In the small town of Gytheion in southern Laconia two marble blocks were found, containing the regulations for a trust fund from the year 42 AD (IG V,1 1208; SEG 13,258). The text will be presented with new emendations and an English translation.
How, then, one may ask, can the true philosopher have any truck with the passion of love? It is a basic axiom of Plato’s ethics, after all, that the irrational part, or aspect, of the soul, including the erotic impulse, should be subordinated to the reason, and that the passions, if not entirely eradicated, should at all times be reduced to ‘moderation’ by the exercise of the power of rationality.
In this paper I would like to suggest a metrical interpretation of the parodos of the Theban girls in Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes. I shall begin with the metrical part, then I should like to take a closer look at the semantic impact of this interpretation and, instead of a conclusion, show how this proposal would fit into the whole context of the play.
In the modern scholarship of the Ancient Greek history there is a well known and well established conception of an universal democratisation of Greek society during the Archaic and Early Classical periods. It could be summarised roughly as follows:1 Af- ter the fall of the Bronze Age Mycenaean civilisation, in the so-called Dark Ages (11th to 8th centuries B.C.), the Greek communities were governed by the kings (basilees).
Thus the discussions about which of the epics might have been composed by Homer, as well as the considerations about his person and life seem to have taken place simultaneously, at the end of the 6th century. The increased interest in the person of the poet gives reason to assume that something in connection with those discussions might have also been put down at that time.
The dating of the Argive tyrant (or king) Pheidon, a central figure of early Greek history according to the ancients, has long been one of the most disputed questions in the history of Archaic Greece. The reason is obvious – even in antiquity there was no agreement on this point.
The main purpose of the analysis is to study the relationship between metrical boundaries in deep structure and word-ends in surface structures that occur when the meter is realised.
In addition to this what may be called contemporary and documentary data, there is the almost over-abundant tradition (most would say pseudo-tradition) about the beginnings of the Spartan state, especially about the great Spartan lawgiver Lykourgos
Certamen, although in its present form compiled in the 2nd century AD7, still includes material from much earlier period.
My intention is to examine an episode from the first period of Roman domination, when the coexistence between the different ethnic groups in Alexandria (the body of Greek cit- izens, the Egyptian population and the Jewish community) was marked by signs of extreme tension and outbreaks of violence.
My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.
Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both sides, it has puzzled generations of researchers.
The landmark 50th issue of the journal Internet Archaeology is featuring pioneering research that is investigating new ways of analysing millions of Roman artefacts associated with the consumption of food and drink.
Excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound in south west England leads to the discovery of an intact 4,000 year old human cremation as well as evidence of unaccountable activity from the medieval period on the same site.
A tiny Egyptian mummy long believed to be that of a hawk is actually a rare example of a near-to-term, severely malformed fetus
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Barry Strauss talks about his new book The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination.
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Leendert Weeda examines Vergil’s political views by analyzing the whole of the poet’s work and introduces the notion of the functional model, which suggests that the poet does not primarily have a literary objective, but a functional one.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.