In ancient Greece, the spoken word connoted power, whether in the free speech accorded to citizens or in the voice of the poet, whose song was thought to know no earthly bounds.
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August 9, 2009
An Archaeology of Representations: Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contemporary Methodologies By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
How can we read the intricacies of figural representations painted on pottery? Such a hermeneutic progress depends on our broader understanding of ancient Greek visual signs and languages, as well as on the methodological strategies we construct and apply to our analyses. Exploring diverse methodologies, adopted or advanced in older as well as in more […]
May 13, 2009
Worshiping Women By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Classics’ Alan Shapiro curates Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens at the Onassis Cultural Center. Read more in Arts & Sciences Magazine.
December 31, 2008
Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
This exhibition catalogue, divided into three main sections, is an essential collection of images and descriptions of each of the 155 artifacts of the exhibition, containing also scrutinizing essays on the important role women played in Classical Athens. The first section, “Goddesses and Heroines”, introduces the principal female deities of Athens and Attica, in whose […]
May 7, 2007
The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BC.
August 15, 2006
Sextus Empiricus: Against the Logicians By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
By far the most detailed surviving examination by any ancient Greek sceptic of epistemology and logic, this work critically reviews the pretensions of non-sceptical philosophers, to have discovered methods for determining the truth, either through direct observation or by inference from the observed to the unobserved. A fine example of the Pyrrhonist sceptical method at […]
July 3, 2006
Dining Posture in Ancient Rome: Bodies, Values, and Status By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
What was really going on at Roman banquets? In this lively new book, veteran Romanist Matthew Roller looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture.
June 30, 2006
Angelo Poliziano: Letters (vol. 1) By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Angelo Poliziano (1454–1494) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Italian Renaissance and the leading literary figure of the Age of Lorenzo de’ Medici, “il Magnifico.” His correspondence gives us an intimate glimpse of the revival of classical literature from the pen of a man at the very center of the Renaissance movement. This […]
February 1, 2006
Humanism and Creativity in the Renaissance By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
This volume comprises original contributions from 17 scholars whose work and careers Ronald Witt has touched in myriad ways.
December 6, 2005
The Lost Italian Renaissance: Humanists, Historians, and Latin’s Legacy By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The intellectual heritage of the Italian Renaissance rivals that of any period in human history. Yet even as the social, political, and economic history of Renaissance Italy inspires exciting and innovative scholarship, the study of its intellectual history has grown less appealing, and our understanding of its substance and significance remains largely defined by the […]