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Heroism, Heracles, and the ‘Trachiniae’
Sophocles' Trachiniae has provoked among the critics a broad variety of responses ranging from strong censure and denial of Sophoclean authorship at one extreme to expressions of approval and great
Studies in the Use of Myth in Sophocles' ‘Philoctetes’ and the ‘Orestes’ of Euripides
The following study is an examination of selected aspects of the mythical paradigms presented in Sophocles' Philoctetes and Euripides' Orestes in an attempt to define the concerns that are shared by
Two Aspects of the Lithika
1. The numerical references to the poems will follow the edition of C. Austin and G. Bastianini, Posidippi Pellaei Quae Supersunt Omnia (Milan, 2002). This work (hereafter, AB) contains an index
An Internal Ring Composition in Posidippus' Lithika
Posidippus AB 8–10 constitutes an internal echo of the ring composition of the Lithika as a whole. It does so by reminding the reader from another perspective of the two interlocked major themes of
An Unusual Type of Farm Pond
Abstract In certain areas of the mesquite country of southern New Mexico and Arizona, water is pumped by night into “tanks” and drawn off by day as required for irrigation purposes. Bass reproduce
Tyrtaeus and the Cult of Heroes
Moral 'clusters' in the Odyssey
TLDR
'Clusters' where three or more such terms are concentrated in a short passage are investigated, an effective, efficient device with which the poet can create a complex vision of events.
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