Classics@

Classics@ (ISSN: 2327-2996) is designed to bring contemporary classical scholarship to a wide audience online. Each issue will be dedicated to its own topic, often with guest editors, for an in-depth exploration of important current problems in the field of Classics. We hope that Classics@ will appeal not only to professional classicists, but also to the intellectually curious who are willing to enter the conversation in our discipline. We hope that they find that classical scholarship engages issues of great significance to a wide range of cultural and scholarly concerns and does so in a rigorous and challenging way.

Each issue of Classics@ is meant to be not static but dynamic, continuing to evolve with interaction from its readers as participants. New issues will appear when the editors think there is good material to offer. Often it will emphasize work done in and through the Center for Hellenic Studies, but it will also call attention to fresh and interesting work presented elsewhere on the web. It stresses the importance of research-in-progress, encouraging collegial debate (while discouraging polemics for the sake of polemics) as well as the timely sharing of important new information.

The CHS welcomes proposals for future issues of Classics@. Proposal forms should be completed and sent via e-mail to Classics@ Managing Editor Keith DeStone (kdestone(at)chs.harvard.edu). Please see the CHS Prospective Authors page for style guidelines and templates. Download the proposal form here.

For information about FirstDrafts, an effort to disseminate drafts prior to publication, see below.

Executive Editors: Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott Managing Editor: Keith DeStone

Issue 17

Classics@17: Horne

Addressing Divergent Digital Literacies and Visualizing Data Uncertainty in Social Networks and the Ancient Greek Garrisons Project Ryan Horne Introduction…

Classics@17: Introduction

Introduction Paul Dilley, with David Bouvier, Claire Clivaz, and David Hamidovic This volume of Classics@ aims to explore and analyze how…

Classics@17: Digital Literacies

Classics@17: Digital Literacies Edited by Paul Dilley [From the Introduction] This volume of Classics@ aims to explore and analyze how the…

Classics@17: Reggiani

Ancient doctors’ literacies and the digital edition of papyri of medical content* Nicola Reggiani In…

Classics@17: Tully

Exploring the “Flute Girls” of Ancient Greece through Multimodality Christine Tulley Introduction The figure of the ancient “flute girl,” once…

Issue 16

Classics@16: Miller

A Comparison of Themes in Sappho and Egyptian Love Lyric: A Preliminary Investigation Justin S. Miller Introduction The purpose of…

Classics@16: Segers

The Apple in Longus’ Lesvos: Sapphic Imagery in the Poetic Space of Daphnis and Chloe Hannelore Segers Introduction Sapphic imagery…

Classics@16: Johnston

Sappho, Cleon and Eros in Aristophanes’ Knights Paul Johnston About halfway through Aristophanes’ Knights, the play’s two main characters, the…

Classics@16: Engelmayer

A Lyric Aristeia and a Lover’s Rout: Gender and Genre in Sappho 31 Caroline Engelmayer Glory in ancient Greek epic…

Classics@16: Cottrell

Competition, Mutuality, and Ambiguity: Women’s Erotics in Sappho Song 1 and 94 Katherine Cottrell Anne Carson and Ellen Greene offer…

Classics@16: Cochran

A Neoplatonic, Christian Sappho: Reading Synesius’ Ninth Hymn Christopher Cochran As Wilamowitz set out to write about the hymns of…

Classics@16: Boylan

The Morphology of Epiphany in Song 1 of Sappho Talia Boylan Introduction The epiphany of the goddess Aphrodite in Song…

Classics@16: Introduction

Classics@16: Seven Essays on Sappho Edited by Paul G. Johnston These seven papers are the product of a graduate seminar…

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Issue 14

Classics@14: Vidan

Magicians and Captive Maidens: Oral Sources and the Croatian Renaissance Drama Aida Vidan Croatian Renaissance literature has long been considered…

Classics@14: Sigurðsson

The Oral Background of the Eddas and Sagas Gísli Sigurðsson, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland…

Classics@14: Reynolds

Composition in Performance Arab Style Dwight F. Reynolds, University of California, Santa Barbara For researchers who conduct ethnographic fieldwork on…

Classics@14: Reichl

The Singing of Tales: The Role of Music in the Performance of Oral Epics in Turkey and Central Asia Karl…

Classics@14: Bonifazi and Elmer

Visuality in Bosniac and Homeric Epic Anna Bonifazi, University of Stuttgart and University of Heidelberg David F. Elmer, Harvard University…

Classics@14: Beissinger

Spiritual Kinship, Incest, and Traditional Weddings: Honor, Shame, and Cultural Boundaries in Romanian Marriage Songs Margaret H. Beissinger A young…

Classics@14: Létoublon

The Trojan Formulaic Theater* Françoise Létoublon, Université Stendhal – Grenoble The formulaic phrases referring to…

Classics@14: Tarkka

The Field of Song and the Four-Legged Horse: On the Dialogue of Genres in Kalevala-Meter Poetry Lotte Tarkka In 1922…

Classics@14: Lindahl

The Poetics of Immanence in the American Mountain Märchen Carl Lindahl Most who pause to commemorate the first half-century of…

Classics@14: Dué-Ebbott

The Homer Multitext and the System of Homeric Epic Casey Dué, University of Houston, and Mary Ebbott, College of the…

Classics@14: Grintser

Common Grief: Weeping Over Hector and Rāma [1] Nikolay P. Grintser, School of Advanced Studies…

Classics@14: Jensen

Menelaus in the Odyssey: Introducing the “Doubled Pattern” Minna Skafte Jensen, University of Southern Denmark Introduction In The Singer of…

Classics@14: J. F. Nagy

Heroes and Their Snakes Joseph Falaky Nagy, University of California, Los Angeles In the The Singer of Tales, Albert Lord…

Classics@14: DuBois

Performances, Texts, and Contexts: Olaus Sirma, Johan Turi, and the Dilemma of Reifying a Context-Dependent Oral Tradition Thomas A. DuBois,…

Classics@14: Davidson

The Written Text as a Metaphor for the Integrity of Oral Composition in Classical Persian Traditions and Beyond Olga M.

Classics@14: Alexander

Tracking the South Slavic Epic Register Ronelle Alexander, University of California, Berkeley The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature, housed…

Issue 13

Classics@13: O’Sullivan

Pindar and the Poetics of the Athlete Patrick O’Sullivan One paradox of the study of ancient Greek athletics is that…

Classics@13: Remijsen and Scharff

Classics@13 The Expression of Identities in Hellenistic Victor Epigrams Sofie Remijsen – Sebastian Scharff The many identities of agonistic…

Classics@13: Visa-Ondarçuhu

Classics@13 Le héros nu: Jason à l’épreuve ou les souvenirs athlétiques d’Achille et d’Ulysse dans les Argonautiques Valérie Visa-Ondarçuhu…

Classics@13: Stocking

Classics@13 Ages of Athletes: Generational Decline in Philostratus’ Gymnasticus and Archaic Greek Poetry Charles Stocking The Gymnasticus, written in…

Classics@13: Scanlon

Classics@13 Homer, The Olympics, and the Heroic Ethos T. F. Scanlon [[Originally published in The Olympic Games in Antiquity:…

Classics@13: Nicholson

Classics@13 The Athlete’s Body and the Rhetoric of Injury Nigel Nicholson In the National Museum in Athens can be…

Classics@13: Nagy

Classics@13 Athletic Contests in Contexts of Epic and Other Related Archaic Texts Gregory Nagy Definitions The term “archaic” in…

Classics@13: Kratzer

Classics@13 Mortality is Hard to Wrestle With: Cosmology and Combat Sports in the Alcestis Emily Kratzer Though not widely…

Classics@13: Eckerman

Classics@13 Behind the Camera: Athletes and Spatial Dynamics in Pindar’s Olympian One Chris Eckerman As Ada Cohen remarks, “The…

Classics@13: Introduction

Greek Poetry and Sport: Introduction and Overview The topic for this volume on Greek poetry and sport was at the…

Issue 12

Classics@12: Nagy

Mentalities of sacrifice in Indic and Greek traditions Gregory Nagy, Harvard University Introduction Ever since I was a graduate student,…

Classics@12: Pathak

Why People Need Epics: Terming and Learning from the Divine Yet Human Shubha Pathak, American University A common misconception about…

Classics@12: Mehta

Fox and Jackal: The Individual against the Collective Arti Mehta, Howard University Everyone knows the story of the ant and…

Classics@12: Frame

Echoes of the Indo-European Twin Gods in Sanskrit and Greek Epic: Arjuna and Achilles Douglas Frame, Center for Hellenic Studies…

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Issue 9

Classics@9: Defense Mechanisms

Classics@9: Defense Mechanisms in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Classical Studies and Beyond Edited by Carol Gilligan, Leonard Muellner, and Gregory…

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Issue 5

Classics@5: Bierl

‘Riddles over Riddles’: ‘Mysterious’ and ‘Symbolic’ (Inter)textual Strategies. The Problem of Language in the Derveni Papyrus Anton Bierl, University of…

Classics@5: Calame

Le papyrus de Derveni entre pouvoir de la parole orale et pratique de l’écriture : pragmatique initiatique d’un poème orphique et…

Issue 4

Issue 3

Classics@3: The Homerizon

Classics@3: The Homerizon; Conceptual Interrogations in Homeric Studies Guest editors: Richard Armstrong and Casey Dué. This colloquium had as its…

Issue 2

Issue 1

Classics@1: Contact Us

Contribute to the Project Readers of Classics@ are invited to contribute new readings, conjectures, observations, translations, and textual criticism to…

Classics@1: Epigrams

Text of the Posidippus Epigrams New Poems Attributed to Posidippus: An Electronic Text-in progress Revised and periodically updated by Benjamin…

Firstdrafts@Classics@

Firstdrafts@Classics@ is intended to give early exposure to creative scholarship before its formal publication. Please check regularly for new contributions and updates on ways to provide feedback to authors.