Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

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 Marianne Govers Hopman, Scylla: Myth, Metaphor, Paradox, Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 2015

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Homer's Daughter: Graves's Vera Historia, 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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Philosophy in Vergil, Joseph Farrell

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The Poet in an Artificial Landscape: Ovid at Falerii, Joseph Farrell

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

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Naming Names, Telling Tales: Sexual Secrets and Greek Narrative, Sheila Murnaghan

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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

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The Misadventure of Staying Home: Thwarted Nostos in De Chirico and Rebecca West, Sheila Murnaghan

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The Nostalgia of the Male Tragic Chorus, 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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Complementarity and Contradiction in Ovidian Mythography, Joseph Farrell

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Introduction to Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic, Joseph Farrell and Damien P. Nelis

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The Choral Plot of Euripedes' Helen, Sheila Murnaghan

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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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Galen, Plato, and the Physiology of Eros, 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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Joyce and Modernist Latinity, Joseph Farrell

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The Canonization of Perpetua, Joseph Farrell

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The Latinate Tradition as a Point of Reference, Joseph Farrell

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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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Choroi Achoroi: The Athenian Politics of Tragic Choral Identity, Sheila Murnaghan

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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

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Apuleius and the Classical Canon, Joseph Farrell

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Goethe's Elegiac Sabbatical, Joseph Farrell

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Literary Criticism, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Katharina Volk, Manilius and his Intellectual Background, Joseph Farrell

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The Six Books of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura: Antecedents and Influence, Joseph Farrell

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Virgil (70–19 BCE), Joseph Farrell

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Sophocles (496–406 BCE), Sheila Murnaghan

Papers from 2009

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The Impermanent Text in Catullus and Other Roman Poets, Joseph Farrell

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

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Myths of the Greeks: The Origins of Mythology in the Works of Edith Hamilton and Robert Graves, Sheila Murnaghan

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Penelope's Agnoia: Knowledge, Power, and Gender in the Odyssey, Sheila Murnaghan

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

Papers from 2008

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II Commento Virgiliano di Domizio Calderini, Joseph Farrell

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Review of M. C. J. Putnam and J. Ziolkowski (Eds.), The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years, Joseph Farrell

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Servius and the Homeric Scholia, Joseph Farrell

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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Horace's Body, Horace's Books, Joseph Farrell

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Lucretian Architecture: The Structure and Argument of the De Rerum Natura, Joseph Farrell

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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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Women in Groups: Aeschylus's Suppliants and the Female Choruses of Greek Tragedy, Sheila Murnaghan

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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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Eduard Fraenkel on Horace and Servius, or, Texts, Contexts, and the Field of "Latin Studies", Joseph Farrell

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Precincts of Venus: Towards a Prehistory of Ovidian Genre, Joseph Farrell

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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 Nicholas Horsfall, Virgil, Aeneid 7: A Commentary. Mnemosyne Supplement 198, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Philip Hardie (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ovid, Joseph Farrell

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Roman Homer, Joseph Farrell

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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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Classical Genre in Theory and Practice, Joseph Farrell

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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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Metamorphoses: A Play by Mary Zimmerman, Joseph Farrell

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Legal Action: The Trial As Theater in Aeschylus' Oresteia, Sheila Murnaghan

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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 2001

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Forward to Special Issue of Vergilius on "The Vergilian Century", Joseph Farrell

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The Nature of Latin Culture, Joseph Farrell

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The Vergilian Century, Joseph Farrell

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 Deborah H. Roberts, Francis M. Dunn, and Don Fowler (Eds.), Classical Closure: Reading the End in Greek and Latin Literature, Joseph Farrell

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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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Aeneid 5: Poetry and Parenthood, Joseph Farrell

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Reviewed Work: The Criticism of Didactic Poetry: Essays on Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid by Alexander Dalzell, Joseph Farrell

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Walcott's Omeros: The Classical Epic in a Postmodern World, Joseph Farrell

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The Poetics of Loss in Greek Epic, Sheila Murnaghan

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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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Reading and Writing the Heroides, Joseph Farrell

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Reading Latin in Schools and Colleges, Joseph Farrell

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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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Review of Geraldine Herbert-Brown, Ovid and the Fasti: An Historical Study, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Simon Goldhill, Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality, Joseph Farrell

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The Virgilian Intertext, Joseph Farrell

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Equal Honor and Future Glory: The Plan of Zeus in the Iliad, Sheila Murnaghan

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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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Review of James J. Clauss, The Best of the Argonauts: The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book One of Apollonius' Argonautica, Joseph Farrell