Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

 

For over two centuries Penn has offered a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs representing all aspects of the broad field of Classical Studies, from languages and literature to history, archaeology and cultural studies. The Department encourages interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to teaching and research and maintains productive ties with a variety of programs, including Religious Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Linguistics, Italian Studies, History of Art, and the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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Papers from 2016

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Review of: Scylla: Myth, Metaphor, Paradox. By Marianne Govers Hopman. By Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012., Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 2014

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Caesar and the Bellum Alexandrinum: An Analysis of Style, Narrative Technique, and the Reception of Greek Historiography, Cynthia Damon

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Suetonius the Ventriloquist, Cynthia Damon

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ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ in Aristotle's Politica: An Annotated Catalogue, J. J. Mulhern

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Review of: Edith Hall, Adventures With Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy. Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 2013

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The Emperor's New Clothes, or, on Flattery and Ecomium in the Silvae, Cynthia Damon

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Comic Parrhêsia and the Paradoxes of Repression, Ralph M. Rosen

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Galen on Poetic Testimony, Ralph M. Rosen

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Iambos, Comedy and the Question of Generic Affiliation, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2012

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Efficacy and Meaning in Ancient and Modern Political Satire: Aristophanes, Lenny Bruce, and Jon Stewart, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2011

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Classics for Cool Kids: Popular and Unpopular Versions of Antiquity for Children, Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 2010

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Intestinum Scelus: Preemptive Execution in Tacitus' Annals, Cynthia Damon

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Pliny's Encyclopedia: The Reception of the Natural History, Cynthia Damon

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The Historian's Presence, or, There and Back Again, Cynthia Damon

Papers from 2009

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H.D., Daughter of Helen: Mythology as Actuality, Sheila Murnaghan

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Socratism in Galen's Psychological Works, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2007

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Tacitus (Ancients in Action), Cynthia Damon

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The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture, Cynthia Damon

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Review of: Charles Martindale, Richard F. Thomas, Classics and the Uses of Reception. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006., Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 2006

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Frontinus and the Curae of the Curator Aquarum, Cynthia Damon

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Potior utroque Vespasianus: Vespasian and His Predecessors in Tacitus's Histories, Cynthia Damon

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Aristophanes, Fandom and the Classicizing of Greek Tragedy, Ralph M. Rosen

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Comic Aischrology and the Urbanization of Agroikia, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2005

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Whose Story Is It? Issues of Narrative Control in the "Odyssey", Sheila Murnaghan

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Aristophanes, Old Comedy and Greek Tragedy, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2004

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Review of: James P. Holoka (ed.), Simone Weil's The Iliad or The Poem of Force: A Critical Edition. New York: Peter Lang, 2003., Sheila Murnaghan

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Aristophanes' Frogs and the Contest of Homer and Hesiod, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2003

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Review of: Irene de Jong. A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001., Sheila Murnaghan

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Revisiting Sophocles' Poimenes: Tragedy or Satyr Play?, Ralph M. Rosen

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The Death of Thersites and the Sympotic Performance of Iambic Mockery, Ralph M. Rosen

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The Andreia of the Hippocratic Physician and the Problem of Incurables, Ralph M. Rosen and H.F. J. Horstmanshoff

Papers from 2002

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The Trials of Telemachus: Who Was the Odyssey Meant For?, Sheila Murnaghan

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Cratinus' Pytine and the Construction of the Comic Self, Ralph M. Rosen

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'I Am Whatever You Say I Am': Satiric Program in Juvenal and Eminem , Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 2000

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Rebellion and Reconstruction, Galba to Domitian: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History Book 64-67 (A.D. 68-96), Cynthia Damon

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Review of: Mary Beard, The Invention of Jane Harrison. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000., Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of Vivian Nutton, ed., Galen. On My Own Opinions. Corpus Medicorum Graecorum 5.3.2 Galeni De Propriis Placitis, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1999

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The Trial of Cn. Piso in Tacitus' Annals and the "Senatus Consultum de Cn. Pisone Patre": New Light on Narrative Technique, Cynthia Damon

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The Survivors' Song: The Drama of Mourning in Euripides' "Alcestis", Sheila Murnaghan

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Comedy and Confusion in Callias' Letter Tragedy, Ralph M. Rosen

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Comedies of Transgression in Gangsta Rap and Ancient Classical Poetry, Ralph M. Rosen and Donald R. Marks

Papers from 1998

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The Gendered Polis in Eupolis' Cities, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1997

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From Source to Sermo: Narrative Technique in Livy 34.54.4-8, Cynthia Damon

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Homer and Hesiod, Ralph M. Rosen

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Performance and Textuality in Aristophanes' Clouds, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1996

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Reviewed Work: Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the Developing City-State by Richard Seaford, Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 1995

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On the Prosecution of C. Antonius in 76 B.C., Cynthia Damon

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Sucking the Juice Without Biting the Rind: Aristotle and Tragic Mimēsis, Sheila Murnaghan

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Plato Comicus and the Evolution of Greek Comedy, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1994

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Review of: Norman Austin, Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994., Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of A. M. Bowie, Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1993

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Andrew Ford, Homer: The Poetry of the Past. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992., Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of: Sophocles' Oedipus: Evidence and Self-Conviction. By Frederick Ahl. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1991, Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of Neil O'Sullivan, Alcidamas, Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1992

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Statius Silvae 4. 9: Libertas Decembris?, Cynthia Damon

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Maternity and Mortality in Homeric Poetry, Sheila Murnaghan

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Reviewed Work: The Unity of the Odyssey by George Dimock, Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of: J.B. Hainsworth, The Idea of Epic. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991., Sheila Murnaghan

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Mixing of Genres and Literary Program in Herodas 8, Ralph M. Rosen

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Review of Thomas K. Hubbard, The Mask of Comedy. Aristophanes and the Intertextual Parabasis, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1991

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Aesthetic Response and Technical Analysis in the Rhetorical Writings of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Cynthia Damon

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Review of: Homer, Iliad. Translated by Robert Fagles, with introduction and notes by Bernard Knox. New York: Viking, 1990., Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of: John Peradotto, Man in the Middle Voice: Name and Narration in the Odyssey. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990., Sheila Murnaghan

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Review of Gregory Nagy, Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past, Ralph M. Rosen

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Review of H. Lloyd-Jones, Greek Comedy, Hellenistic Literature, Greek Religion and Miscellanea, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1990

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Poem Division, Paired Poems, and Amores 2.9 and 3.11, Cynthia Damon

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Reviewed Work: Die Odyssee. Epos Zwischen Marchen und Roman by Uvo Holscher, Sheila Murnaghan

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Hipponax and the Homeric Odysseus, Ralph M. Rosen

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Poetry and Sailing in Hesiod's Works and Days, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1989

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Euboulos' Ankylion and the Game of Kottabos, Ralph M. Rosen

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Trouble in the Early Career of Plato Comicus: Another Look at P. Oxy. 2737, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1988

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Body and Voice in Greek Tragedy, Sheila Murnaghan

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A Poetic Initiation Scene in Hipponax?, Ralph M. Rosen

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Hipponax and His Enemies in Ovid's Ibis, Ralph M. Rosen

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Hipponax, Boupalos and the Conventions of the Psogos, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1987

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Reviewed Work: Ritual Irony: Poetry and Sacrifice in Euripides by Helene P. Foley, Sheila Murnaghan

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Reviewed Work: Under the Sign of the Shield: Semiotics and Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes by Froma I. Zeitlin, Sheila Murnaghan

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Hipponax Fr. 48 Dg. and the Eleusinian Kykeon, Ralph M. Rosen

Papers from 1986

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Antigone 904-920 and the Institution of Marriage, Sheila Murnaghan

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Reviewed Work: Images of Women in Antiquity by Averil Cameron, Amélie Kuhrt, Sheila Murnaghan

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Milanion, Acontius and Gallus: Vergil, Eclogue 10.52-61, Ralph M. Rosen and Joseph Farrell

Papers from 1985

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Reviewed Work: Aspects of the Epic by Tom Winnifrith, Penelope Murray, K. W. Gransden, Sheila Murnaghan

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Reviewed Work: The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey by Jenny Strauss Clay, Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 1984

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The Ionian at Aristophanes, Ralph M. Rosen