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This book explores diverse but complementary interdisciplinary approaches to the poetics, intertexts, and influence of the work of C. P. Cavafy (Konstantinos Kavafis), one of the most important twentieth-century European poets. Contributors include Eve Sedgwick, Helen Vendler, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Richard Dellamora, Mark Doty, James Faubion, Diana Haas, John Chioles, Albert Henrichs, Kathleen Coleman, Michael Paschalis, Peter Jeffreys, and Panagiotis Roilos.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 105 includes Carolyn Higbie, “Divide and Edit: A Brief History of Book Divisions”; Ho Kim, “Aristotle’s Hamartia Reconsidered”; Andrew Faulkner, “Callimachus and His Allusive Virgins: Delos, Hestia, and the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite”; and other essays.
C.P. Cavafy (Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis) is one of the most important Greek poets since antiquity. He set in motion the most powerful modernism in early twentieth-century European poetry, exhibiting simple truths about eroticism, history, and philosophy. Based on a fifty-year interaction with Cavafy’s poetry and its Greek and western European intertexts, John Chioles has produced an authoritative and exceptionally nuanced translation of the complex linguistic registers of Cavafy’s Canon into English.
Volume 97 of Harvard Studies in Classical Philology is a special issue, entitled “Greece in Rome,” comprising revised versions of papers presented at a Loeb Classical Conference on the question of the Greek influence on Roman culture, with a particular though not exclusive emphasis on the Augustan period. The papers reflect the complexity of the relationship between the cultures involved—Greek, Roman, and Italic—and span many fields: history, literature, philosophy, linguistics, religion, and the visual arts.
This volume of nineteen articles includes, among others, “The Jewish Donor Inscriptions from Aphrodisias: Are They Both Third-Century, and Who Are the Theosebeis?” by Marianne Palmer Bonz; “Where Ion Stood, What Ion Sang,” by Timothy W. Boyd; and “Can Tacitus’ Dialogus Be Dated? Evidence and Historical Conclusions,” by C. O. Brink.
This volume includes “Iliad 4.384 Tudê, Iliad 15.339 Mêkistê, and Odyssey 19.136 Odysê” by Jeremy Rau; “Craft Similes and the Construction of Heroes in the Iliad” by Naomi Rood; and other essays.
This volume of eighteen articles offers, among others: “The Fragments of Heliodorus Homericus,” by Andrew R. Dyck; “Aeschylus, Eumenides 64–88 and the Ex Cathedra Language of Apollo,” by Hayden Pelliccia; “Aeschyli Prometheus,” by G. Zuntz; and “Medicine, Music, and Magic: The Healing Grace of Pindar’s Fourth Nemean,” by Georgia Ann Machemer.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 71 includes “Politics and Early Attic Tragedy,” by John H. Finley, Jr.; “Pseudo-Xenophon,” by G. W. Bowersock; “Noctes Propertianae,” by G. P. Goold; and other essays.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 72 includes “Homer as Oral Poet,” by Albert B. Lord; “Callimachus, Fragments 260–261,” by Hugh Lloyd-Jones and John Rea; “A King’s Notebooks,” by E. Badian; and other essays.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 73 includes “A Structural Analysis of the Digressions in the Iliad and the Odyssey,” by Julia Haig Gaisser; “Bacchylides’ Ode 5: Imitation and Originality,” by Mary R. Lefkowitz; “Agamemnonea,” by Hugh Lloyd-Jones; and other essays.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 74 includes “Hera’s Anvils,” by Cedric H. Whitman; “A Further Remark on Lachmann’s Law,” by Calvert Watkins; “Catullus and Callimachus,” by Wendell Clausen; and other essays.
This volume includes fifteen articles by, among others, David M. Gunn; Wendell Clausen; G. W. Bowersock; Robert Renehan; George Leonidas Koniaris; Emilio Gabba; Herbert C. Youtie; Gerald M. Browne; and David Gordon Mitten and Gülden Yüğrüm.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 76, dedicated to Walton Brooks McDaniel, includes “Language and Characterization in Homer,” by the late Adam Parry; “The Rhythm of Hesiod’s Works and Days,” by Charles Rowan Beye; “Pindar Fr. 169,” by Hugh Lloyd-Jones; and other essays.
Among the fourteen articles in this volume are “Aspects of Religion in Classical Greece,” by W. den Boer; “Mani and the Babylonian Baptists: A Historical Confrontation,” by Albert Heinrichs; “On Euripides’ Helen,” by Christian Wolff; and “Alexander, Palamedes, Troades, Sisyphus—A Connected Tetralogy? A Connected Trilogy?” by George Leonidas Koniaris.
Among the eleven articles in this volume, dedicated to Mason Hammond, are “The Emergence of Mediaeval Towns: Independence or Continuity?” by Professor Hammond; “Existimatio, Fama, and the Ides of March,” by Zvi Yavetz; and “Sophocles: Ajax 815–824,” by Cedric H. Whitman.
This volume of nineteen essays includes, among others, “Oxyrhynchus and Rome,” by Eric G. Turner; “The Frequency and Structuring of Traditional Formulas in Hesiod’s Theogony,” by William W. Minton; and “Thucydides’ Ethics as Reflected in the Description of Stasis (3.82–83),” by Lowell Edmunds.
This volume of seventeen essays includes, among others, “Royal Documents in Maccabees II,” by Christian Habicht; “Sophocles’ Philoctetes and the Teachings of the Sophists,” by Peter W. Rose; and “The Text of Aristotle’s De Motu Animalium,” by Martha C. Nussbaum.
This volume of fifteen essays includes, among others, “La titulature de Nicée et de Nicomédie: La gloire et la haine,” by Louis Robert; “Callinus 1 and Tyrtaeus 10 as Poetry,” by A. W. H. Adkins; and “The Curse of Civilization: The Choral Odes of the Phoenissae,” by Marylin B. Arthur.
This volume of fourteen articles includes, among others, “The Bee Maidens of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes,” by Susan Scheinberg; “Eleatic Conventionalism and Philolaus on the Conditions of Thought,” by Martha Craven Nussbaum; and “The Basis of Stoic Ethics,” by Nicholas P. White.
This volume of fifteen essays includes, among others, “The Case of the Door’s Marriage (Catullus 67.6),” by E. Badian; “The Date of Tacitus’ Dialogus,” by Charles E. Murgia; and “Poetae Novelli,” by Alan Cameron.
This volume of sixteen essays includes, among others, “Sequence and Simultaneity in Iliad N, Ξ, and O,” by Cedric H. Whitman and Ruth Scodel; “Two Inscriptions from Aphrodisias,” by Christopher Jones; and “The Authenticity of the Letter of Sappho to Phaon (Heroides XV),” by R. J. Tarrant.
This volume of sixteen essays includes, among others, “The Earliest Stages in the History of Hesiod’s Text,” by Friedrich Solmsen; “Notes on Plautus’ Bacchides,” by Otto Skutsch; and “Gadflies (Virg. Geo. 3.146–148),” by Richard F. Thomas.
This volume of fifteen essays includes, among others, “The Early Greek Poets: Some Interpretations,” by Robert Renehan; “The ‘Sobriety’ of Oedipus: Sophocles OC 100 Misunderstood,” by Albert Henrichs; and “Virgil’s Ecphrastic Centerpieces,” by Richard F. Thomas.
This volume of thirteen essays includes, among others, “Tantalus and Anaxagoras,” by Ruth Scodel; “Notes on Seneca ‘Rhetor,’” by W. S. Watt; and “More on Pseudo-Quintilian’s Longer Declamations,” by D. R. Shackleton Bailey.
This volume of thirteen essays includes, among others, “Herodotean Cruces,” by Robert Renehan; “Wine, Water, and Callimachean Polemics,” by Peter Knox; and “Vindiciae Horatianae,” by D. R. Shackleton Bailey.
This volume of sixteen articles includes, among others, T. D. Barnes, “The Significance of Tacitus’ Dialogus de oratoribus”; Wendell Clausen, “Cicero and the New Poetry”; and Gregory Crane, “Three Notes on Herodas 8.”
This volume of twenty articles includes, among others: “An Ethnic Joke in Homer?” by T. Corey Brennan; “The Laughter of Aphrodite in Theocritus, Idyll 1,” by Gregory Crane; “The Glossographoi,” by Andrew R. Dyck; and “The Rhetoric of Desperation,” by R. L. Fowler.
This volume of twenty-two articles includes, among others: “Daedalus and Icarus in the Ars Amatoria,” by Charles F. Ahern, Jr.; “Structure and Chronology in Ammianus, Book 14,” by T. D. Barnes; and “Lucretius, Epicurus, and Prehistory,” by Daniel R. Blickman.
This volume celebrates 100 years of Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. It contains essays by Harvard faculty, emeriti, currently enrolled graduate students and most recent Ph.D.s. It displays the range and diversity of the study of the Classics at Harvard at the beginning of the 21st century.
This volume includes: Lucia Athanassaki, "Transformations of Colonial Disruption into Narrative Continuity in Pindar’s Epinician Odes"; Christina Clark, "Minos’ Touch and Theseus’ Glare: Gestures in Bakkhylides 17"; James J. Clauss, "Once upon a Time on Cos: A Banquet with Pan on the Side in Theocritus Idyll 7"; David M. Engel, "Women’s Role in the Home and the State: Stoic Theory Reconsidered"; John Gibert, "Apollo’s Sacrifice: The Limits of a Metaphor in Greek Tragedy"; Peter Grossardt, "The Title of Aeschylus’ Ostologoi"; D. R. Shackleton Bailey, "New Readings in Valerius Maximus"; and many others.
The Nobel Prize was awarded to Elytis in 1979 “for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man’s struggle for freedom and creativeness.” This volume contains translations of two late collections, the second published months before his death in 1995.
Music and Cultural Politics in Greek and Chinese Societies, Volume 1: Greek Antiquity is the first part of a three-volume set focused on the intriguing interaction between music and song-making and practices of cultural politics. Volume I investigates major aspects of this intricate sociocultural phenomenon exclusively in ancient Greek societies.
C. P. Cavafy is one of the most important and influential Greek poets since antiquity. Based on a thirty-year scholarly and literary interaction with Cavafy’s poetry and its Greek and Western European intertexts, Chioles has produced a most authoritative and nuanced translation of the complex linguistic registers of Cavafy’s Canon into English.
Yatromanolakis examines the complex, at times contradictory, responses to ancient Greece in Greek and broader Western European modernism. Exploring the dynamics of ruination and the reconfiguration of fundamental icons of ancient mythology in surrealism, the author shows that Greek antiquity was an integral constituent of avant-garde myth-making.
Solomon and Marcolf pits wise Solomon, famous from the Bible, against a wily peasant named Marcolf. Cited by Bakhtin in Rabelais and His World, Solomon and Marcolf is widely known by name. But until now it has not been translated into any modern language. The present volume offers an introduction, followed by the Latin and English, detailed commentary, and reproductions of woodcut illustrations from the 1514 edition.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 106 includes Natasha Bershadsky, “A Picnic, a Tomb, and a Crow: Hesiod’s Cult in the Works and Days”; Alexander Dale, “Sapphica”; Guillermo Galán Vioque, “A New Manuscript of Classical Authors in Spain”; Jarrett T. Welsh, “The Dates of the Dramatists of the Fabula Togata”; and other essays.
Working in a renewed Aristotelian tradition, Guillelmus de Aragonia wrote De nobilitate animi, “On Nobility of Mind,” around 1280–1290 and taught that true nobility is an acquired, not inborn, quality. This edition, based in part on hitherto unknown manuscripts, presents the Latin text with an English translation, an introduction, and appendix.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 107 includes “Alcman’s Nightscapes (Frs. 89 and 90 PMGF)” by Felix Budelmann; “Epicharmus, Tisias, and the Early History of Rhetoric” by Wilfred Major; “The Literary and Stylistic Qualities of a Plinian Letter” by Thomas Keeline; and other essays.
Focusing on the return of the diasporic second generation to Greece, primarily in the first decade of the twenty-first century, Counter-Diaspora examines migration experiences of Greek-Americans and Greek-Germans growing up in the Greek diasporic setting, motivations for the counter-diasporic return, and evolving notions of the “homeland.”
Images for Classicists shows how text and image taken together complicate and enrich our understanding of ancient culture. Working to dissolve distinctions between text- and artifact-based scholarship, it explores challenges the digital revolution poses to curators and sketches ways that image-based collections may be deployed in the future.
Based on a Harvard Art Museums symposium on the acquisition of Margarete Bieber’s coin collection, Sculpture and Coins addresses the relation between large statuary and miniature art in the private and public domain. Scholars from various disciplines explain the importance of coins for identifying and analyzing Greek and Roman portraiture.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 108 includes Christopher P. Jones, “The Greek Letters Ascribed to Brutus”; Benjamin Garstad, “Rome in the Alexander Romance”; James N. Adams, “The Latin of the Magerius (Smirat) Mosaic”; Lucia Floridi, “The Construction of a Homoerotic Discourse in the Epigrams of Ausonius”; and other essays.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 109 includes José Marcos Macedo’s “Zeus as (Rider of) Thunderbolt”; Henry Spelman’s “Borrowing Sappho’s Napkins”; Florence Klein’s “Vergil’s ‘Posidippeanism’?”; Benjamin Victor’s “Four Passages in Propertius’ Last Book of Elegies”; and other essays.
Albert’s Anthology comprises 76 brief and informal reflections on a line or two of Greek or Latin poetry—and a few prose quotations and artistic objects—composed by colleagues and students of Albert Henrichs, who devoted his scholarly career to Greek literature and religion—especially his favorite Greek god, Dionysos.
The topics offered in East and West range throughout the ancient world from the second century bce to late antiquity, from Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome to Egypt and Arabia, from the Second Sophistic to Roman imperial discourse, from Sulla’s self-presentation in his memoirs to charitable giving among the Manichaeans in Egypt.
Christopher P. Jones offers here the first full-length portrait of Dio in English and, at the same time, a view of life in cities such as Alexandria, Tarsus, and Rhodes in the first centuries of our era.
Nikos Engonopoulos (1907–1985) was one of the most prominent representatives of Greek Surrealist poetry and painting. This volume offers a collection of his most representative poems, including his long poem Bolivár, an emblematic act of resistance against the Nazis and their allies who occupied Greece in 1941.
Elina Tsalicoglou offers an English rendition of Konstantinos Dapontes’s idiosyncratic poem “Canon of Hymns Comprising Many Exceptional Things,” and selected passages from one of his most important works, Garden of Graces. These are accompanied by notes and a detailed introduction to the life and work of this significant Greek author.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 110 includes Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz, “Half Slave, Half Free: Partial Manumission in the Ancient Near East and Beyond”; Chris Eckerman, “I Weave a Variegated Headband: Metaphors for Song and Communication in Pindar’s Odes”; and other essays.
The papers collected in The Loeb Classical Library and Its Progeny explore the legacy for which James Loeb is best known—the Loeb Classical Library—and the three series it inspired, and take stock of these series in light of more general themes bearing on translations of “classical” texts and their audiences.
The Cambridge Songs is the most important anthology of songs from before the thirteenth-century Carmina Burana. It contains panegyrics and dirges, political poems, comic tales, religious and didactic poems, and poetry of spring and love. This edition includes a substantial introduction, the Latin texts and English prose, and extensive commentary.
The Lives of Latin Texts collects papers presented at a 2018 conference in the Department of the Classics at Harvard University in honor of Richard Tarrant on the occasion of his retirement. The breadth of authors, genres, periods, and topics is testament to Tarrant’s influence on the fields of Latin literary studies and textual criticism.
Solomon and Marcolf: Vernacular Traditions offers an array of relevant texts, in English for the first time, that display the mysteries of the “rogue biography” that is Solomon and Marcolf. The astonishingly varied and fascinating pieces have been translated from medieval and early modern French, Russian, German, Icelandic, Danish, and Italian.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology Volume 111 includes Jessica H. Clark, “Adfirmare and Appeals to Authority in Servius Danielis”; Michael A. Tueller, “Dido the Author”; Charles H. Cosgrove, “Semi-Lyrical Reading of Greek Poetry in Late Antiquity”; and other new essays on Greek and Roman Classics.
The second James Loeb Biennial Conference focused on his multifaceted engagement with the material culture of the ancient world as a scholar, connoisseur, collector, and curator. The resulting essays also reflect on Loeb’s contemporary significance, as his collections continue to be curated and studied in today’s rapidly evolving arts environment.