Jeremy McInerney, Ph.D. (1992, University of California, Berkeley), is Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of The Cattle of the Sun. Cows and Culture in the World of the Ancient Greeks (Princeton 2010) and recently edited A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean (Wiley-Blackwell 2014).
Ineke Sluiter, Ph.D. (1990, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), is Professor of Greek at Leiden University. Apart from the Penn-Leiden volumes, her most recent book is, with Rita Copeland, Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric. Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300-1475 (Oxford 2009).
Contributors are: Annemarie Ambühl, Julie Baleriaux, Richard Buxton, Lissa Crofton-Sleigh, Maša Ćulumović, Greta Hawes, Rianne Hermans, Danielle L. Kellogg, Jason König, Margaret M. Miles, Elizabeth Minchin, Christoph Pieper, Bettina Reitz-Joosse, Betsey A. Robinson,
Christina G. Williamson, and Kathrin Winter.
All those interested in social and cultural history, human values, landscape, as well as all those interested in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Readers in the spatial turn in cultural studies.
"Because it collects a variety of focused studies, McInerney’s and Sluiter’s volume is able to incorporate the diversity of both landscape studies and the Classical world itself. (...) The volume includes numerous maps, photographs, and even visualizations of numerical data, all enormously helpful in supporting the arguments of the authors who employ them. Bibliographical information appends each individual contribution. An excellent editorial contribution is the variety of indices: an index of Greek terms, of Latin terms, a general index, and an index locorum. While some contributions to this volume shine more brightly than others, each essay is informative to its own topic and representative of the relevant scholarship. The volume itself is a worthy addition to the growing body of literature dedicated to landscape studies and environmental humanities within Classics." Laura Zientek, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.08.30.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
1 General Introduction
Jeremy McInerney and Ineke Sluiter
Part 1 - Mountains
2 Mount Etna in the Greco-Roman imaginaire: Culture and Liquid Fire
3 Strabo’s Mountains
4 Mountain, Myth, and Territory: Teuthrania as Focal Point in the Landscape of Pergamon
Christina G. Williamson
Part 2 - Underground and Underworld
5 Diving Underground: Giving Meaning to Subterranean Rivers
6 Experience and Stimmung: Landscapes of the Underworld in Seneca’s Plays
Part 3 - The Sacred
7 Birds around the Temple: Constructing a Sacred Environment
Margaret M. Miles
8 Juno Sospita and the draco: Myth, Image, and Ritual in the Landscape of the Alban Hills
9 Charismatic Landscapes? Scenes from Central Greece under Roman Rule
Betsey A. Robinson
Part 4 - Battlefields and Memory of War
10 Heritage in the Landscape: The ‘Heroic Tumuli’ in the Troad Region
11 Land at Peace and Sea at War: Landscape and the Memory of Actium in Greek Epigrams and Propertius’Elegies
12 Thessaly as an Intertextual Landscape of Civil War in Latin Poetry
Part 5 - Moving Around
13 Migration and Landscapes of Value in Attica
Danielle L. Kellogg
14 Songs of Homecoming: Sites of Victories and Celebrations in Pindar’s Victory Odes
15 The Mythical Landscapers of Augustan Rome
16 Polyvalent Tomi: Ovid’s Landscape of Relegation and the Romanization of the Black Sea Region
17 Stones, Names, Stories, and Bodies: Pausanias before the Walls of Seven-Gated Thebes
Index of Greek Terms
Index of Latin Terms