Queens - Consorts - Concubines offers an analysis of Gregory of Tours on issues including widowhood, marriage, sanctity, and political agency, offering a reinterpretation of elite women in Gaul (e.g. Brunhild, Fredegund, Radegund), related subjects (e.g. Merovingian marital policy), and Late...
Studies in Colluthus’ Abduction of Helen situates this author within his cultural context of the Egyptian Thebaid of the late fifth century AD and provides a new appraisal of his work employing current interpretative perspectives.
In Proba the Prophet: The Christian Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed deepens the critical understanding of the Cento by the Roman fourth century poet Proba and its reception from Late Antiquity until the twenty-first century.
Emotion in Action offers a new approach to the tragic chorus by focusing on the performance of collective emotion. Eirene Visvardi redefines choral action, analyzes choruses that enact fear and pity, and juxtaposes them to the Athenian dêmos in Thucydides.
In Figures de l’épouvante grecques de l’antiquité au présent, Maria Patera examines some unfamiliar figures of the Greek myths, the bogeys Lamia, Mormo, Gello and Empousa, through a diachronic comparison with their Byzantine and modern Greek namesakes.
Urban Dreams and Realities is a collection of articles on cities in ancient cultures, both their physical and conceptual aspects. A wide range of subjects and disciplinary perspectives are represented, especially the archaeology, epigraphy and literature of the Roman Empire.
In this book Floris Overduin highlights the artistic merits of Nicander’s Theriaca (2nd century BCE), a Hellenistic didactic poem on snakes and curative herbs. The commentary, preceded by an extensive introduction, aims to show Nicander’s literary, rather than scientific aims.
Edited by Lieve Van Hoof, Ghent University and Peter Van Nuffelen, Ghent University
Challenging ideas about the declining social role and impact of literature in Late Antiquity, Literature and Society in the Fourth Century AD demonstrates how Greek and Latin literature of the fourth century AD continued to play an important role in public performance and debate, the creation of...
In Legendary Rivals Jaclyn Neel argues for a new interpretation of the foundation myths of Rome. Instead of a negative portrayal of the city’s early history, these tales offer a didactic paradigm of the correct way to engage in competition.