Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews

  • 2013.01.40:  Luuk De Ligt, Peasants, Citizens and Soldiers: Studies in the Demographic History of Roman Italy 225 BC – AD 100.
  • 2013.01.39:  Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico. Text, notes, vocabulary.bmcr2
  • 2013.01.38:  Naoise Mac Sweeney, Community Identity and Archaeology: Dynamic Communities at Aphrodisias and Beycesultan.
  • 2013.01.37:  Richard F. Thomas, Horace: Odes Book IV and Carmen Saeculare. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.
  • 2013.01.36:  Pierre Carlier, Études mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae. 10.
  • 2013.01.35:  Eckard Lefèvre, Plautus’ Bacchides. ScriptOralia, 138. Reihe A: Altertumswissenschaftliche Reihe, Bd 40.
  • 2013.01.34:  James Allan Evans, Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: from Alexander to Cleopatra (first published 2008).
  • 2013.01.33:  Christopher Smith, Liv Mariah Yarrow, Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius.
  • 2013.01.32:  Paula James, Ovid’s Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: in Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. Continuum studies in classical reception.
  • 2013.01.31:  Marco Fernandelli, Catullo e la rinascita dell’ epos: dal carme 64 all’ Eneide. Spudasmata, Bd 142.
  • 2013.01.30:  Luca Grillo, The Art of Caesar’s ‘Bellum Civile’: Literature, Ideology, and Community.
  • 2013.01.29:  Irene J. F. de Jong, Homer: Iliad. Book XXII. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
  • 2013.01.28:  Ray Laurence, David J. Newsome, Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.
  • 2013.01.27:  Angeliki Tzanetou, City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire. Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture.
  • 2013.01.26:  W. R. Paton, F. W. Walbank, Christian Habicht, Polybius: The Histories. Vol. V, Books 16-27 (revised edition). The Loeb Classical Library 160.
  • 2013.01.25:  Victor Coulon, Pierre Judet de La Combe, Aristophane. Les Grenouilles. Classiques en poche. Paris: 2012. Pp. l, 311. €13.50 (pb). ISBN 9782251355009.
    Reviewed by Alan H. Sommerstein.
  • 2013.01.24:  Kirk Ormand, A Companion to Sophocles. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Literature and Culture
  • 2013.01.23:  Debra Hamel, Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of “The History”.
  • 2013.01.22:  Thomas Kuhn, Die jüdisch-hellenistischen Epiker Theodot und Philon: literarische Untersuchungen, kritische Edition und Übersetzung der Fragmente. Vertumnus Bd 9.
  • 2013.01.21:  Giuseppe Squillace, Menecrate di Siracusa: un medico del IV secolo a.C. tra Sicilia, Grecia e Macedonia. Spudasmata, Bd 141.
  • 2013.01.20:  Giorgos Georgiou, Jennifer M. Webb, David Frankel, Psematismenos-Trelloukkas: an Early Bronze Age Cemetery in Cyprus.

CFP: Greek Literary Epigram

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‘Greek Literary Epigram: From the Hellenistic to the Byzantine Era’

An international conference to be held at University College London, 11 – 13
September 2013.

Recent scholarship has witnessed an escalating interest in the study of
Greek literary epigram, which was given further momentum by the discovery
and publication of the New Milan Papyrus, attributed to Posidippus of Pella.
Considerable progress has been made in our appreciation of the development
and features of the genre and its exponents in the Hellenistic period.
However, intense scholarly focus on Hellenistic epigram has led to an
under-appreciation of the later epigrammatic material, from the Roman to the
Byzantine period. The aim of this international conference is to investigate
the changes that literary epigram underwent over the centuries, its
interrelationship with other Greek literary genres and with the visual arts,
as well as the factors which influenced its development across time. In this
way the conference aims to advance our understanding of the epigram by
shifting focus away from an author-, garland,- and time-based study of
epigrams and exploring Greek literary epigrams – from the Hellenistic to
those included in the Cycle of Agathias – in a wider perspective, leading to
the understanding of the larger dynamics that shaped the epigram as a
literary type, and the factors that influenced its development and
guaranteed its survival throughout antiquity.

The list of confirmed speakers includes:
Prof. Silvia Barbantani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Prof. Peter Bing (Emory)
Prof. Joseph Day (Wabash College)
Prof. Marco Fantuzzi (Columbia)
Dr. Lucia Floridi (Milan)
Dr. Valentina Garulli (Bologna)
Prof. Kathryn Gutzwiller (Cincinnati)
Prof. Annette Harder (Groningen)
Dr. Regina Hoeschele (Toronto)
Prof. Richard Hunter (Cambridge)
Prof. Irmgard Maennlein-Robert (Tübingen)
Dr. Doris Meyer (Strasbourg)
Dr. Andrej Petrovic (Durham)

Please submit your title and abstract (up to one page A4), along with your
personal data (name, affiliation, email) until the 30th of March 2013 via
email to the following address: m.kanellou AT ucl.ac.uk.

Possible subjects for papers include, but are not limited to:
-Contextualisation of literary epigrams of different periods within their
religious, political, and geographical milieu
-Cross-fertilisation between different epigrammatic subgenres
-Poetic rivalry and imitation
-Intertextuality
-Poetic voice in different epigrammatists and subgenres
-Development of poetic topoi within the genre
-Mythic and other narrative modes
-Interrelation between epigrams and inscriptions
-Epigrams and patronage
-Epigrams and iconography
-Epigrams, anthologies, and performative context

The organising committee,

Maria Kanellou
Ivana Petrovic
Chris Carey

Roman Wall in Canakkale

From Hurriyet:

A landslide that recently occurred in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Erenköy district has unearthed a Roman wall dating back to 1,800 years ago.

Heavy rainfall caused a landslide around a viaduct in the district. The historic remains that emerged after the landslide were first spotted next to the Çanakkale-İzmir highway by Professor Doğan Perinçek, a member of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s Geology and Engineering Department. Perinçek informed archaeologist Candan Kozanlı about the situation and further examinations revealed that it was part of a supporting wall from the Roman era.

“We found out that the wall was from the Roman era because the ancient city of Ophrynion is behind this road. There is also an old Roman bridge inside a creek in this area. We think that this bridge and wall are structures from that time. The wall is a very good example of engineering in that era,” Perinçek told members of the press.

via: Çanakkale landslide reveals Roman wall (Hurriyet)

A decent photo accompanies the article … standard Roman wall, but what was it attached to?

Classical Words of the Day

allocution (Dictionary.com)
auspicate (Wordnik)

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… and in case you missed it, here’s the Pope’s first tweet in Latin: