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 B.C.E.), 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.
Zsolt Adorjáni, Péter-Pázmány Catholic University Budapest
Pindars sechste olympische Siegesode presents the first full-scale philological commentary on one of Pindar’s most brilliant odes, Olympian 6, which is centred around the career of Iamos, mythical ancestor of the Olympian seer-clan, the Iamidae.
Pindars sechste olympische Siegesode...
Edited by James Ker, University of Pennsylvania and Christoph Pieper, Leiden University
Valuing the Past in the Greco-Roman World is a collaboration between scholars working on diverse areas and periods of ancient Greco-Roman culture. The volume addresses literary and material evidence for ancient notions of valuing (or disvaluing) the deep past.
László Török, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Archaeological Institute
In Herodotus in Nubia László Török offers a revision of the current Egyptological and source critical assessment of Herodotus' passages on Nubia, i.e. the Aithiopia of Greek tradition, and discusses their function in the actual narrative contexts into which they are inserted.
The essays in Between Orality and Literacy address how oral and literature practices intersect. Their topics range from Homer and Hesiod to the New Testament and Gaius’ Institutes, from epic poetry and drama to vase painting, historiography, mythography, and the philosophical letter.