Language/Literature

Unheard Melodies: Music and Meaning in Ancient Greek and Roman Theater

Citation with persistent identifier: Moore, Timothy J. “Unheard Melodies: Music and Meaning in Ancient Greek and Roman Theater.” CHS Research Bulletin 7 (2019). http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:MooreT.Unheard_Melodies.2019 Abstract Virtually all theater in the Greco-Roman world was musical theater. Iambic trimeters were almost always spoken without accompaniment, but other meters were almost always sung or chanted… Read more

Homer in the Margins: Literary Citation and the Ancient Commentary

Citation with persistent identifier: Smith, Joshua. “Homer in the Margins: Literary Citation and the Ancient Commentary.” CHS Research Bulletin 7 (2019). http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:SmithJ.Homer_in_the_Margins.2019 Abstract My project is an analysis of how and why Homer was cited by ancient Greek scholars in their commentaries to other authors, as evidenced by the extant scholia. On… Read more

The Metaphors of Conscientia in Seneca’s Epistles

Citation with persistent identifier: Németh, Attila. “The Metaphors of Conscientia in Seneca’s Epistles.” CHS Research Bulletin 7 (2019). http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:NemethA.The_Metaphors_of_Conscientia.2019 Abstract In his philosophical works Seneca masterfully applies an inherited stock of imagery to illuminate some Stoic technical terminology in a context that is more meaningful and familiar to his Roman and later… Read more

Epics and Ritual: Reconsidering Homeric Performance in Ancient Greece

Citation with persistent identifier: Brouillet, Manon. “Epics and Ritual: Reconsidering Homeric Performance in Ancient Greece.” CHS Research Bulletin 7 (2019). http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:BrouilletM.Epics_and_Ritual.2019 Abstract My project on Homeric epics and ritual seeks to explore the link between the massive importance of Homeric epics in Greek polytheism, as stated by Herodotus himself, and their performance during religious… Read more

A Psychological Study of Dreams in Hellenistic Poetry

Citation with persistent identifier: Karamitsou, Dimitra. “A Psychological Study of Dreams in Hellenistic Poetry.” CHS Research Bulletin 7 (2019). http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:BoufalisD.A_Psychological_Study_of_Dreams_in_Hellenistic_Poetry.2019 Abstract The aim of my paper is to examine the dreams in Hellenistic poetry and to decode them based on the dreamers’ internal world, as this is represented by the poet. In Homer, dreams… Read more