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  1.  4
    Four Notes on Plato’s Symposium.Archibald Allen - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):378.
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    Poseidon and Zeus in Iliad 7 and Odyssey 13: On a Case of Homeric Imitation.Bernardo Ballesteros - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):259.
    This article aims to contribute to the current debate on how imitation in early Greek epic can be identified and assessed. Two divine scenes in Iliad Book 7 and Odyssey Book 13 are compared in the light of their traditional background and contextual significance. It is suggested that there are grounds to interpret this as a case of imitation on the Odyssey poet's part which, however, was not necessarily meant to elicit recognition of the subtext. A methodological point is made (...)
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  3. Two Conjectures in Plato.James Diggle - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):381.
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    The Nuremberg Fragment and the Carolingian Tradition of the “Historia Augusta" Das Nürnberger Fragment und die karolingische Überlieferung der “Historia Augusta".Lukas J. Dorfbauer - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):345.
    The present article provides a full description of the little known 9th century Nuremberg fragment of the "Historia Augusta" as well as an extensive discussion of the work's Carolingian manuscript tradition. It is demonstrated 1.) that the Nuremberg fragment most probably is a remnant of a volume from the former library of Murbach which was used by Erasmus and Froben for their edition of 1518, 2.) that M, the excerpts preserved in Vatican Pal. lat. 886, and also Vatican Pal. lat. (...)
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    Speaker assignations and characterization in Plaut. Bacch. 1120–1140 Sprecherzuweisungen, Dialogführung und Charakterisierung in Plaut. Bacch. 1120–1140. [REVIEW]Jan Felix Gaertner - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):312.
    For about 200 years, the opening verses of the final scene of Plautus's "Bacchides" have been commonly edited in such a fashion that the speaker assignations produce a contradictory and dramatically weak dialogue. By a few minor modifications, a coherent dialogue can be restored. The two Bacchis sisters are consistently characterized and their contrasting attitudes and temperaments correspond to those of the two old men, who, too, are presented as two opposites. Since the corresponding scene in Menander's "Dis Exapaton" must (...)
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  6. Adnotationes Super Lucanum 8, 618.Alessio Mancini - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):383.
    The scholion to Lucan, "Bellum Civile" 8, 618 that is found in the "Adnotationes super Lucanum" is at first sight pointless, but it becomes immediately meaningful if we accept the idea that the scholiast commented the text by systematically comparing it with Livy's narrative on those same events. This approach casts a new light on how these ancient commentators read Lucan and can be also useful to solve exegetical issues.
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    The End of Phrynichus' “Alcestis“: An Allusion in Eur. Alc. 850–4? Zum Ausgang der “Alkestis“ des Phrynichos: Eine Anspielung in Eur. Alc. 850–4? [REVIEW]Erik Pulz - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):278.
    The paper deals with the end of Phrynichus' “Alcestis“ and argues that the motif of Heracles' descent to Hades in Eur. Alc. 850–4 alludes to it. – In Phryn. TrGF i 3. F2 subject is not Heracles who fights against the personified death, but probably the old age which distresses Pheres.
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    Plato in the Theatre: The Gorgias in Dialogue with Euripides' Antiope Platon Im Theater: Der Gorgias Im Dialog MIT Euripides' Antiope.Michael Schramm - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):286.
    This paper examines the influence of Euripides on Plato, reflecting the intertextuality between Euripides' Antiope und Plato's Gorgias. It is argued that the final part of the Gorgias is a serious philosophical answer to the tragic aporias, which Euripides dramatically staged in his Antiope and which the viewer should answer for himself according to the conception of Euripidean tragedy.
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  9. Ein verderbtes und ein verschobenes Textstück im zehnten Kapitel der Aristotelischen Hermeneutik.Hermann Weidemann - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):301.
    The present article is devoted to the second part of chapter 10 of Aristotle's De interpretatione, which mainly deals with the logical relations between statements whose predicate is finite and statements whose predicate is infinite. I attempt to show that this part of the chapter contains both a section the text of which is corrupt and a section which is misplaced. In the former section the likely false reading of the manuscripts τηδɛ... η αντικειμɛνη τι... should be corrected into η (...)
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    Pompey, Minerva and Rome’s Presence in the Near East.Eleonora Zampieri - 2020 - Hermes 148 (3):324.
    This paper deals with the political implications of the dedication of a temple to Minerva in Rome by Pompey the Great after his Eastern campaign. Among the hypotheses on the reasons for the choice of this goddess by the general, Palmer's – that this Minerva has to be put in connection with the Athena of Troy – is here considered as the most likely, and is thus analysed in depth. Pompey's dedication arguably derives its meaning from earlier relationships between the (...)
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    Castellus or Catellus? A Textual Note on Cassiodorus, Variae 11.22.Marco Cristini - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):255.
    This paper discusses the reading Castellus in Cassiod. Var. 11.22 and concludes that the reading Catellus is to be preferred.
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    A Poetics of Competition in Conjugal Bedroom Conversation in the "Iliad", the "Odyssey", and the "Argonautica".Katharina Epstein - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):128.
    Both aggressive and non-aggressive strategies of competition pervade the poetics of the "Iliad", the "Odyssey", and the "Argonautica", shaping the expression of narrator-ethos and implicit standards of poetic quality. Studying a poetics of competition in scenes of conjugal bedroom conversation in Il. 3.421–448, Od. 23.295–343, and A. R. 4.1068–1111 benefits understanding of the text-immanent strategies employed to achieve and advertise the superior quality of these poems. The poetics of competition in Il. 3.421–448 can be read against Middle-Eastern poetry and the (...)
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    Kritische Kleinigkeiten zu Prudentius.Christian Gnilka - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):245.
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    Lukan 1,227: Credidimus Pactis.Peter Habermehl - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):242.
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    Antinous and the Games of the Koinon of the Achaeans and the Arcadians in Mantinea.Rocío Gordillo Hervás - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):218.
    Hadrian's agonistic calendar, as it was found inscribed in a stele of Alexandria Troad, mentions within its fourth Olympic year the "games of the Koinon of the Achaeans and Arcadians which are celebrated in Mantinea". Following the interpretation of the editors of the stele, G. Petzl and E. Schwertheim, this article aims to identify these games as those which were organized by the city in honour of Antinous. The epigraphic sources that mention the Mantinean games, mainly those related to the (...)
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  16. Aristophanes, Frogs 1028–29.David Sansone - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):232.
    At Ar. Ran. 1028 read ην ηκoυσ ɛυχην for the metrically defective ηνικ' ηκoυσα.
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    Neros Stimme: die Kritik an der kaiserlichen vox/φωνή in der griechischrömischen Literatur.Verena Schulz - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):198.
    This paper analyses discussions of Nero's voice in texts critical of the emperor, above all the works of Tacitus, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio. It argues that criticism of Nero's voice centres around four topics: Nero's hubristic longing for a divine revelation of his voice ; Nero's training and care of his voice in a way that is too professional, distracts him from his imperial duties, and is still unsuccessful; the caricature of Nero's voice as female or animalistic; the orator Nero's (...)
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    The Problem of Lygdamus and Ovid Reconsidered.Ted Somerville - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):173.
    In this paper I will examine the relationship between some well known parallel passages of Lygdamus and Ovid, but not according to the method laid out in the influential articles of Lee and Axelson. Instead of looking for signs of inept borrowing, I will ask whether Ovid, in these passages, does anything that suggests his characteristic manner of allusion. In each case, it will become apparent that Ovid alters the passage of Lygdamus in a way that is typical of his (...)
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    Casting a New Light on Pompeius' Cura Annonae.Frederik Juliaan Vervaet - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):149.
    That Cn. Pompeius Magnus was charged with the Roman cura annonae in September 57 is a fact quite well known to Roman historians and all interested in the history of the late Republic. Although Pompeius' grain commission in many respects represented a novel development, relatively few have bothered to study the fine detail of what happened to be the third and final extraordinary proconsulship of his remarkable career, signifying that several important questions remain largely unanswered 1. After a brief discussion (...)
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    Ptolemy I and the Succession Issue.Ian Worthington - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):236.
    Ptolemy I set aside his eldest son Ptolemy Ceraunus and instead made his younger son Ptolemy his successor. Various explanations have been advanced, but none is compelling. In this article, I put forward two hitherto unexplored avenues: first, Ptolemy's relations with Eurydice and Berenice, and second, Ceraunus' own ambitions as they pertained to mastery of Greece and Macedonia. The latter especially led Ptolemy, motivated by his own failures in trying to secure Greece and how they compromised the security of his (...)
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  21. Σκῆψις tragica.Marco Gemin - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):119.
    The term σκηψις in tragedy is analyzed. It is mostly used in similar situations, involving deceit and exile, and it is often related to Orestes' destiny. Some of the occurences in Sophocles and Euripides are surely derived from the first one in Aeschylus.
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  22. Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria as a Literary Work.Piet Gerbrandy - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):38.
    While no classicist would deny that Quintilian's "Institutio oratoria" is the most complete handbook of rhetoric transmitted from Antiquity, the work is usually mined for its information on both the Roman educational system and technical aspects of the art of speaking. The "Institutio" may be useful as a guide to eloquence, but its author frequently hints to higher aspirations. This article focuses on the literary merits of the "Institutio", arguing that it deliberately competes with the poetical works of Horace, Vergil, (...)
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    Fragment of a Woman: Cicero, Licinia, Her Mother and Female Interactions During the Roman Republic (Cic. Fam. 7,23) Frau Im Fragment: Cicero, Licinia, Ihre Mutter Und Weibliches Handeln in der Römischen Republik. [REVIEW]Ann-Cathrin Harders - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):23.
    An incidental remark on an otherwise unknown Licinia in Cic.fam. 7,23 offers insights into family relations and female interactions during the first century BCE. The paper provides a prosopographical analysis of Licinia, placing her as half-sister to the Cassii Longini, and of her unnamed mother, who via marriage interlinked three different kinship groups, and thus highlights Rome's complicated kinship ties. Furthermore, the role of women within these family ties is discussed on a macro level – the social role of kinship (...)
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    The Reputation of the Manteis in the Century After the Sicilian Expedition.W. V. Harris - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):4.
    In Greek myth and history manteis had a respected position, which did not, however, save them from being mocked by the fifth-century comic poets. They possessed a distinct technê, which was considered especially important in warfare but useful for other purposes too. This article considers their social profile, and the varied reactions to them of diverse elements in the population. The manteis encouraged the Sicilian Expedition and suffered some reputational consequences from its failure. But in the fourth century they retained (...)
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    Glückliches Leben und höchstes Gut: Über eine bislang unbemerkte Textversetzung in Senecas Schrift De vita beata.Bernd Ludwig - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):124.
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    Viva vox und weiches Wachs: Plinius bei Hieronymus.Markus Mülke - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):69.
    In the introductory part of his first letter to Paulinus, Jerome recurs to a famous literary model: Plinius the Younger. While using his letters 2, 3 and 7, 9 as eminent examples of pagan epistolography and, at the same time, transforming them for Christian purposes, Jerome combines the reception of Plinius with intertextual allusions to other classical authors, i.e.Quintilian and Seneca, and, not the least, to the biblical text, namely Paul's “Letter to Galatians" and the “Epistle to the Hebrews".
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    THe Self as Hypernoetic Intellect in Plotinus’ Philosophy.Mateusz Stróżyński - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):53.
    The article examines the nature of the self in Plotinus' philosophy and particularly what scholars have called the mobile or fluid self, as opposed to the static, hierarchical structure of the individual soul. This freely moving self, able to fall into the sensible realm and return to the One, is one of the most intriguing ideas of Plotinus. However, there seems to have been little attempt to locate this self within the Plotinian metaphysics and anthropology. In the paper it is (...)
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    The “Arithmetica" of Metrodorus: A Reconstruction Based on the Scholia and Epigrams of the Greek Anthology (Book 14) Das Rechenbuch des Metrodor: Eine Rekonstruktion aus den Epigrammen und Scholien der Anthologia Graeca.Jenny Teichmann - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):86.
    The paper presents a late antique collection of arithmetical epigrams attributed to Metrodorus. The main aim is a reconstruction of Metrodorus' text, that consisted of roughly 40 mathematical problems plus solutions. The reconstruction is based on the epigrams and scholia to be found in the Greek Anthology. The first section of the paper deals with questions of textual transmission, authorship, dating, language and style. The second part examines typical topics of the epigrams, their place in the literary tradition, instances of (...)
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