Gestures: Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy presented to Alan L Boegehold [Paperback]

Geoffrey W. Bakewell(Author); James P. Sickinger(Author)

ISBN: 9781785707834 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 368p, H9.52 x W6.69,
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These thirty essays were presented to Alan L Boegehold, a distinguished philologist and an inspirational teacher, on the occasion of his retirement and his seventy-fifth birthday. The contributions fall into two categories, each one reflecting Boegehold's diverse interests in classical studies: the first section includes essays on literary and philosophical topics, several of which pick up on the theme of "gestures"; the second section is representative of Boegehold's more specialised research in Greek epigraphy, history and law.

Table of Contents

Biography of Alan L Boeghold; A divine audience for the celebration of Asopichus' victory in Pindar's Fourteenth Olympian Ode (L Athanassaki)
Poi de kai pothen ; self-motion in Plato's Phaedrus (G W Bakewell)
Drinking from the sources: John Barton's Tantalus and the epic cycle (D Boedeker)
Mania and melancholy: Some Stoic texts on insanity (M Graver)
A gesture in Archilochos 118 (West)? (C Hahnemann)
When an identity was expected: The slaves in Aristophanes' Knights (J Henderson)
Nemesis and Phthonos (D Konstan)
A reading of Ausonius, Professores I (J Pucci)
Horace epi. 1.13: Compliments to Augustus (M C J Putnam)
When a gesture was misinterpreted: didonai titthion in Menander's Samia (A C Scafuro)
Optical illusions in ancient Greece (P Tribodeau)
Gesture (W F Wyatt, Jr)
Some observations on the Appianos sarcophagus (IGUR 1700) (G Bucher)
The first tragic contest: Revision revised (A P Burnett)
Notes for a philologist (J McK Camp)
Two passages in Thucydides (M Chambers)
Livy's narrative habit (J D Chaplin)
Athenian prostitution as a liberal profession (E E Cohen)
Sanides and Sanidia (John E Fischer)
Thuc. 2.13.3: 600 T. of tribute (C W Fornara)
Delivering the go(o)ds: Demetrius Poliorcetes and Hellenistic divine kingship (P Green)
Lysias 14 and 15. A note on the grafes astrateias (M H Hansen)
Counterproposal at Carthage (Aristotle, Politics II.11.5-6) (G L Huxley)
Kallias A (IG I3 52A) and Thucydides 2.13.3 (J Kennelly)
Slander in ancient Athens: A common law perspective (W T Loomis)
The bones of Orestes (D D Philips)
The ostracism of Damon (K A Raaflaub)
The date of Pnyx III: SEG XII 87, the law of Eukrates on tyranny (337/6 BC) (M B Richardson)
Archon dates, atthidographers and the sources of Ath. Pol. 22-26 (J P Sickinger)
A major Athenian letter-cutter ca. 410 to ca. 380: The cutter of IG II2 17 (S V Tracy)

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