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  1. Castellus or Catellus? A Textual Note on Cassiodorus, Variae 11.22.Marco Cristini - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):255-256.
    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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  2. A Poetics of Competition in Conjugal Bedroom Conversation in the "Iliad", the "Odyssey", and the "Argonautica".Katharina Epstein - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):128-148.
    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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  3. Kritische Kleinigkeiten zu Prudentius.Christian Gnilka - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):245-254.
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  4. Lukan 1,227: Credidimus Pactis.Peter Habermehl - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):242-244.
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  5. Antinous and the Games of the Koinon of the Achaeans and the Arcadians in Mantinea.Rocío Gordillo Hervás - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):218-231.
    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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  6. Aristophanes, Frogs 1028–29.David Sansone - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):232-235.
    At Ar. Ran. 1028 read ην ηκoυσ ɛυχην for the metrically defective ηνικ' ηκoυσα.
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  7. Neros Stimme: Die Kritik an der Kaiserlichen Vox/Φωνη in der Griechisch-Römischen Literatur.Verena Schulz - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):198-217.
    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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  8. The Problem of Lygdamus and Ovid Reconsidered.Ted Somerville - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):173-197.
    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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  9. Casting a New Light on Pompeius' Cura Annonae.Frederik Juliaan Vervaet - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):149-172.
    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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  10. Ptolemy I and the Succession Issue.Ian Worthington - 2020 - Hermes 148 (2):236-241.
    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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  11. Σκηψις Tragica.Marco Gemin - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):119-123.
    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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  12. Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria as a Literary Work.Piet Gerbrandy - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):38-52.
    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):23-37.
    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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  14. The Reputation of the Manteis in the Century After the Sicilian Expedition.W. V. Harris - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):4-22.
    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):124-126.
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    Viva Vox Und Weiches Wachs: Plinius Bei Hieronymus.Markus Mülke - 2020 - Hermes 148 (1):69-85.
    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):53-68.
    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):86-118.
    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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