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Using The Past, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Penelope Goodman
p.j.goodman@leeds.ac.uk
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General reading

Overviews

 

Gahtan, M.W. and Pegazzano, D. (eds.) 2015. Museum archetypes and collecting in the ancient world (Brill).

Grethlein, J. and Krebs, C.B. (eds.) 2012. Time and narrative in ancient historiography : the 'plupast' from Herodotus to Appian.   Cambridge; New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Pieper, C. and Ker, J. (eds.) 2014, Valuing the past in the Greco-Roman world : proceedings from the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values VII (Brill)

 

Greek uses of the past

 

Boedeker, D. 1998. ‘Presenting the Past in Fifth-Century Athens’ in D. Boedeker and K. Raaflaub (eds.), Democracy, empire, and the arts in fifth-century Athens. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 185–202

Grethlein, J. 2010. The Greeks and their past : poetry, oratory and history in the fifth century BCE.   Cambridge/New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Marincola, J. 2012. Greek notions of the past in the archaic and classical eras : history without historians Edinburgh University Press.

 

Roman uses of the past

 

Braund, D. and Gill, C. 2003. Myth, history and culture in republican Rome : studies in honour of T.P. Wiseman David B Exeter : University of Exeter Press.

Galinsky, K. (ed.), 2014. Memoria Romana : memory in Rome and Rome in memory. Supplements to the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, 10.   Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, for the American Academy in Rome.

Galinsky, K. (ed.), 2015. Memory in ancient Rome and early Christianity. Oxford: OUP.

Gowing, A.M. 2005. Empire and memory : the representation of the Roman Republic in imperial culture.   Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Rutledge, S. 2012. Ancient Rome as a museum : power, identity, and the culture of collecting.

 

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Images of Thebes’ past in archaic and classical literature

 

Lecture

K. Dowden, The uses of Greek mythology (London: Routledge, 1992)

T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: a guide to literary and artistic sources (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), chapter 14 (‘Thebes’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

Seminar

Read Sophocles’ Antigone, and familiarise yourself with the plot outline of Euripides’ Suppliant Women and Aeschylus’ Eleusis.

There are reliable translations in the Loeb Classical Library (available online through the library catalogue): Hugh Lloyd-Jones (Sophocles); David Kovacs (Euripides); Alan Sommerstein (Aeschylus: Eleusinians is in volume 3, Fragments ).

Essay: Theban myth

D.W. Berman, Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: a guide to literary and artistic sources (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)

S.E. Larson, Tales of epic ancestry : Boiotian collective identity in the late archaic and early classical periods (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2007)

Essay: Theban history

R.J. Buck, A history of Boeotia (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1979)

N.H. Demand, Thebes in the fifth century : Heracles resurgent (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982)

Essay: Commentaries on Antigone

M. Griffith, Sophocles: Antigone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) [includes a detailed introduction]

A. Brown, Sophocles: Antigone (Warminster, Aris & Phillips, 1987)

Essay: Tragedy

D.L. Cairns, Sophocles : Antigone (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)

P.E. Easterling, ‘Anachronism in Greek tragedy’,  The journal of Hellenic studies.  105 (1985) 1-10

H. Foley, ‘Tragedy and democratic ideology. The case of Sophocles’ Antigone ’, in B. Goff (ed.), History, tragedy, theory : dialogues on Athenian drama (Austin 1995), 131-50 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

P. Holt, ‘ Polis and tragedy in the Antigone ’, Mnemosyne. 52 (1999), 658-690

V. Liapis, ‘Creon the Labdacid: political confrontation and the doomed oikos  in Sophocles’ Antigone ’, in D.L. Cairns (ed.), Tragedy and archaic Greek thought (Swansea 2013), 81-118 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

F. Meinel, Pollution and crisis in Greek tragedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

C. Pelling (ed.), Greek tragedy and the historian (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

N.J. Sewell-Rutter, Guilt by descent : moral inheritance and decision making in Greek tragedy (Oxford 2007)

A.F. Garvie, ‘Closure or indeterminacy in Septem  and other plays? ’, The journal of Hellenic studies.   134 (2014), 23-40

 

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Visiting Panhellenic sanctuaries

 

General

Alcock, S.E. and Osborne, R. 1994. Placing the gods : sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece. Oxford: OUP.

Boardman, J. 2002. The archaeology of nostalgia : how the Greeks re-created their mythical past. Oxford: OUP.

Emerson, M. 2007. Greek sanctuaries : an introduction. London: Duckworth.

Marinatos, N. and Hägg, R. 1993. Greek sanctuaries : new approaches. London: Routledge [especially Morgan, C. ‘The origins of pan-Hellenism’ (pp.18-44) and Marinatos, N. ‘What were Greek sanctuaries? A synthesis’ (pp.228-33)]

Pedley, J. 2005. Sanctuaries and the sacred in the ancient Greek world. Cambridge: CUP.

Valavanis, P. 2004. Games and sanctuaries in Ancient Greece : Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, Nemea, Athens. Los Angeles: J.P. Getty Museum.


Pausanias

Pausanias, Description of Greece: tr. Levi, P. 1979 as Pausanias: Guide to Greece, 2 vols., Penguin

Alcock, S.E. and hurnau, A.F. eds. 2003. Pausanias : travel and memory in Roman Greece. Oxford/NY: OUP.

Arafat, K. 1992. Pausanias’ attitudes to antiquities. The Annual of the British School at Athens.. 87, pp. 387-409.

Arafat, K.W. 1996. Pausanias’ Greece. Cambridge: CUP.

Elsner, J. 1992. Pausanias: a Greek pilgrim in the Roman World. Past & present.. 135, pp. 3-29

Habicht, C. 1999. Pausanias’ Guide to Ancient Greece. Berkeley, etc: University of California Press

Hutton, W. 2005. Describing Greece: landscape and literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias. Cambridge: CUP.

Pretzler, M. 2007. Pausanias : travel writing in ancient Greece. London: Duckworth.

Pritchett, W.K. 1999. Pausanias Periegetes. Leiden: Brill.

 

Delphi and Olympia

Morgan, C. 1990. Athletes and oracles : the transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the eighth century B.C.. Cambridge: CUP.

Scott, M. 2010. Delphi and Olympia : the spatial politics of panhellenism in the archaic and classical periods . Cambridge: CUP.

 

Delphi

Bowden, H. 2004. Classical Athens and the Delphic oracle : divination and democracy. Cambridge: CUP.

Chappell, M. 2006. Delphi and the Homeric Hymn to Apollo. The Classical quarterly.. 56, pp. 331-48.

Eidinow, E. 2007. Oracles, curses, and risk among the ancient Greeks. Oxford: OUP.

Fontenrose, J. 1959. Python: a study of Delphic myth and its origins. Berkeley, etc: California UP.

Fontenrose, J. 1978. The Delphic oracle : its responses and operations : with a catalogue of responses. Berkeley, etc: University of California Press.

Johnston, S.I. 2008. Ancient Greek divination. Oxford: Blackwell.

Maurizio, L. 1995. Anthropology and spirit possession: a reconsideration of the Pythia’s role at Delphi. The journal of Hellenic studies.. 115, pp. 69-86

Parke, H.W. and Wormell, D.E.W. 1956. The Delphic Oracle. Oxford: Blackwell.

Parker, R. 1985. Greek states and Greek oracles. In Cartledge, P.A. and Harvey, F.D. eds. Crux : essays in Greek history presented to G.E.M. de Ste. Croix on his 75th birthday. Exeter: Exeter UP, pp. 298-326 ; reprinted in Buxton, R.G.A. ed. 2000. Oxford readings in Greek religion. Oxford: OUP, pp. 76-108. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Price, S. 1985 Delphi and divination. In Easterling, P.E. and Muir, J.V. eds. Greek religion and society. Cambridge: CUP, pp. 128-154. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Sourvinou-Inwood, C. 1987. Myth as history: the previous owners of the Delphic Oracle. In Bremmer, J.N. ed. Interpretations of Greek Mythology. London: Routledge, pp. 215-41.

 

Olympia

Ashmole, B. 1967. Olympia: the sculptures of the temple of Zeus. Oxford: Phaidon Press.

Barringer, J.M. 2008. Art, myth, and ritual in classical Greece. Cambridge: CUP. [see pp.8-58] Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Drees, L. 1968. Olympia: gods, artists and athletes. London: Pall Mall Press.

Hornblower, S. and Morgan, C. eds. 2007. Pindar's poetry, patrons, and festivals : from archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, Oxford: OUP

Miller, S.G. 2004. Ancient Greek athletics. Cambridge, MA: Yale UP.

Parke, H.W. 1967. The oracles of Zeus : Dodona, Olympia, Ammon. Oxford: Blackwell.

Phillips, D. and Pritchard, D. eds. 2003. Sport and festival in the ancient Greek world. London: Duckworth.

Raschke, W.J. ed. 1988. The Archaeology of the Olympics : the Olympics and other festivals in antiquity. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press.

Sinn, U. 2000. Olympia. English, Princeton NJ: Markus Wiener.

Spivey, N. 2005 The Ancient Olympics: war minus the shooting. Oxford: OUP.

 

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Historical, cultural and metaphysical pasts in Plato’s dialogues

 

Harold Tarrant (ed.) and Hugh Tredennick (tr.) 2003, Plato. The Last Days of Socrates (new edition). Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics – introductory essay

 

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Historiographical uses of the Trojan war

 

Primary sources

Herodotus Histories, esp. 2.112-120, 9.116-20

Thucydides 1.1-12

 

Secondary literature

Baragwanath, E. & M. de Bakker eds. 2012. Myth, truth, and narrative in Herodotus. Oxford: OUP.

Boedeker, D. 1988. Protesilaos and the end of Herodotus’ Histories, Classical antiquity. 7, pp.30-48.

Boedeker, D. & Sider, D. eds. 2001. The new Simonides : contexts of praise and desire. Oxford: OUP.

Bowie, E. 2010. The Trojan War’s reception in early Greek lyric, iambic and elegiac poetry. In Foxhall, L. et al., eds. Intentional history : spinning time in Ancient Greece. Stuttgart: Steiner, pp.57-87.

Burgess, J.S. 2001. The tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP.

Dewald, C. 1997. Wanton kings, pickled heroes and gnomic founding fathers: strategies of meaning at the end of Herodotus’ Histories. In Roberts, D.H. et al., eds. Classical closure : reading the end in Greek and Latin literature. Princeton: Princeton UP, pp.62-82. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Erskine, A. 2001. Troy between Greece and Rome : local tradition and imperial power. Oxford: OUP.

Gehrke, H.-J. 2001. Myth, history and collective identity:  uses of the past in ancient Greece and beyond. In Luraghi, N. ed., The historian's craft in the age of Herodotus. Oxford: OUP, pp.286-313.

Hall, E. 1989. Inventing the barbarian : Greek self-definition through tragedy. Oxford: OUP

Haubold, J. 2007. Xerxes’ Homer. In Bridges, E. et al. Cultural responses to the Persian wars : antiquity to the third millennium. Oxford: OUP, pp.47-63 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jones, C.P. 1999. Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.

 

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Greek myths in Roman literature

Buxton, RGA. 1994. Imaginary Greece : the contexts of mythology. Cambridge

Buxton, RGA. 2009. Forms of astonishment : Greek myths of metamorphosis. Oxford

Cameron, A. 2004. Greek mythography in the Roman world. New York.

Coleman, KM 1990. ‘Fatal charades: Roman executions staged as mythological enactments’. In: The journal of Roman studies. 80, 44-73

Farrell, A. & DP Nelis (eds). 2013. Augustan poetry and the Roman Republic. Oxford.

Farrow, JG. 1991/92. ‘Aeneas and Rome: pseudepigrapha and politics’. In: The Classical Journal. 87, 339-359.

Fletcher, KFB. 2008. ‘Systematic genealogies in Apollodorus' «Bibliotheca» and the exclusion of Rome from Greek myth.’ In: Classical antiquity. 27, 59-91.

Fletcher, KFB. 2011. ‘A handbook for the translation of Greek myth into Latin : Parthenius, Gallus, and the «Erotica pathemata»’. In: S. McElduff and E. Sciarrino (eds), Complicating the history of western translation : the ancient Mediterrannean in perspective. Manchester, 12-24.

Galinsky K. 1990/92. ‘Ovid and Greco-Roman myth’. In: The Augustan Age 10, 19-25.

Goldhill, S (ed.). 2001. Being Greek under Rome : cultural identity, the Second Sophistic and the development of empire. Cambridge, especially S. Goldhill ‘The erotic eye’, pp. 154-194. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Graf, F. (ed). 1993. Mythos in mythenloser Gesellschaft : das Paradigma Roms. Stuttgart. Especially chapters by Beard, Horsfall and Graf

Hannah, B. 2004. ‘Manufacturing descent: Virgil's genealogical engineering’. In: Arethusa. 37, 141-164.

Hardie, P. (ed) 2009. Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture. Oxford.

Saïd, S. 2007. ‘Myth and historiography’. In: J. Marincola (ed): A companion to Greek and Roman historiography. Oxford, 76-88. – the volume has also other useful articles.

Segal CP. 1971. ‘Ovid's Metamorphoses: Greek myth in Augustan Rome.’ In: Studies in philology. 68, 371-394.

Whitmarsh, T. (2011). Narrative and identity in the ancient Greek novel : returning romance. Cambrige

Wiseman, TP. 2004. The myths of Rome. Exeter

 

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History as literature, literature as history

Lecture

Buckley, E., and Dinter, M. T. (eds)., 2013. A companion to the Neronian age. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Griffin, M. (ed.), 2009. A companion to Julius Caesar. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hardie, P., 2013. Lucan's Bellum Ciuile. In: Buckley and Dinter (eds), 2013. A companion to the Neronian age, pp. 225-40.

Henderson, J., 1998. Lucan... The Word at War. In: Henderson (ed.), Fighting for Rome : poets and Caesars, history, and civil war: pp. 165-211 (= reprinted in Tesoriero, C., (ed.), 2010. Lucan. Oxford Readings in Classical Studies ). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Leigh, M., 2009. Neronian Literature: Seneca and Lucan. In: Griffin (ed.). A companion to Julius Caesar, pp. 239-51.

‘Lucan’ by Susanna Braund on Oxford Bibliographies: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195389661/obo-9780195389661-0033.xml

The Silver Muse (a bibliography of primary texts and secondary literature): The Silver Muse, University of Texas


Seminar: Lucan’s Bellum Ciuile

Braund, S. Lucan: Civil war. Oxford 1992.

Asso, P. (ed.), 2011. Brill's companion to Lucan. Leiden: Brill.

Bartsch, S., 2011. Lucan and Historical Bias. In: Asso (ed.), Brill's companion to Lucan, pp. 303-16.

Chiu, A., 2010. The Importance of Being Julia: Historical Revision and the Mutable Past in Lucan’s Pharsalia. The Classical Journal. . 105.4: pp. 343-360.

Fantham, E., 1985. Caesar and the Mutiny: Lucan’s reshaping of the historical tradition in De Bello Civili 5.237-373. Classical Philology. 80: pp. 119-31.

Feeney, D.C., 1986. Stat magni nominis umbra: Lucan on the greatness of Pompeius Magnus. The Classical quarterly. 36: pp. 239-43.

Lintott, A.W., 1971. Lucan and the history of the civil war. The Classical quarterly. 21: pp. 480-505 (= reprinted in Tesoriero, C., (ed.), 2010. Lucan. Oxford Readings in Classical Studies )

Marti, B., 1945. The meaning of the Pharsalia. The American Journal of Philology. 66: pp. 352-76.

Turner, A. J., 2010. Lucan’s Cleopatra. In: Turner, A., Chong-Gossard, J., Vervaet, F. (eds)., Private and public lies : the discourse of despotism and deceit in the Graeco-Roman world, pp 193-210.

Turner, A., Chong-Gossard, J., Vervaet, F. (eds)., 2010.  Private and public lies : the discourse of despotism and deceit in the Graeco-Roman world. Leiden, the Netherlands; Boston: Brill.

 

 

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Transforming religious identities

 

Cunliffe, B. W. ed. 1988. The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath. Vol.2, The finds from the sacred spring. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.

Cunliffe, B. W. & Davenport, P. 1985. The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath. Volume I: The Site. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.

Curchin, L. A. 2004. The romanization of central Spain : complexity, diversity, and change in a provincial hinterland. London: Routledge.

Fear, A. 1996. Rome and Baetica : urbanization in southern Spain c. 50 BC-AD 150. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Goldberg, G. H. 2008. The Dichotomy in Romano-Celtic Syncretism: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Vernacular Religion. TRAC 2008: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Amsterdam 2008, pp. 187-202. - Available online (Open Access): http://trac.org.uk/pubs/

Haeussler, R. & King, A. C. eds. 2007. Continuity and innovation in religion in the Roman West. Volumes I and II. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 67. Portsmouth RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Henig, M. 1999. A New Star Shining Over Bath. The Oxford journal of archaeology. 18, pp. 419-425.

King, A. 2002. The Emergence of Romano-Celtic Religion. In: Blagg, T. & Millett, M. eds. The Early Roman Empire in the West. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 220-241 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Metzler, J., Millett, M., N. Roymans, N. & Slofstra, J. eds. Integration in the early Roman west : the role of culture and ideology. Luxembourg: Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art.

Mierse, W. 1999. Temples and towns in Roman Iberia : the social and architectural dynamics of sanctuary designs from the third century B.C. to the third century A.D.. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Revell, L. 2009. Roman imperialism and local identities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Revell, L. 2007. Religion and Ritual in the Western Provinces. Greece and Rome. 54, pp. 210-228.

Rodríguez Hidalgo, J. M. & Keay, S. J. 1995. Recent Work at Italica. In: Cunliffe, B. W. & Keay, S. J. eds. Social complexity and the development of towns in Iberia, from the Copper Age to the second century AD. Proceedings of the British Academy 86, pp. 395-420. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Webster, J. 1997. Necessary Comparisons: A Post-Colonial Approach to Religious Syncretism in the Roman Provinces. World archaeology. 28, pp. 324-338.

Webster, J. 1995a. Interpretatio: Roman Word Power and Celtic Gods. Britannia. 26, pp. 153-161.

Woolf, G. 2000. The Religious History of the Northwest Provinces. Journal of Roman archaeology. 13, pp. 615-630.

 

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Greek culture in the Roman empire

 

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The transmission and interpretation of Roman literature

 

Lecture

Reynolds, L.D. and Wilson, N.G. 2013. Scribes and Scholars. a Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Greetham, D.C. 1994. Textual scholarship : an introduction. New York: Garland Pub.

Kenney, E.J. 1974. The classical text : aspects of editing in the age of the printed book. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Turner, J. 2014. Philology : the forgotten origins of the modern humanities. Princeton UP.

 

Seminar: Ovid’s Heroides

Knox, Peter E. 1995. Ovid Heroides : select epistles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press – introduction.

Kenney, E.J. 1996. Ovid Heroides, XVI-XXI. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press – introduction.

Farrell, J. 1998. Reading and Writing the Heroides. Harvard studies in classical philology.. 98, pp.307–338.

Tarrant, R.J. 1981. The Authenticity of the Letter of Sappho to Phaon (Heroides XV). Harvard studies in classical philology.. 85, pp.133–153.

White, P. 2009. Renaissance postscripts : responding to Ovid's Heroides in sixteenth-century France . Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

This list was last updated on 14/09/2017