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Princeton University Department of Classics

Works: 25 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 369 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Classifications: PA6826, 873.1
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The tradition of Virgil; three papers on the history and influence of the poet by Junius Spencer Morgan( Book )
3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Princeton Stanford working papers in classics PSWPC ; a collaborative project by Princeton University( Computer File )
in Undetermined and English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
George E. Duckworth : a bibliography ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Script and song in Pindar and Aeschylus by Anna S Uhlig( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This dissertation, "Script and Song in Pindar and Aeschylus", begins from the simple fact, often obscured by political and social distinctions, that Pindar and Aeschylus were poetic contemporaries and found success with the same audiences across the Greek Mediterranean. I argue that they also shared a poetic outlook which reflected large-scale shifts in the conceptualization of poetry during their historical period. This perspective stems from their awareness of a written poetic tradition that was by then several centuries old, and which produced a corresponding concern for the future material longevity and reperformability of poetic objects. In particular, new realities of reperformance required a substantial reexamination and redefinition of the temporal conception of poetic voice to fully integrate the ever more decisive role of writing in facilitating poetic performances. I argue that Pindar and Aeschylus responded to their changing poetic reality by developing a scriptory poetics that allowed them to adjust their compositional style to reflect and reveal their poetry as fixed in writing, thus inhabiting a temporality shaped by the physical text as well as the presence of an author or an audience
The helix of Dionysus. Musical imagery in later Euripidean drama by Aikaterini Tsolakidou( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The lyrics of the plays studied in this thesis consciously foreground tragic song as new and distinctively Dionysiac and at the same time as an old, originary form of mousike. This characteristic Euripidean move is a gesture of legitimization and valorization of the poetics of the controversial New Music, of which later Euripidean lyrics offer prime instantiations; at the same time, it is a gesture of cultural colonization which allows the tragic medium to establish for itself a place of priority in the hierarchy of the Greek tradition by claiming for its mousike a position at the very beginning of the ancient and revered poetic traditions that are evoked in the tragic lyrics
The moral psychology of sincerity in fifth-century Athens by Jennifer Derryberry Mann( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The value of sincerity acquires increased importance at moments that put strain on one's rational interest in being sincere, such as the pervasive condition of war and political revolution. As might be predicted, in response to the stress of Athens' domestic and international turmoil in the last third of the fifth century, Athenian texts from this period do spotlight thematic concerns such as the opacity of the human mind or self and the problem of discriminating between sincerity and insincerity in others. This dissertation considers how four fifth-century, Athenian texts engage the politically pertinent theme of sincerity: Thucydides' History, Sophocles' Ajax, Euripides' Hecuba and Sophocles' Philoctetes all demonstrate a marked concern with this value. Within each of these works, I look for the embedded assumptions about the constitution of the self and consider how factors within the self are portrayed as impacting an individual's ability to manifest sincerity. Sincerity of self is presented as a product of either reason or emotion: that is, an individual might demonstrate sincerity either as a result of consistent adherence to a consciously worked out code of rational values or through action in accordance with his spontaneous, innate emotional impulses. Central to fifth-century discussions of sincerity, and indeed of all virtues, is whether it is most stably attained through education or through inheritance from noble parents. The primary aim of this dissertation is to determine how fifth-century thinkers conceived of the moral psychology of sincerity, or how they saw the parts of the self as interacting to engender sincerity
The chorus in dialogue: Reading lyric exchanges in Greek tragedy by Rosa Margarita Andujar( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Combining philological attention to the theatrical and metrical qualities of these moments with the insights of social theory and performance studies, I argue that their frequency and dramatic sophistication suggest a persistent interest among the tragedians in the conditions under which a group and an individual are able to communicate and successfully perform rituals. I contend that the questions of communicative and ritualized action explored in these moments capture tensions fundamental both to Greek theatre and to the emerging Athenian democracy
The oversubtle maxim chasers : Aristophanes, Euripides, and their Reciprocal Pursuit of Poetic Identity by Donna G Zuckerberg( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Over the period of two decades, the comedian and the tragedian gradually expanded a common repertoire from which they responsively developed variations on the same themes. Each sequence of variations on a theme begins with an Aristophanic running gag mocking a recurring tendency in Euripides' tragedies. Euripides tended to respond to Aristophanes' variations on his themes by embracing and continuing to employ the tropes that Aristophanes had singled out as being characteristically Euripidean. My study focuses primarily on Aristophanes' Acharnians and Thesmophoriazusae and Euripides' Helen and Bacchae. I argue that this exploration of shared thematic material was for both Aristophanes and Euripides an endeavor that was especially productive of their unique brands
Female religious officials in Republican Rome by Meghan Jean DiLuzio( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This dissertation examines the evidence for female religious officials in the city of Rome during the period of the Republic. Official religious service has often been characterized as the exclusive preserve of the male elite. Indeed, many historians have argued that Roman women (with the exception of the Vestal Virgins) were categorically excluded from participating in public religion in an official capacity. The ancient evidence, on the other hand, clearly demonstrates that Roman religion required the participation of men and women of various social statuses. In addition to the Vestals, many women held official and often high profile positions in the public religious system. Those specifically attested in the ancient record include the sacerdotes of Ceres, Liber, Bona Dea and Fortuna Muliebris, the flaminica Dialis and the flaminica Martialis, the regina sacrorum, the wives of the thirty curiones, and magistrae and ministrae of various other cults. In Rome, numerous women were actively involved in public religion at the highest levels. Indeed, I argue in this dissertation that official religious service is the one area of public life in which Roman women assumed roles of comparable legitimacy and status to those of men. Although the specific ritual context was often different, female religious officials performed many of the same priestly acts--including animal sacrifice--carried out by their male colleagues. Official religious service allowed men and women to participate in the public life of the community on behalf of the Roman people
Announcement of graduate courses for 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11 by Princeton University( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Drastic measures: Meter and the birth of book lyric in Greece and Rome by Jason C Pedicone( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Lyric" poetry has been traditionally defined as such chiefly by metrical criteria. In Archaic Greece, lyric poetry was chiefly sung poetry in contrast to "epic" poetry which was recited. The transition from an oral to a written poetic culture in Greece caused meter to take on an even larger significance for the "lyric poets," a thematically and chronologically disparate group of poets who came to be identified as a specific group. Greek lyric poetry produced in the Hellenistic period displays extraordinary metrical self-consciousness, with lyric poets drawing on the received ethos of a particular lyric meter to add subtle layers of meaning to their work. Callimachus seems to have advocated such metrical virtuosity in his Iambi and Theocritus practiced it in his lyric Paidika. This phenomenon is also particularly well observed in Hellenistic Greek epigram as well as among the Greek technopaignia which used complex lyric metrical systems to create visual images on the page that interact with the literary meaning of the poem they present. This intense attention to meter was not lost on the Latin lyric poets, though it has gone somewhat unobserved by scholars. Beginning with Laevius, Latin poets inherited the Hellenistic Greek tradition of metrical self-consciousness in their lyric poetry, relying on meter to add layers of meaning to their works. A closer attention to the semantic ethos of a given meter in the lyric poetry of Horace and Catullus not only reveals that the Roman lyric poets' engagement with meter surpasses previous scholarly estimations but also yields new readings of important poems
Telling Troy : the narrative functions of Troy in Roman poetry by Brigitte Anne Benacerraf Libby( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In Roman poetry, telling a Trojan story was a way of talking about Rome. This dissertation combines philological and cultural-historical approaches to write the history of Troy in Roman poetry, tracing its evolution through changing cultural contexts. As the pivot between East and West and between history and myth, Troy's fall breached temporal, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Troy's interpretive flexibility made it an ideal tool for introducing and exploring complexities in the cultural narratives of Rome, which traced its origin to Troy. The sack of Troy could be seen either as the first step in the teleological advance of Roman Empire or as the first phase in a cycle of destruction that claimed Rome's mother-city and threatened Rome as well
Love, compassion and other vices: A history of the stoic theory of the emotions by David Holmes Kaufman( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Stoics held the surprising, and perhaps even paradoxical, position that all emotions (pathe) are vicious and, consequently, play no role at all in a virtuous and fulfilling human life. In support of this claim, they argued both that emotions depend fundamentally on, and in a sense just are, certain false evaluative beliefs, and that emotions are "excessive and rejecting of reason". My dissertation focuses especially on the latter claim, which has been largely misrepresented by scholarship on the Stoic theory of the emotions. In elucidating it, I argue for a new interpretation of the classical Stoic theory of the emotions formulated by Chrysippus, the most influential of the early Stoics. I also give an overview of the reception and development of his theory by the later Stoics Posidonius and Seneca, many of whose innovations, I argue, aim to explain why, according to the Stoic account, emotions are altogether "rejecting of reason" despite being based on certain occurrent evaluative beliefs
General announcement by Princeton University( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The autobiographical community: Local historiography in classical and Hellenistic Greece by Daniel J Tober( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This study consists of three parts. Part I explains the key concepts of community, community memory, and local historiography, surveys major examples of local historiography from the mid-fifth century BCE to the modern age, and argues that local historiography can be productively read as community autobiography. Part II addresses local historiography in Classical and Hellenistic Greece. It demonstrates first that the local was an indigenous Greek mode of historiography and then focuses on the local histories of four communities, Samos, Thessaly, Argos, and Pontic Herakleia, distinguishing variations in the sources used to construct a narrative of the past, in the organization and conceptualization of territory, and in the treatment of non-local communities. In the Conclusion, I extend this analysis to examine different articulations of time in Greek local historiography as well as issues of audience. Native Greek local historians wrote about their communities from the perspective of an outsider communicating to other outsiders, and this peculiar authorial stance tells us something both about the nature and the origins of the form
Networks, hegemony, and multipolarity in the Hellenistic Cyclades by John Antony Neves Zuzarte Tully( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The connected studies in this dissertation draw on insights from network theory and international relations theory to reframe our economic, social, and political narratives of the Cyclades in the Hellenistic period. First, it synthesises recent work on the Hellenistic coinages of the islands, including the first study of the coinage of Paros, to identify previously unrecognised sub-regional island numismatic networks. Second, study of the proxeny network in the Cyclades confirms the historical validity of the Cyclades as a unit at this time, and demonstrates the systemic centrality of Delos to communication both inside and across the Hellenistic Cyclades. Third, it reconceptualises the sanctuary of Delos as a locus of socially embedded competitive display, and argues that dedications were required for patrons to maintain their relevance, but rarely, if ever, could grant primacy. Finally, a reanalysis of Rhodian activity in the Hellenistic Cyclades presents Rhodes as one of several contemporaneously active competing powers, rather than one of a succession of uncontested hegemons. Each study individually allows more space for islander agency, regional complexity, and the diversity of the island experience than has previously been common. Cumulatively, the result is a richer pattern of narratives which are more consistent with our current understanding of the environmental constraints inherent in Cycladic life; which are embedded in the varying regional and sub-regional economic and social structures here identified; and which allow for more diverse diachronic engagement by a range of internal and external powers
Horace and the Greek language: Aspects of literary bilingualism by Adam Gitner( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
While classicists are better informed than ever about the significance of bilingualism in the ancient world, its contribution to Latin literature has not fully benefited from these new linguistic and historical perspectives. Making use of a multidisciplinary body of research on multilingualism, this dissertation investigates Horace's many-sided relationship with Greek and the Greeks. By placing him more fully in the context of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Late Republic, it reassesses the range of bilingual interaction in Horace's poetry and its contribution to his style and achievement
Cultural exchange in Roman society: Freed slaves and social values by Rose B MacLean( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
I conclude that freed culture did not simply imitate that of the ruling orders but rather participated in a dialogue about social values, and that this dialogue was instrumental in shaping elite ideology under the Principate
Magie Classical Publications ( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Hellenistic past in Plutarch's Lives by Mallory Anita Monaco( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This dissertation is a study of five Greek Lives (Demetrius, Pyrrhus, Aratus, Agis and Cleomenes) and one pair of Lives (Philopoemen-Flamininus) in which Plutarch of Chaeronea portrayed the Greek world between the death of Alexander and the coming of Rome. My objective is to determine how Plutarch represented Hellenistic Greece, and what cultural relevance these Hellenistic narratives might have had for his contemporary readers. This study complicates the current scholarly narrative concerning Imperial Greek literature, which maintains that Imperial authors were uninterested in Greek history after Alexander, by demonstrating that Plutarch found the Hellenistic past to be a useful tool for thinking through the socio-political dynamics of second-century AD Greece. I argue that Plutarch envisioned the Hellenistic world as analogous to his own, based on a similarly imbalanced power dynamic between the weakened Greek poleis and powerful foreign rulers who valued Greek culture. By means of this analogy, Plutarch explored timely lessons in the Hellenistic Lives that were otherwise inaccessible in the Lives of Archaic and Classical Greek statesmen. I draw on Plutarch's political Moralia and other contemporary works to illustrate the resonances between the socio-political concerns in the Greek poleis of the Roman Empire and Plutarch's themes in the Hellenistic Lives
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