the consequence they have for our understanding of Sappho's life and work.
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