Language/Literature

Ἀχαιοί, Ἀργεῖοι, Δαναοί: Revisiting the system of denomination of the Greeks in the Homeric epics

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:OikonomakiA.Achaioi_Argeioi_Danaoi.2018 My aim in this project is to examine the system of the denomination of the Greeks within the epic’s plot from a contextual point of view and call into question the general assumption of a haphazard use of the three terms in the Homeric epics. The question… Read more

Aristotle as a name-giver: the cognitive aspect of his theory and practice

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:ChritiM.Aristotle_as_a_Name-giver.2018 In this survey an attempt is made to examine whether Aristotle’s approaches to language, as depicted in his theory and practice, can be paralleled with those that gave rise to the fundamental principles of cognitive linguistics, the field which concentrates on what happens in the human mind… Read more

Computational Analysis of the Corpus Platonicum

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:KoentgesT.Computational_Analysis_of_the_Corpus_Platonicum.2018 Abstract The Corpus Platonicum is one of the most well-known and most influential works of ancient literature. Yet, it still has unresolved challenges regarding its tetralogical form and the authorship of some of the works. In addition, tracing its ideas through two millennia of Greek literature requires… Read more

Myth and Philosophy in Late Antique Neoplatonism: Porphyry of Tyre (c. 234-305)

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:ViltaniotiIF.Myth_and_Philosophy_in_Late_Antique_Neoplatonism.2018 During my term at the CHS (Fall 2017), I have jointly worked on: (a) my CHS project, focusing on the reception and interpretation of traditional (especially Homeric) and philosophical (Platonic) myths in Porphyry of Tyre (c. 234-305), Plotinus’ pupil and editor; (b) secondarily, the KU Leuven research… Read more

Kestós Himás: Phraseology and Thematic Indo-European Inherited Structures in Greek Myth

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:MassettiL.Kestos_Himas.2018 Abstract In this project, I investigate a number of Greek mythological traditions by means of a comparative approach. Concretely, I focus on the fire-myth, i.e., on the story of the fire-invention through theft and deceit. My research reveals that the phraseology, the epithets, and the names, which… Read more