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 2000

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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

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Review of Oiva Kuisma, Proclus' Defense of Homer, Peter T. Struck

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

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

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The Plan of Athena, 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 Charles Rowan Beye, Ancient Epic Poetry; Peter Toohey, Reading Epic: An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives, Joseph Farrell

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Review of David Quint, Epic and Empire: Politics and Generic Form From Virgil to Milton; Susanne Lindgren Wofford, The Choice of Achilles: The Ideology of Figure in the Epic, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Gian Biagio Conte, Glenn W. Most, and Charles Segal, Genres and Readers: Lucretius, Love Elegy, Pliny's Encyclopedia, Joseph Farrell

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Reading Penelope, Sheila Murnaghan

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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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Allusions, Delusions and Confusions: A Reply, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Carl C. Schlam, The Metamorphoses of Apuleius: On Making an Ass of Oneself, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Denis Feeney and Stephen Hinds (Eds), Roman Literature and its Contexts; Philip Hardie, The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition; Duncan F. Kennedy, The Arts of Love: Five Studies in the Discourse of Roman Love Elegy; and Charles Martindale, Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Statius, Thebaid IX, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Vergil and S. J. Harrison (Trans.), Aeneid 10; Virgil and K. W. Gransden (Ed), Aeneid, Book XI, Joseph Farrell

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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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Dialogue of Genres in Ovid's "Lovesong of Polyphemus" (Metamorphoses 13.719-897), Joseph Farrell

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Literary Allusion and Cultural Poetics in Vergil's Third "Eclogue", Joseph Farrell

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Review of B. P. Reardon, The Form of Greek Romance, Joseph Farrell

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Review of Christine Perkell, The Poet's Truth: A Study of the Poet in Virgil's Georgics, Joseph Farrell

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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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Asinius Pollio in Vergil Eclogue 8, Joseph Farrell

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Introduction: On Vergilian Intertextuality, Joseph Farrell

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Review of: Virgil, Edited by Ian McAuslan and Peter Walcot and Oxford Readings in Vergil's Aeneid, Edited by S.J. Harrison, Joseph Farrell

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Review of R.A.B. Mynors (Ed.), Virgil Georgics, Joseph Farrell

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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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Review of: Elisabeth Henry, The Vigour of Prophecy. A Study of Virgil's Aeneid and James J. O'Hara, Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid, Joseph Farrell

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Review of R. O. A. M. Lyne, Words and the Poet. Characteristic Techniques of Style in Vergil's Aeneid, Joseph Farrell

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Which "Aeneid" in Whose Nineties?, Joseph Farrell

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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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How a Woman Can Be More Like a Man: The Dialogue Between Ischomachus and his Wife in Xenophone's Oeconomicus, 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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The Distinction Between Comitia and Concilium, Joseph Farrell

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

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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