Volume 6

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

Sensing the ancient world: The multiple dimensions of ancient Graeco-Roman art

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:BronsC.Sensing_the_Ancient_World.2018 Introduction The five senses -visual, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, and auditory– are mostly perceived as something we as archaeologists cannot study – a kind of invisible past – and therefore often ignored in scholarship. So far, archaeology has mainly engaged with and studied direct material evidence in the… 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

A Measured Harvest: Grain, Tithes, and Territories in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (276-31 BCE)

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:WalthallA.A_Measured_Harvest.2018 Abstract During the reign of the Syracusan monarch Hieron II (276-215 BCE), Sicily’s famed agricultural resources were, for the first time, comprehensively mobilized through an administrative system designed to collect an annual grain tithe from cities within his kingdom. Hieron’s administration was so effective that the Romans,… Read more

Dogmata, Rules, Prohibitions: an overall investigation of the Pythagorean symbola

Persistent identifier: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:FerellaC.Dogmata_Rules_Prohibitions.2018 Abstract As part of a large body of traditional Pythagorean wisdom, symbola are short sentences concerning diverse topics including cosmology, ethics, ritual and cult, dietary precepts as well as regulations of everyday behaviour. Pythagorean followers considered them the most important and most characteristic of the master’s teachings. Read more