Current and Upcoming Research Projects

 

 

 

 

a) Senior Researchers and Collaborations:

 

 

 

Homer

 

Bakker, Egbert:

A Commentary on Book 9 of the Odyssey (Greek and Roman Classics, CUP)

Affiliation: University of Yale

Link: http://classics.yale.edu/people/egbert-bakker

 

Bierl, Anton / Latacz, Joachim:

Basler Homer-Kommentar (SNF)

Affiliation: Universität Basel

Link: https://klaphil.unibas.ch/graezistik/griech/bk/

 

Bowie, Angus:

Homer, Iliad 3 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Cambridge University Press)

Homer, Iliad 21-24 (Greek and Latin Writers Series: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla and Arnoldo Mondadori Editore)

Affiliation: University of Oxford

Link: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/angusbowie.html

 

Nagy, Gregory / Sutton, Dana:

Homer and the Papyri Database

Affiliation: Harvard University

http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/1168

 

Pulleyn, Simon:

Homer, Odyssey Book I edited with a translation, introduction, vocabulary and commentary.

Affiliation: Independent Scholar, Oxford University Press

 

Strauss Clay, Jenny:

A Commentary on Book 23 of the Iliad

Affiliation: University of Virginia

Link: http://classics.virginia.edu/people/profile/jsc2t

 

 

 

Hesiod

 

Currie, Bruno:

Hesiod and Myth

Affiliation: University of Oxford

Link: http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/content/dr-bruno-currie

 

Fernández Delgado, José Antonio:
Hesíodo. Fragmentos. Edición bilingüe griego-español, introducciones y notas
Affiliation: University of Salamanca

Link: http://facultadfilologia.usal.es/la-facultad/profesores/jose-antonio-fernandez-delgado

 

Strauss Clay, Jenny / Vergados, Athanassios:

A Commentary on Hesiod’s Theogony (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series).

Affiliation: University of Virginia and University of Heidelberg

Link: http://classics.virginia.edu/people/profile/jsc2t

 

Vergados, Athanassios:

Hesiod's Intellectual World

Affiliation: Seminar für Klassische Philologie, Universität Heidelberg

 

 

Apollonius Rhodius

 

Murray, Jackie:

Read in the Stars: Apollonius’ Argonautica and Ptolemy III Euergetes’ New Era

Affiliation: University of Kentucky

Link: https://mcl.as.uky.edu/users/jmu245

 

Murray, Jackie / Clauss, James J. / Harder, M. Anette:

The Text and Commentary of Book 1 of Apollonius’ Argonautica

Affiliation: University of Kentucky

Link: https://mcl.as.uky.edu/users/jmu245

 

 

 

Early Latin Epic

 

Biggs, Thomas:

Naevius’ Bellum Punicum

Affiliation: University of Georgia

Link: http://www.classics.uga.edu/directory/thomas-biggs

 

 

 

Catullus

 

Trimble, Gail:

Catullus. Poem 64: Edited with an Introduction and Commentary (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, CUP)

Affiliation: University of Oxford

Link: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/gailtrimble.html

 

 

 

Vergil

 

Armstrong, Rebecca:

The Poetic and Cultural Significance of Plants and Trees in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid of Vergil.

Affiliation: University of Oxford

Link: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/rebeccaarmstrong.html

 

Keith, Alison M.:

Understanding Vergil. Understanding Classics Series. London.

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Link: http://classics.chass.utoronto.ca/index.php/faculty/faculty-list/38

 

Lovatt, Helen:

The Power of Sadness: Trauma and Resilience in Virgil's Aeneid

Affiliation: University of Nottingham

Link: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/classics/people/helen.lovatt

 

Rogerson, Anne:

A Commentary on Virgil, Aeneid 8

Affiliation: University of Sydney

 

 

 

 

Ovid

 

Keith, Alison M.:

A Commentary on the Fourth Book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (CUP) 

Ovidian Itineraries in Flavian Epic (SSHRC)

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Link: http://classics.chass.utoronto.ca/index.php/faculty/faculty-list/38

 

 

 

Lucan

 

Dreyling, Henning:

A Commentary on Lucan, De Bello Civili II

Affiliation: Independent Researcher

Link: https://www.ulb.uni-muenster.de/share/fachcluster1.html

 

Roche, Paul:

A Commentary on Lucan, De Bello Civili VII

Affiliation: University of Sydney

Link: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/classics_ancient_history/staff/profiles/paul.roche.php

 

 

 

Flavian Epic

 

Augoustakis, Antony:

Death and Ritual in Flavian Epic

Affiliation: University of Illinois

Link: http://www.classics.illinois.edu/people/aaugoust

 

Augoustakis, Antony / Littlewood, Joy:

A Commentary on Book 3 of Silius Italicus’ Punica 

Affiliation: University of Illinois and University of Oxford

Link: http://www.classics.illinois.edu/people/aaugoust

 

Augoustakis, Antony / Littlewood, Joy:

Flavian Campania

Affiliation: University of Illinois and University of Oxford

Link: http://www.classics.illinois.edu/people/aaugoust

 

Augoustakis, Antony / Buckley, Emma /Stocks, Claire:

Fides in Latin Literature 

Affiliation: Universities of Illinois, Nijmegen, and St Andrews

Link: http://www.classics.illinois.edu/people/aaugoust

 

Chinn, Christopher:

Vision and Visuality in the Poetry of Statius

Affiliation: Pomona College

Link: https://www.pomona.edu/directory/people/christopher-m-chinn

 

Davis, Peter:

A Commentary on Valerius Flaccus Book 7

Affiliation: University of Adelaide / University of Tasmania

 

Fratantuono, Lee, M. / Stark, Caroline:

A Companion to Latin Epic, 14–96 C.E. (Wiley-Blackwell)

Affiliation: Ohio Wesleyan University

Link: https://www.owu.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-of-classics/program-director/lee-m-fratantuono

 

Ginsberg, L. D. / Krasne, Darcy A.:

After 69 C.E.: Civil War in Flavian Literature

Affiliation Universities of Missouri and Cincinnati

Link: http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/imports/fileManager/69ce-18june-panel.pdf

 

Keith, Alison M.:

Ovidian Itineraries in Flavian Epic (SSHRC)

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Link: http://classics.chass.utoronto.ca/index.php/faculty/faculty-list/38

 

Krasne, Darcy A.:

War of the World: Cosmos and Civil War in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica

Affiliation: University of Missouri

Link: http://classics.missouri.edu/people/krasne.shtml

 

Nelis, Damien:

Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry (SNF)

Affiliation: Université de Genève

Link: http://p3.snf.ch/Project-146976

 

Stover, Tim:

Civil War and the Argonautic Program of Statius' Thebaid.

Affiliation: Florida State University

Link: http://classics.fsu.edu/faculty/stover_tim.php

 

 

 

Imperial Greek and Late Antique Epic

 

Agosti, Gianfranco:

Affiliation: Sapienza University of Rome

Greek Poetry and Rhetoric in Late Antique Egypt

 

Gärtner, Thomas:

Affiliation: Universität zu Köln / Universität Osnabrück

Lateinisch-deutsche Ausgabe zu Coripp

 

Whitmarsh, Tim:

Greek Epic of the Roman Empire: A Cultural History (AHRC)

A New English Translation of Nonnus' Dionysiaca

Affiliation: University of Cambridge

Link: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/Research/projects/greek-epic-of-the-roman-empire-a-cultural-history

 

 

 

Neo-Latin Epic

 

Haskell, Yasmin:
Poets and Heroes: Latin Writing and Resilience under the Jesuit Suppression
Affiliation: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100-1800

Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Latin Humanism, University of Western Australia

Collaborators: Florian Schaffenrath
Link:
http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/research/researchers/yasmin-haskell
Brief Description:

An exploration of Latin writing by Jesuits during the period of the Suppression of the Society of Jesus (eighteenth century). Schaffenrath is preparing an edition of an allegorical epic poem about the Suppression by Nicodemus Musnicki, De christi reditu ab inferis. Haskell is preparing a monograph on the Portuguese Jesuit poet, Emanuel de Azevedo, who wrote among other things a four-book epic on the exile of the American Jesuits.

 

Huss, Bernhard:

Epische Modellierung ideologischer Konflikte in der Frühen Neuzeit (DFG-Projekt)

Affiliation: Institut für Romanische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin

Collaborators: Gerd König, Alexander Winkler 

Link: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we05/forschung/drittmittelprojekte/Einzelprojekte/DFG-projekt-epik/index.html

Brief Description:
Wars or, more generally, conflicts have always represented the crucial and distinguishing element of epic poetry. Conflicts arise as a consequence of opposing power-political interests and usually represent the clashing of divergent ideologies therefore in disagreement with one another. Based on a corpus of early modern epic texts in Latin and vernacular language, the DFG project "Epische Modellierung ideologischer Konflikte in der Frühen Neuzeit/Epic modelling of ideological conflicts in the early modern period" focuses on how ideological conflicts are depicted within the epic text and how, at the same time, they frame its structure. Further object of analysis will be the examination of how changes within the ideological environment over the centuries have led to reformulation of the epic code itself. Special attention will be also paid to the analysis of the textual configuration of time and space through a new reflection of Bachtin’s concept of 'chronotope' and Lotman’s 'semiosphere'.

 

Huss, Bernhard:

Die Pistole des Mars. Zeithistorische Novität und episches Formularium im Frankreich der Frühen Neuzeit (DFG-Projekt)

Affiliation: Institut für Romanische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin

Collaborators: DFG-Forschergruppe 2305 "Diskursivierungen von Neuem. Tradition und Novation in Texten des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit"

Links: http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/289579900, http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/265293505

 

Schaffenrath, Florian:

A Survey of Neo-Latin Epic Poems of the Habsburg Empire

Affiliation: University of Innsbruck

Link: http://neolatin.lbg.ac.at/team/florian-schaffenrath

 

Werle, Dirk:

Epische Versdichtungen im deutschen Kulturraum des 17. Jahrhunderts (Forschungsprojekt, vorbereitet durch eine Anschubförderung des Innovationsfonds FRONTIER der Universität Heidelberg, Projektbeginn: Frühjahr 2016)

Affiliation: Universität Heidelberg

Collaborators: Uwe Maximilian Korn, Katharina Worms

Link: https://www.gs.uni-heidelberg.de/ndl/werle/forschung.html

Brief Description:

Im Projekt wird die Geschichte epischer Versdichtungen im deutschen Kulturraum des ‚langen‘ 17. Jahrhunderts erforscht. Die Textgattung des carmen heroicum gilt in den poetologischen Selbstbeschreibungstexten der frühen Neuzeit als das wichtigste dichterische Genre; gleichwohl ist über seine Entwicklung im deutschen Kulturraum in dieser Periode noch relativ wenig bekannt. Das Projekt widmet sich der Schließung einer Forschungslücke, die einen zentralen Bereich der deutschen Literaturgeschichte betrifft. Es kann das Bild der Geschichte literarischer Gattungen in der frühen Neuzeit grundlegend korrigieren und in seiner Komplexität plastischer hervortreten lassen. Den Kern der Projekttätigkeiten bilden die Vorarbeiten zur Erstellung eines literaturhistorischen Repertoriums epischer Versdichtungen im ‚langen‘ 17. Jahrhundert (ca.1570-1740).

 

 

 

Varia

 

Allen, Nick:

Indo-European Cultural Comparison, with Special Reference to Epic Narrative and Related Genres

Affiliation: University of Oxford

Link: http://www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/?id=1130

Brief Description:
Provided Dumezil's trifunctional schema is expanded to a pentadic model, his general approach to Indo-European cultural comparison still offers exciting possibilities, such as I have been exploring for twenty-five years.

 

Biggs, Thomas / Blum, Jessica:

Home and Away: The Epic Journey in Greek and Roman Literature.

Affiliation: Universities of Georgia and Yale

http://www.classics.uga.edu/directory/thomas-biggs

 

Gärtner, Ursula / Blaschka, Karen:

Datenbank zum Gleichnis in der antiken epischen Dichtung

Affiliation: Universität Potsdam

Link: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/klassphil/personalia/blaschka.html

 

Reitz, Christiane / Finkmann, Simone:

Epische Bauformen - Structural Elements and Narrative Patterns in Ancient Epic (DFG)

Affiliation: Universität Rostock

Link: www.epische-bauformen.uni-rostock.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b) Early Career Researchers:

 

 

 

Homer

 

Chesi, Giulia M.

Das Subjekt der Odyssee

Affiliation: Humboldt-Universität Berlin

 

Wesselmann, Katharina

Kommentar zum 7. Gesang der Ilias

Affiliation: Universität Basel

 

 

 

Apollonius Rhodius

 

Finkmann, Simone

The Women in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius and Valerius Flaccus

Affiliation: University of Rostock

 

 

 

Vergil

 

Adema, Suzanne

Words of Warriors. Speech and Thought in Latin War Narratives

(Bellum Gallicum, Book 1 and 7; Vergil's Aeneid Book 11 and 12)

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

McCallum, Sarah L.

Taking Love Seriously: Elegiac Love and Death in Aeneid 7-12.

Affiliation: Harvard University

 

Wang, Chengjiao

Virgilian Studies

Affiliation: Boya College, Sun Yat-sen University

 

Zogg, Fabian

Die Publikationslisten antiker Klassiker: Vergil und die Vergiliana

Affiliation: Universität Zürich

 

 

 

Flavian Epic

 

Finkmann, Simone

The Women in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius and Valerius Flaccus

Affiliation: University of Rostock

 

Schirner, Rebekka

Epic Fear. Affekt und Emotion bei Valerius Flaccus

Affiliation: Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz

 

Stürner, Ferdinand

Monographie zur epischen Technik des Silius Italicus

Affiliation: Universität Würzburg

 

 

 

Late Antique Epic

 

Falcone, Maria J.

Fate, Destiny, Prognostication and Dream Divination across Pagan and Christian Cultures: The Case of Dracontius

Affiliation: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milano

Brief Description:

The research seeks to list and analyse words and expressions related to the themes of fate, destiny, prognostication and dream divination in both pagan and Christian works of the poet Dracontius (5th century AD). The author seems particularly suitable for this approach: on the one hand, his pagan works traditionally refer to the ancient concepts of paganism; on the other hand, he seems to have taken into account many aspects of Christian theology in his religious works. No less importantly, his works show a remarkable cultural continuity during the Medieval period (for instance in the works of Eugenius Toletanus). Particular attention will be paid to identifying the differences in context and use of these themes within the two types of works. A complete analysis of every occurrence will be provided, and all contexts will be broadly discussed.

 

 

Kröll, Nicole

Poetik, Character design und Erzähltechnik in den Dionysiaka des Nonnos von Panopolis

Affiliation: Universität Wien, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein

Link: http://list.fwf.ac.at/de/wissenschaft-konkret/im-fokus-firnbergrichter/firnberg-liste/2016/197695

Brief Description:

Nonnus of Panopolis in Upper Egypt (today Akhmim) is the author of the last large-scale epic poem of antiquity, the voluminous 48 books of the Dionysiaca. In it the wine-god Dionysus successfully accomplishes his expedition to India and his entry into Athens and Greece in order to teach mankind the cultivation of the vine. Furthermore, Nonnus is the author of an epic Paraphrasis of the Gospel of St John, thus being both a pagan and a Christian writer. In his poetry he combines traditional pagan literature with modern forms of story-telling applied by poets in antiquity since the times of Homer. The objective of the project is to describe and to analyse significant passages by means of a close literary interpretation in order to perceive the plan and the structure of the epic, and to unveil the poet’s technique in constructing the storyline and in creating the characters of his narrative. The analysis of mythological figures, development of personas and stylistic elements of the poetry displays Nonnus’ connection with classical literature and the mythic past of the world of Homer’s epic as well as a close affiliation with “Hellenic” intellectuals in the cities of the eastern Roman empire in late antiquity.

 

 

Verhelst, Berenice

Reinventing Epic poetry. Creativity and Tradition in Late Antique Epyllia.

Affiliation: Ghent University

Brief Description:
The modern term “epyllion” commonly refers to a narrative poem in hexameters, which is shorter than a full epic. Literary overviews tend to focus on Hellenistic Greek epyllia, considered pioneers of the genre, and the classical Latin tradition, chiefly represented by Catullus’ Poem 64. Late antique epyllia, however, have received much less attention, both as individual poems and as exponents of a period of revival for hexameter poetry in general. This project proposes a first comprehensive study of Greek and Latin epyllia from Late Antiquity (3rd-6th AD). The primary focus lies on the generic self-presentation of these poems. Is their shortness thematized? By which means (generic topoi and intertextuality, explicit references, selfpresentation of the narrator, characterization of the heroes) do these miniature epics define themselves within the epic/epyllic tradition? The late antique context complicates the already problematic delineation of what can be regarded as an epyllion. The period is characterized by a remarkable prolificacy of hexameter poetry (didactic, ecphrastic, panegyric epic) as well as the emergence of the first high-brow Christian poetry, which led to genre experiments. By focussing on how these texts present themselves to their audience, this project aims to lay bare the mechanisms of tradition and innovation that allowed these learned poets constantly to reinvent the essentially "epic" genre of hexameter narrative.

 

 

 

Neo-Latin Epic

 

Río Torres-Murciano, Antonio

De la épica romana a la épica de Indias. La pervivencia de los modelos clásicos en las epopeyas sobre la conquista de México.

Affiliation: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Brief Description: The project is aimed at studying the classical tradition in 16th and 17th century epics on the conquest of Mexico.

 

 

 

Varia

 

Adema, Suzanne

Words of Warriors. Speech and Thought in Latin War Narratives

(Bellum Gallicum, Book 1 and 7; Vergil's Aeneid Book 11 and 12)

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

Finkmann, Simone

Speech and Silence in Ancient Epic Poetry

Affiliation: Universität Rostock

Link: www.epische-bauformen.uni-rostock.de

 

Lämmle, Rebecca

Poets and Philosophers in the Underworld

Affiliation: Universität Basel

Link: https://klaphil.unibas.ch/graezistik/personen/rebecca-laemmle

 

Manioti, Nikoletta

View from Above: Aerial Perspectives in Latin Epic (Leverhulme Trust)

Affiliation: University of St Andrews

 

Paprocki, Maciej

Between Power and Vulnerability: Depictions of Political Tensions between Families of Zeus and Hyperion in Ancient Greek Literature

Affiliation: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Graduate School Distant Worlds

Link: http://www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw/people/postdocfellows/paprocki_maciej/index.html

Brief Description:
My research project concerns depictions of the divine court politics in Ancient Greek epics. Celebrating and asserting Zeus’ victories over other gods, epic texts marginalise perspectives of deities who can potentially threaten Zeus’ rule, such as Hyperionides (Selene, Eos, Helios, Circe, Pasiphaë, Medea, Aeëtes). I argue that depictions of Hyperionides reflect submerged political tensions between them and Zeus, incongruously accentuating their raw power or vulnerability.

 

Perale, Marco

Adespota Papyracea Hexametra Graeca

Affiliation: University of Liverpool

 

Schultheiß, Jochen

Entscheidungsszenen im römischen Epos

Affiliation: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

 

Walter, Anke

Ever Since Then: Time in Ancient Aetiology

Affiliation: Universität Rostock

Link: http://www.altertum.uni-rostock.de/mitarbeiter/details/walter/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c) Doctoral Candidates:

 

 

 

Early Greek and Akkadian Epic

 

Gardner, Melissa

A Song of Death in Strange New Strain: Collective Responses to Trauma in Ancient Greek and Akkadian Epic

Affiliation: Durham University

 

 

 

Homer

 

Borio, Caroline

Le caractère symbolique de la chevelure d’homère à callimaque.

Affiliation: Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

 

Brouillet, Manon

Des hommes et des dieux: approche du polythéisme grec à travers le prisme de l’épopée homérique.

Affiliation: EHESS, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

 

Cesca, Ombretta

Le messager et le poète. Étude sur la représentation de la communication à distance dans l’Iliade.

Affiliation: Université de Lausanne

Link: https://www.unil.ch/iasa/fr/home/menuinst/grec-ancien/collaborateurs/cesca-ombretta.html

Brief Description:
Je mène actuellement une enquête sur la façon dont le poète de l’Iliade met en scène la communication à distance entre les personnages mortels ou divins. Je concentre ainsi mes recherches sur les intermédiaires qui transmettent les déclarations d’un individu à un autre et plus particulièrement sur la manière dont ces messagers expriment l’information qui leur a été communiquée.

Afin de mener à bien cette étude, j’ai choisi de développer mon propos en trois axes principaux:
1. La première examine la mise en scène de la communication à distance dans le monde mortel et humain. Si la communication entre mortel et mortel et entre dieu et dieu s’avère efficace et transparente, celle qui s’instaure entre dieux et mortels est souvent ambiguë et trompeuse. L’expérience de cette interaction impose aux humains de se méfier des discours des dieux. Elle contribue en cela à nourrir la réflexion sur la condition humaine qui est menée dans l’Iliade.
2. La deuxième partie de ma recherche est consacrée à la composition du poème iliadique. Elle interroge l’exploitation par le poète de schémas narratifs récurrents, notamment lorsque le messager transmet à son destinataire le discours qu’on lui a confié (voir « buts de la recherche » 2.2.2 : Implications narratologiques de la communication via messagers).
3. Enfin, la dernière partie de mon étude questionne la symétrie des postures du messager et du poète. Tous deux transmettent en effet un récit soit inspiré par un émetteur identifié au sein de l’Iliade — pour le messager — soit inspiré par les Muses — pour le poète. C’est alors la relation entre le poète et sa source d’information que j’interroge par l’intermédiaire du messager.

 

Hinzer-AlHasan, Bianca

Die Katabasis des Odysseus in Homers Odyssee im Vergleich zu weiteren Unterweltsgängen in römischen, griechischen und altorientalischen Quellen

Affiliation: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.

 

Hodgkinson, David

The Concept of Man in the Odyssey and Ramayana

Affiliation: Balliol College, Oxford

Brief Description:
The project will explore what can be learned about the idea of 'man' in the Odyssey and Ramayana. It is based on the notion that the idea of 'man' is central to both epics, and that by comparing the two traditions there will be ways to look at the differing natures of the two epic traditions, as well as some of the common ground based on both the analysis of the 'plots' and philological analysis of the poems. Behind the project is the notion that there are common Indoeuropean ideas and links which have yet to be discovered.

 

Lambrou, Ioannis

Homer and the Epic Cycle: Dialogue and Challenge

Affiliation: University College, University of London

 

Privitera, Siobhan

The Body in the Mind in Homeric Poetry

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh

 

Sistac, Sandya

Athèna dans l’épopée homérique. Étude sur une puissance divine et ses réseaux relationnels.

Affiliation: Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

 

 

 

Hesiod

 

Herren, Xenja
Ressourcen in Hesiods Erga kai Hemerai

Affiliation: Universität Tübingen
 

 

 

Apollonius Rhodius

 

Cassidy, Sarah

Scientific ideas in Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh

 

Hulse, Peter

Apollonius of Rhodes, Book 4: A Commentary

Affiliation: University of Nottingham

 

Kenny, Timothy M.

Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica Book 1.609-1077: An interpretative and intertextual commentary

Affiliation: University of Manchester

 

Wolff, Nadège

Lumière et obscurité dans les Argonautiques d’Apollonios de Rhodes

Affiliation: ENS de Lyon

 

 

 

Vergil

 

Graziano, Maria Rita

Studies on the Bellum Civile's Fifth Book. Ovidian Innovation and Virgilian "Tradition" in Lucan's Epic

Affiliation: University of Pisa

 

Kenworthy-Browne, Laurence

The significance of the similes in Virgil's Aeneid and the place they occupy in the poem as a whole

Affiliation: King's College, University of London (KCL)

 

Nash, Calypso

Philosophical Readings in Virgil's Aeneid

Affiliation: University of Oxford 

 

Pokorny, Arthur

Klangspiele im dritten Buch der Aeneis Vergils und deren strukturelle Bedeutung

Affiliation: Universität Wien

 

Powell, David J.

Between the commemorative games and the descent to the Underworld in Books 5 and 6 of Vergil's Aeneid: a study of structure and narrative technique in the transition

Affiliation: Birkbeck College, University of London

 

Sanborn, Katherine

Ille regit animos dictis: Models of Authority in Vergil's Aeneid

Affiliation: Trinity College Dublin

 

 

 

Ovid

 

Bach, Sarah

Espace, temps et structure dans les Métamorphoses d’Ovide

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Behm, Torben

Die Stadt als Handlungsort und literarische Landschaft in Ovids Metamorphosen

Affiliation: Universität Rostock

Link: http://uni-rostock.academia.edu/TorbenBehm

 

Graziano, Maria Rita

Studies on the Bellum Civile's Fifth Book. Ovidian Innovation and Virgilian "Tradition" in Lucan's Epic

Affiliation: University of Pisa

 

Karger, Yasmin

Ovids Epos und die Tradition des Lehrgedichts. Mythos und Elementenlehre in den Metamorphosen

Affiliation: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.

 

Kelly, Peter

The Formation of an Intertextual Universe in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Affiliation: National University of Ireland Galway

 

Lücht, Wilko

Die Gleichnisse in Ovids Metamorphosen

Affiliation: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

Moser, Marianne

L’écriture des rerum primordia dans les Métamorphoses d’Ovide: un renouvellement de la représentation de l’origine? Étude des enjeux esthétiques, symboliques et philosophiques d’un texte et de ses précédents dans la littérature antique.

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Parmentier-Courreau, Juliette

Voluptés du corps et de l’esprit. Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide chez les manieristes nordiques (1580–1620)

Affiliation: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

 

Turquety, Hélène

La représentation de l’espace dans les Métamorphoses d’Ovide.

Affiliation: Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

 

Winnacker, Julia

Die Konzeption von Kindheit, Jugend und Adoleszenz in Ovids Metamorphosen

Affiliation: Universität Hamburg

 

 

 

Lucan

 

Caltot, Pierre-Alain

Voix du poète, vois du prophète. Poétique et métapoétique de la prophétie chez Lucain et dans les tragédies de Sénéque

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Cataldi, Jonathan

Persona auctoriale et discours scientifique dans la Pharsale de Lucain.

Affiliation: Université Charles-de-Gaulle (Lille 3)

 

Ducomet, Margaux

L’intertextualité dans le Bellum Civile de Lucain

Affiliation: Lyon 3

 

Goldhahn, Tobias

Der Erzähler bei Lukan

Affiliation: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

 

Graziano, Maria Rita

Studies on the Bellum Civile's Fifth Book. Ovidian Innovation and Virgilian "Tradition" in Lucan's Epic

Affiliation: University of Pisa

 

Kappacher, Patrick

Narrativity, Repetition and Reader Empowerment in Lucan's Bellum Civile

Affiliation: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Kersten, Markus

Zur Rezeption der Georgica Vergils in Lucans Bellum Civile

Affiliation: Universität Rostock

Link: http://uni-rostock.academia.edu/MarkusKersten

 

Meyer, Anne-Sophie

Natur und Krieg: Lucans Bellum Civile kontextualisiert

Affiliation: Universität Basel

Link: https://daw.philhist.unibas.ch/doktoratsprogramm/doktorierende-im-programm/anne-sophie-meyer/#c31895

 

Nill, Hans-Peter

Gewalt und Dekonstruktion in Lucans Bellum Civile

Affiliation: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

 

Tisseau des Escotais, Aleth

Édition, traduction et commentaire du livre 4 de la Pharsale de Lucain

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

 

 

 

Flavian Epic

 

Abad del Vecchio, Julene

Statius' Achilleid and its literary tradition

Affiliation: University of Manchester

 

Cole, Joscelyn

A psychogeographical reading of Statius' Thebaid

Affiliation: Royal Holloway, University of London

 

Dalton, Helen E.

Banquet of Death: alimentary imagery in Statius' Thebaid

Affiliation: University of Manchester

 

Delac, Claire

La représentation de la ville dans la littérature latine de l’époque flavienne

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Dubrana, Marie

Rois, tyrans et chefs dans les Argonautiques de Válerius Flaccus: les enjeux de la représentation du pouvoir monarchique

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Haselmann, Henning

Raum bei Silius Italicus

Affiliation: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

Hemar, Virginie

Images et imaginaires des lieux sacrés dans l’épopée et les arts figurés de la Rome flavienne

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Kortmann, Jan

Hannibal ad portas - Silius Italicus' Punica 12, 507-732. Übersetzung, Kommentar, Interpretation

Affiliation: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

Kraft, Anne

Publius Papinius Statius, Thebais: Kommentar zu Buch VIII 1-341

Affiliation: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

 

Noens, Tim

"I can't go on. I'll go on". Silence as a Multifunctional Concept in Latin Domitianic Literature (ca.81-105)

Affiliation: Ghent University

Link: http://research.flw.ugent.be/nl/tim.noens

Brief Description:

This project seeks to examine the functions of silence in Latin literature written during and just after the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian (ca.81-105). The uses of silence(s) in texts will be explored as a narrative phenomenon; as a possible commentary on generic hierarchies; and as a way for authors to create a self- image in an imperial culture.
Methodologically, this project seeks to interpret the appearances of silence in Domitianic texts by reading these texts through modern literature and art. Departing from the concept of reading as a dialogical process that blurs the borders of historical periods and scholarly categories, it explicitly explores the meaningful interaction between ancient and modern texts. The interpretation of Statius’ epics or Quintilian’s Institutio by a 21-centurieth reader, for example, will be as much determined by (scholarly conventional) ancient models (e.g. Vergil, Cicero) as by the novels of Samuel Beckett, the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges, etc. In this way, the project aims to offer an answer to the question how we can read and re-create ancient literature today, in our (post)modern culture.

 

Roumpou, Angeliki

A Commentary on Silius Italicus 17.341-664

Affiliation: University of Nottingham

 

Syré, Evelyn

Gewalt und soziale Bindung in den Punica des Silius Italicus

Affiliation: Universität Rostock

 

Tuttle Mackay, Anne

The Representation and Function of Animals in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Affiliation: University College, University of London (UCL)

 

Vignes, Julia Marie

Le poète et le palais, descriptions architecturales dans la poésie latine à l’époque flavienne

Affiliation: Aix-Marseille Université

 

Wissel, Franziska

Silius Italicus, Punica: Buch V, Einleitung und Kommentar

Affiliation: Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

 

 

 

Imperial Greek and Late Antique Epic

 

 

Boshoff, Lynton

The Mythological Epics of Dracontius in their Socio-Political Context
Affiliation: University of Oxford

 

Fischer, Monika

Die „unfreie Welt“ in den Dionysiaka des Nonnos aus Panopolis

Affiliation: Universität Trier

 

Lobato-Beneyto, Tamara

Claudius Claudianus' De Bello Gildonico

Affiliation: University of Salamanca

Brief Description: Study of Claudian's deployment of the epic code in his work De Bello Gildonico. 

 

McKenna, Paul

A Study into Orpheus' Argonautica

Affiliation: King's College London

 

Meunier, Delphine

L’écriture épique chez Claudien: sauver l’épopée au 4ème siecle

Affiliation: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

 

Renker, Stephan

A Commentary on Quintus of Smyrna Posthomerica XIII

Affiliation: Universität Hamburg

Brief Description:
Among the late Greek epic poets Quintus is by far the worst.“[1] As one can see, even through the 1960’s Quintus of Smyrna (Quintus Smyrnaeus) was seen as an inferior poet and thus neglected by Classical scholarship. Moreover, since he wrote in a strongly Homeric style, he was considered a mere epigone of the great Homer. [2] However, recent publications have begun to reconsider such subjective verdicts and have helped to establish a more nuanced view on his sole surving work, the Posthomerica. In this epic Quintus, who most scholars believe lived in the third century CE, describes in 14 books the events occurring between Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and thus covers famous events such as the death of Achilles and the sack of the city by means of the Trojan Horse. In order to lay the foundation for further resarch on Quintus Smyrnaeus, I deem it necessary to provide each individual book with detailed commentaries. Book 13 is especially in need of such a commentary due to its description of the actual capture of Troy, one of the most important scenes of the epic cycle.

This is why in my research project I want to write the first full-scale commentary on book 13 of Quintus Smynraeus’ Posthomerica. By doing this I intend to fill a big gap both in scholarship on Greek epic in general and on the Posthomerica in particular.

[1] Lloyd-Jones, H.: Rez. von Combellack, Frederick M.: The War at Troy. What Homer Didn’t Tell. By Quintus of Smyrna (Norman 1968) in: CR 19 (1969) 101.

[2] Für eine Auflistung der Negativurteile, cf. Bär, S.: Quintus Smyrnaeus Posthomerica 1. Die Wiedergeburt des Epos aus dem Geiste der Amazonomachie. Mit einem Kommentar zu den Versen 1-219 (Göttingen 2009) [Hypomnemata 183] 33f.

 

Ryser, Gabriele

Unterweltszenen bei Claudian

Affiliation: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

Schmerbauch, Stefanie

Studien zu Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica IV.

Affiliation: Universität Salzburg

 

Wartena, Gerben

Christian Epic at the Crossroads of Cultures: Sedulius' Carmen Paschale, Book 5

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Link: https://vu-nl.academia.edu/GerbenWartena

Brief Description:
The project involves writing an interdisciplinary commentary with introduction and conclusion on Sedulius' Carmen Paschale 5.164-438. Literary and linguistic approaches are combined with a cultural-historical analysis.

 

 

 

Medieval and Neo-Latin Epic

 

Auty, Tara

The Fall of Constantinople in Quattrocento Literary Culture: Community Emotions and the Genre of Neo-Latin Epic in Fifteenth-Century Italy

Affiliation: The University of Western Australia

Link: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/research/research-projects/the-fall-of-constantinople-in-quattrocento-literary-culture-community-emotions-and-the-genre-of-neo-latin-epic-in-fifteenth-century-italy

 

Bieritz, Carl-Friedrich

Die Dichtung des Louis Petremol. Diodor-Rezeption im französischen Humanismus. / The Poetry of Louis Petremol. Reception of Diodor of Sicily in the Period of French Humanism.

Affiliation: Universität Göttingen, Abteilung für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit

Link: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/wissenschaftlicher-werdegang-und-dissertationsprojekt-carl-friedrich-bieritz/511100.html
Brief Description:

The thesis aims at providing an edition of two books of narrative poetry in hexameters about the ancient rulers Ninus and Semiramis, preserved in a sixteenth-century manuscript from France and purportedly written by one Louis Petremol. The work is interesting for three reasons: First for its epic elements and its language which borrows heavily from both Virgil and later epic poets (Lucan, Statius, Silius). Secondly for the challenge it poses to generic boundaries: Much like other specimens of narrative poetry written in France during this period, it seems to imitate Virgil's Aeneis, Lucan's Pharsalia und Flavian epics, but is lacking the size, the intricate structure and the completeness of a "full-blown" epic which many of its neo-Latin counterparts exhibit. Thirdly, the author has drawn his material from the second book of the Historical Library written by Diodor of Sicily, which he read in a translation made by Poggio Bracciolini.

 

D’Orfond Gueranger, Manuela

L’espace dans des épopées de la Conquête du XVIe et XVIe siècles.

Affiliation: Université D’Angers et du Maine

 

Hasenhütl, Franz

Die Mohammed-Epen des Embricho von Mainz und Walters von Compiègne und der Einfluß der lateinischen Koranübersetzung des Petrus Venerabilis

Affiliation: Universität Wien

 

Hein, Heidi

Girolamo Fracastoros Joseph-Epos. Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar

Affiliation: Universität Trier

 

König, Gerd

Varianz und Konstanz der Modellierung ideologischer Konflikte in der Columbusepik der zweiten Häfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin

Link: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we05/institut/mitarbeiter/koenig/index.html

 

Lenz, Andreas

Miles Christianus und poeta ludens - Experimentelle Transformationsprozesse epischer Heldenbilder im Waltharius und im Ruodlieb

Affiliation: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Ries, Sabrina

Metamorphosen des Todes im Martinellus: Das Beispiel des Gregor von Tours

Affiliation: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

 

Rigaux, Maxim

The Art of Assimilation: Identity and Otherness in the Epic Poetry of Lepanto

Affiliation: Ghent University

Link: http://research.flw.ugent.be/en/maxim.rigaux

Brief description: This research project examines a series of 'Spanish' epic poems written in the wake of the battle of Lepanto (1571). It explores the representation of the cultural 'Other' in these poems and the way in which they enter into dialogue with the Classical and Christian traditions.

 

Verot, Fanny

Les personnages féminins dans l’epopée tardive

Affiliation: Université Lumière Lyon 2.

 

Wieser, Gudrun

Die Gestalt der Polyxena in den antiken und mittelalterlichen lateinischen und nationalsprachigen Behandlungen des Troja-Stoffes

Affiliation: Universität Wien

 

Winkler, Alexander

Pietro Angeli da Bargas Syrias in ihrem politischen, literarischen und kulturellen Kontext

Affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin

Link: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we05/institut/mitarbeiter/winkler/index.html

 

 

 

Varia

 

Ameis, Konstantin

Verdeckte Operationen im römischen Epos

Affiliation: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

Balandraud, Charlotte

L’interlocution dans l’épopée et la satire latines: le mélange des genres au service de la liberté de parole

Affiliation: Université Lille 3

 

Borowski, Susanne

Kriegerische Frauen im Heldenepos

Affiliation: Universiteit van Amsterdam

Brief Description: Die Arbeit untersucht die Funktion kriegerischer Frauen als Baustein des Heldenepos.

 

Boshoff, Lynton

The Mythological Epics of Blossius Aemilius Dracontius in their Socio-Political Context

Affiliation: University of Oxford

 

Dorangeon, Emeline

Aristophane et l’épopée

Affiliation: Université de Lyon

 

Doukas, Ioannis

A Digital Representation of Intertextuality in Greek Imperial Epic

Affiliation: National University of Ireland Galway

 

Lakshmanan-Minet, Nicolas

Le temps dans l’épopée (de Iliade au Roland).

Affiliation: Université de Rouen

 

Little, Wendy

Studies in Roman Epic

Affiliation: University College, University of London (UCL)

 

Mougeolle, Pascale

L’Épopée: étude de la forme littéraire d’Homère à Hugo

Affiliation: Univeristé de Lorraine

 

Nicoletséa, Marthe

Les personnages féminins subversifs de l’épopée à la tragédie

Affiliation: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

 

Roy, Clémence

Réécritures des grandes épopées antiques selon le point de vue d’un personnage féminin

Affiliation: Université de Poitiers

 

Schmidt, Eike

Jugendliche Helden im römischen Epos

Affiliation: Universität Hamburg

 

Silverblank, Hannah

Monstrous Voices: Representations of Sound, Gender and Monstrosity in Greek Epic, Lyric, and Drama

Affiliation: University of Oxford

 

Soupizet, Emmanuelle

Le genre épique et sa transposition sur la scène lyrique.

Affiliation: Université de Nantes

 

Tournier, Charlotte

L'interlocution dans l'épopée et la satire latine: le mélange des genres au service de la liberté de parole

Affiliation: Université Charles-de-Gaulle (Lille 3)

 

 

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