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    S. J. Harrison (2004). Apuleius: A Latin Sophist. OUP Oxford.
    This book provides the first general account of the works of the Latin writer Apuleius, most famous for his great novel the `Metamorphoses' or `Golden Ass'. Living in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was more than an author; he was an orator and professional intellectual, Platonist philosopher, extraordinary stylist, relentless self-promoter, as well as a versatile author of a remarkably diverse body of other work, much of which is lost to us.
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    S. J. Harrison (1993). Donkey Business. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 43 (1):63-64.
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    S. J. Harrison (1995). S. Farron: Vergiľs Aeneid: A Poem of Grief and Love (Mnemosyne, Suppl. 122.) Pp. Xii+174. Leiden, New York, Cologne: E. J. Brill, 1993. Gld. 75/$43. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 45 (01):161-162.
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    S. J. Harrison (1993). Soracte Scrutinised. The Classical Review 43 (01):48-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1986). Tales of Turnus. The Classical Review 36 (01):40-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1996). Allegorizing the Aeneid. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 46 (1):19-21.
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    S. J. Harrison (2001). Halls Full of Girls? Catullus 89.3. Classical Quarterly 51 (1):304-305.
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    S. J. Harrison (1998). The Lark Ascending: Corydon, Corydon (Vergil, Ecl. 7.70). Classical Quarterly 48 (01):310-.
    At the end of the singing contest of Thyrsis and Corydon in the seventh Eclogue, the narrator Meliboeus summarizes its result in the poem's last lines.
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    S. J. Harrison (1986). Virgil's Iliad K. W. Gransden: Virgil's Iliad. An Essay on Epic Narrative. Pp. X + 221. Cambridge University Press, 1984. £22.50 (Paper, £7.95). [REVIEW] The Classical Review 36 (01):38-40.
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    S. J. Harrison (1991). Actas del VII Simposio Nacional de Estudios Clásicos (Buenos Aires, 1982). Pp. xvi + 484; frontispiece. Buenos Aires: Associación Argentina de Estudios Clásicos, 1986. Paper. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (01):233-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1992). Rosalba Dimundo: Properzio 4.7: Dalla variante di un modello letterario alla costante di una unità tematica. (Scrinia, 1.) Pp. xviii + 214. Bari: Edipuglia, 1990. Paper, L. 22,000. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 42 (01):193-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1990). The Speaking Book: The Prologue to Apuleius' Metamorphoses. Classical Quarterly 40 (02):507-.
    at ego tibi sermone isto Milesio varias fabulas conseram auresque tuas benivolas lepido susurro permulceam, modo si papyrum Aegyptiam argutia Nilotici calami inscriptam non spreveris inspicere. figuras fortunasque hominum in alias imagines conversas et in se rursum mutuo nexu refectas, ut mireris, exordior. ‘quis ille?’ paucis accipe. Hymettos Attica et Isthmos Ephyrea et Taenaros Spartiatica, glebae felices aeternum libris felicioribus conditae, mea vetus prosapia est; ibi linguam Atthidem primis pueritiae stipendiis merui, mox in urbe Latia advena studiorum Quiritium indigenam sermonem (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1986). Tales of Turnus Peter Schenk: Die Gestalt des Turnus in Vergils Aeneis. (Beiträge zur klassischen Philologie, 164.) Pp. 420. Königstein/Ts.: Anton Hain, 1984. DM. 74. Cornelia Renger: Aeneas und Turnus. Analyse einer Feindschaft. (Studien zur klassischen Philologie, 11.) Pp. 109. Frankfurt am Main/Berne: Peter Lang, 1985. Paper, Sw. Fr. 27. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 36 (01):40-44.
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    S. J. Harrison (1993). Donkey Business Carl C. Schlam: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius: On Making an Ass of Oneself. Pp. X + 176; 6 Black and White Figures. London: Duckworth, 1992. £25. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 43 (01):63-64.
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    S. J. Harrison (1993). Soracte Scrutinised Lowell Edmunds: From a Sabine Jar: Reading Horace, Odes 1.9. Pp. Xviii + 159. Chapel Hill, N.C. And London: University of North Carolina Press, 1992. $27.45. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 43 (01):48-50.
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    S. J. Harrison (1991). The New Loeb Apuleius J. Arthur Hanson (Ed., Tr.): Apuleius, Metamorphoses. (Loeb Classical Library.) 2 Vols. Vol. I, Books I–VI: Pp. Xvii + 371; Vol. II, Books VII–XI: Pp. Vi + 377. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 1989. £9.95 Per Vol. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (01):83-84.
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    S. J. Harrison (1990). Public and Private in the Aeneid Susan Ford Wiltshire: Public and Private in Vergil's Aeneid. Pp. Xiv+172. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989. $22.50. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 40 (01):27-28.
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    S. J. Harrison (1994). Colouring the Aeneid R. J. Edgeworth: The Colors of the Aeneid. (American University Studies, 17.) Pp. Xvi+334. New York, Paris, Bern, Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang, 1992. DM 33. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 44 (02):277-278.
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    S. J. Harrison (1986). Ovid Decoded? Frederick Ahl: Metaformations. Soundplay and Wordplay in Ovid and Other Classical Poets. Pp. 352. Ithaca, N.Y. And London: Cornell University Press, 1985. $32.95. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 36 (02):236-237.
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    S. J. Harrison (1987). Vergilian Varieties Richard A. Cardwell, Janet Hamilton (Edd.): Virgil in a Cultural Tradition. Essays to Celebrate the Bimillennium. (University of Nottingham Monographs in the Humanities, 4.) Pp. Iii+146. University of Nottingham, 1986. Paper. J. D. Bernard (Ed.): Virgil at 2000. Commemorative Essays on the Poet and His Influence. (A.M.S. Ars Poetica, 3.) Pp. Xiv + 342; 12 Plates. New York: A.M.S. Press, 1986. $30.50. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 37 (02):175-177.
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    S. J. Harrison (1987). Vergil Perspectivized Marzia Bonfanti: Punto di vista e modi della narrazione nell' Eneide. (Biblioteca di 'md'.) Pp. 288. Pisa: Giardini, 1985. Paper. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 37 (02):173-175.
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    S. J. Harrison (1989). Severin Koster: Ille Ego Qui: Dichter zwischen Wort und Macht. (Erlanger Forschungen Reihe A, Geisteswissenschaften, Band 42.) Pp. 115. Erlangen: Univ.-Bibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1988. Paper, DM 28. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 39 (02):399-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1995). M. Janan: ' When the Lamp is Shattered'. Desire and Narrative in Catullus. Pp. Xviii+204. Carbondale, Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994. Cased. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 45 (02):441-442.
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    S. J. Harrison (1991). Partial Prophecies James J. O'Hara: Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid. Pp. Xii + 207. Princeton University Press, 1990. $32.50. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (02):327-328.
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    S. J. Harrison (2002). Virgil and the Conspiracy Theorists R. F. Thomas: Virgil and the Augustan Reception . Pp. XX + 324. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Cased, +40. Isbn: 0-521-78288-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 52 (02):292-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1991). Aeneas Analysed C. J. Mackie: The Characterisation of Aeneas. (Scottish Classical Studies, 4.) Pp. X + 247. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1988. £12.50. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (01):54-55.
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    S. J. Harrison (1989). Antoinette Novara: Poésie virgilienne de la mémoire: questions sur l'histoire dans l'Énéide 8. (Vates, 2.) Pp. 144. Clermont-Ferrand: Adosa, 1986. Paper, 180 frs. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 39 (02):390-391.
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    S. J. Harrison (1990). The Cost of Power J. H. Bishop: The Cost of Power: Studies in the Aeneid of Virgil. (University of New England Monographs, 4.) Pp. Iv + 369. Armidale, N.S.W.: University of New England, 1988. Paper. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 40 (02):264-266.
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    S. J. Harrison (1990). Pier Vincenzo Cova: Il poeta Vario. (Scienze filologiche e storia, Brescia, 2.) Pp. 144. Milan: Vita e Pensiero: Pubblicazioni della Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Paper, L. 20,000. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 40 (02):487-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1988). L. Ceccarelli: L'allitterazione a vocale interposta variabile in Virgilio. (Collana di Filologia Classica, 4.) Pp. vi+186. Rome: Japadre, 1986. Paper, L. 25,000. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 38 (02):411-412.
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    S. J. Harrison (1987). Vergilian Varieties. The Classical Review 37 (02):175-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1998). Dividing the Dinner: Book Divisions in Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis. Classical Quarterly 48 (02):580-585.
    The information transmitted on the numeration of the books of Petronius' Satyrica is notoriously contradictory. Parts of the extant fragmentary text are variously assigned to Books 14–16: the testimonia are clearly set out in Muller's recent fourth edition , and briefly discussed by Sullivan: of Müller's testimonia, no. 10 places Sat. 89.1 in Book 15, no. 13 puts Sat. 20.5 in Book 14, no. 21 identifies the Cena Trimalchionis as Book 15, and no. 22 suggests that excerpts from Sat. 6–141 (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (2010). Laudes Helenae (R.) Ferri, (J.M.) Seo, (K.) Volk (Edd.) Callida Musa: Papers on Latin Literature in Honor of R. Elaine Fantham. (Materiali E Discussioni Per l'Analisi Dei Testi Classici 61.) Pp. 268, Figs. Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2009. Cased €70. ISBN: 978-88-6227-175-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 60 (02):445-447.
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    S. J. Harrison (1991). The New Loeb Apuleius. The Classical Review 41 (01):83-.
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    S. J. Harrison (2006). Baltes (M.), Lakmann (M.-L.), Dillon (J.M.), Donini (P.), Häfner (R.), Karfíková (L.) Apuleius: De deo Socratis. Über den Gott des Sokrates . Eingeleitet, übersetzt und mit interpretierenden Essays versehen . (SAPERE: Scripta Antiquitatis Posterioris ad Ethicam Religionemque Pertinentia 7.) Pp. 230. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2004. Cased, SFr 49.90, €29.90. ISBN: 3-534-15573-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 56 (01):139-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1996). Mythological Incest: Catullus 88. Classical Quarterly 46 (02):581-.
    Here Gellius, also the target of poems 74, 80, 89, 90, 91 and 116, is accused of incest with his mother, sister, and aunt. This accusation is coupled with the only extended mythological reference to be found in the group of short Catullan epigrams 69–116:2 not even Tethys or Oceanus can wash out Gellius' crimes. This notion that large bodies of water are unable to wash away the stain of crime is of course a topos going back to Greek tragedy, (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1988). Deflating the Odes: Horace, Epistles 1.20. Classical Quarterly 38 (02):473-.
    Epistles 1.20, the last poem of its book, begins with an elaborate joke on the entry of Horace's book of epistles into the world and ends with a well-known σραγς describing the poet himself. It will be argued here that this final poem recalls and subverts the pretensions of two earlier final poems in Horace's own Odes, and that its good-humoured depreciation of Horace himself is matched by a similar attitude towards his previous grand poetic claims as a lyric vates.
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    S. J. Harrison (1997). A Conjecture on Ovid, Metamorphoses 4.243. Classical Quarterly 47 (02):608-.
    Ovid, Metamorphoses 4.243–4: nec tu iam poteras enectum pondere terrae tollere, nympha, caput, corpusque exsangue iacebas.
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    S. J. Harrison (1993). A Roman Hecale: Ovid Fasti 3.661–74. Classical Quarterly 43 (02):455-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1992). Fuscus the Stoic: Horace Odes 1.22 and Epistles 1.10. Classical Quarterly 42 (02):543-.
    Our information on Horace's friend Aristius Fuscus, whom he addresses in Odes 1.22 and Epistles 1.10, is neatly summed up by Nisbet and Hubbard: ‘he was a close friend of Horace's . He wrote comedies and seems to have had a sense of humour: it was he who refused to rescue Horace from the ‘importunate man’ in the Sacra Via . Horace says elsewhere that he was a town-lover, who disliked the countryside ; here he amuses him with an account (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1984). Evander, Jupiter and Arcadia. Classical Quarterly 34 (02):487-.
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    S. J. Harrison (1983). Cicero and 'Crurifragium'. Classical Quarterly 33 (02):453-.
    Quid enim? si Daphitae fatum fuit ex equo cadere atque ita perire, ex hocne equo, qui cum equus non esset nomen habebat alienum ? aut Philippus hasne in capulo quadrigulas vitare monebatur? quasi vero capulo sit occisus. Quid autem magnum aut naufragum illum sine nomine in rivo esse lapsum – quamquam huic quidem his scribit in aqua esse pereundum? ne hercule Icadii quidem praedonis video fatum ullum; nihil enim scribit ei praedictum: quid mirum igitur ex spelunca saxum in crura eius (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1992). The Arms of Capaneus: Statius, Thebaid 4.165–77. Classical Quarterly 42 (01):247-.
    The lack of a separate commentary on the fourth book of Statius' Thebaid has meant that many significant details in this description of Capaneus in the catalogue of the Seven have gone unremarked. This article aims to fill the deficiency, pointing out the rich literary allusions, artful symbolism and the careful use of language in this well written passage.
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    S. J. Harrison (1988). Horace, Odes 3.7: An Erotic Odyssey? Classical Quarterly 38 (01):186-.
    Horace's Asterie ode has been somewhat neglected by critics. Fraenkel, uninterested in the erotic odes, fails to mention it, and others see it as merely counterbalancing the preceding six Roman Odes by its frivolity and light irony. However, it is one of Horace's most subtle and best-organized erotic odes, matching the more obvious conventions of Latin love-elegy with a romanticized Odyssey as an underlying framework.
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    S. J. Harrison & M. Winterbottom (1995). The New Passage of Tiberius Claudius Donatus. Classical Quarterly 45 (02):547-.
    Peter Marshall has done what all those concerned with manuscripts dream of doing: he has turned up a substantial lost portion of an ancient text. His discovery is related, with great modesty, in an article in Manuscripta 37 , 3–20, where he prints for the first time Tiberius Claudius Donatus' commentary on Virgil, Aeneid 6.1–157, edited from a gathering written in the sixteenth century and now bound into Vaticanus Latinus 8222 ff. 2r–9v. We offer here some emendations to the text (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1988). Three Notes on Apuleius. Classical Quarterly 38 (01):265-.
    I quote Griffiths' translation: ‘A crown of many designs with all kinds of flowers had girt her lofty head; in its centre a flat disk above the forehead shone with a clear light in the manner of a mirror or indeed the moon, while on its right and left it was embraced by coils of uprising snakes; from above it was adorned also with outstretched ears of corn’. This is the detailed description of the crown worn by Isis in her (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1988). Horace, Satires 2.4.61. Classical Quarterly 38 (02):566-.
    Here Horace's Catius lists restorative foods for drinkers. There seem to be two stages of drinking and two corresponding restoratives: the ‘marcens’ or drooping imbiber may be revived for more by prawns and snails, but not by lettuce, bad for the acidic and vinous stomach, while the man who is further gone needs ham and sausages or anything of that sort from the cook-shops. ‘Immorsus’ causes some difficulty here. It is usually taken with an understood ‘stomachus’ and translated ‘roused’ or (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1989). Augustus, the Poets, and the Spolia Opima. Classical Quarterly 39 (02):408-.
    The winning of the ultimate military honour of spolia opima, spoils taken personally from an enemy commander killed by a Roman commander, traditionally occurred only three times in Roman history, the winners being Romulus in the legendary period, A. Cornelius Cossus in either 437 or 426 and M. Claudius Marcellus in 222 B.C.1 The dedication-place of these special spoils was the temple of Jupiter Feretrius on the Capitol, traditionally founded by Romulus for the purpose, and considered the oldest temple in (...)
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    S. J. Harrison (1987). Horace, Epode 6.16. Classical Quarterly 37 (02):523-.
    Here Horace gives warning to an adversary of his powers of literary attack, comparing himself with the great iambists Archilochus and Hipponax . The general sense of the last two lines seems clear: ‘If someone attacks me , shall I weep like a mere boy?’, i.e. ‘Am I not to take revenge?’.
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    S. J. Harrison (1994). Ferox Scelerum? A Note on Tacitus, Annals 4.12.2. Classical Quarterly 44 (02):557-.
    Commentators on this passage have drawn attention to the unusual genitive in the phrase ferox scelerum, ‘fierce in his crimes’: ‘this adj. seems here alone to take an objective genitive’, says Furneaux, while Martin and Woodman state that ‘the dependent genitive of an external attribute, evidently on the analogy of its use with personal characteristics , seems unparalleled and is perhaps intended to suggest that Sejanus' criminality was innate’. Most commentators add a reference to Sallust's description of Jugurtha as sceleribus (...)
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