POxy XXX 2513: Iphigenia in the Corinthiaca of Eumelus

Toward a commented edition of Eumelus

Similar to other fellows, in my first post I am presenting my main research project. In the course of nearly a decade, the interest in and knowledge about the epic material attributed to Eumelus of Corinth has grown remarkably. On this area, I myself have endeavored to contribute via a series of studies beginning in 2003 to the present, including the monograph L’epica perduta. Eumelo, il Ciclo, l’occidente (Rome, «L’Erma»… Read more

Greek literature in the crocodile temple

Since I spent part of the past week working on a new (Greek) literary fragment from the dossier of the priests of Soknebtunis, I thought that I would devote this post to some brief remarks concerning the Greek reading interests of the Tebtunis clerics. Even a cursory examination of the evidence indicates that John Tait’s assessment—“not cut off from Greek culture, but their concern with it was curiously limited” (in… Read more

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