In The Textual Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias, Gijsbert Jonkers presents a new examination of the medieval manuscripts of both Platonic dialogues, an overview of the ancient tradition and a vast collection of ancient testimonia.
Direct Speech in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca is the first extensive study of speech in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca (5th century AD). It presents an in-depth analysis of the narrative functions of direct speech and their implications for the presentation of the epic story.
These 18 studies survey the changing concept of voice and voices in oral traditions and subsequent literary genres of antiquity, both fictional (authorial and characterized) and historical, and from Greece and the Near East to the western Roman Empire.
This book involves a historiographical study of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia that defines its relationship with fifth- and fourth-century historical works and its role as a source of Diodorus’ Bibliotheke. The study is supported by intertextual comparison, narratological and papyrological...
Edited by Jeremy McInerney, University of Pennsylvania and Ineke Sluiter, Leiden University, with the assistance of Bob Corthals
Valuing Landscape explores how physical environments affected the cultural imagination of Greco-Roman Antiquity. It demonstrates the values attached to mountains, the underworld, sacred landscapes, and battlefields, and the evaluations of locale connected with migration, exile, and travel.
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...
Through intensive surveys of three fortifications in late Roman Greece, Frey reveals the untapped potential of spolia in demonstrating the critical role played by non-elites in bringing about the architectural and social changes that mark the end of classical antiquity.