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Research Bulletin

Dedicated to the work of fellows at the Center for Hellenic Studies

Numbers, counting, and calculation in Attic oratory

Abstract My project studies the role of numbers, counting, and calculation in Attic oratory. At the CHS, I focused on two issues. The first is the relationship between numbers and prose style. In oratory, numbers tend to appear near the end of sentences, as they also do in inscriptions. This recurring organizational pattern encourages the audience to focus on the numbers and perhaps facilitates calculation. Numbers also lend themselves to… Read more

Odysseus in Aeschylean Drama: Revisiting the Fragments

Abstract During my year-long appointment as a CHS-AUTH fellow in Hellenic Studies, I had the opportunity to work on my research project: Odysseus in Aeschylean Drama: Revisiting the Fragments. In my paper I examine the highly fragmentary Aeschylean trilogy concerning Odysseus’ nostos, which consists of the plays Psychagogoi, Penelope, and Ostologoi. A close reading of the surviving fragments allows us to hypothesize that Aeschylus employs various mechanisms and techniques through… Read more

Women in medicine: an epigraphic research

The current study presents 28 epigraphic testimonies of women who practice medicine in a wide geographic area, such as: Attica, Macedonia, Thrace, Asia Minor and Hispania, from 3rd century BCE to 6th century CE, outlining at the same time the different terms used to articulate and refer to the medical profession. Although the majority of these women were referred to as μαῖα or ἰατρίνη, two cases of women were interestingly… Read more

Phaedra and Hippolytus: the intertextual journey of the mytheme in 21st century’s drama plays

In the context of the one-year fellowship offered to me by the collaborative programme between the Center for Hellenic Studies and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki I have completed the article titled “Phaedra and Hippolytus: the intertextual journey of the mytheme in 21st century’s drama plays”. The article proposes an intertextual approach to the timeless myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus by looking at its various adaptations, particularly in the Greek… Read more

The Rhythm of Greek Oral Poetry: Prosody, Accentual Groups and Metrical Anomalies

Kelma! Kelma! Xi tkun inti?Minn fejn ġejt? Meta tnissilt?[…]Ġejt kif ġejt, int l-isbaħ, l-akbar,fost kemm hawn egħġubijet. Word, O word! What are you? Where do you come from? How were you born? […] Anyway, you are the prettiest and greatest of all wonders.Dun Karm (National Poet of Malta), Il-kelma 1–2, 5–6 §0. In October 2018, I applied to Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (henceforth CHS) with the project “The… Read more

The End of the Histories: Land, Wealth, and Empire in Herodotus

Abstract The monograph interrogates the close of the first historical work, Herodotus’ Histories, as an entrée to key refrains in the work as a whole, including migration, wealth, and empire. K. Scarlett Kingsley (Agnes Scott College) and Tim Rood (Oxford) approach this passage ‘in the round’, examining its immediate context at the end of the Greco-Persian Wars and the beginning of Athenian imperial dominance; its interrelations with episodes stretching back… Read more


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