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Journal Cover Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa
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  • The Renaissance editions of festus : fulvio orsini's version
    • Authors: Damiano Acciarino
      Abstract: During the Renaissance, with the rediscovery of the Codex Farnesianus, a new philological and editorial interest in Festus' De verborum significatione arose. Many famous scholars of the 15th and 16th century, inter alios Angelo Poliziano, Aldo Manuzio, Piero Vettori, Antonio Agustin and Joseph Scaliger, studied and published this work, focusing on various aspects of its tradition. A substantial watershed occurred around 1580 when Fulvio Orsini decided to propose a new edition of Festus : from a methodological perspective, this work emerged as a revolutionary text with the potential to modify our perception of its history, sinceit considered the Farnesianus as the central ecdotic element. The aim of this contribution is to retrace the pathway followed by Orsini in arranging his text, considering its complex transmission and showing the impact of its innovations and its controversial literary fortunes.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • διά τοΰτο όθεν τοίνυν οΰν, or rather asyndeton?
           inferential expressions and their social value in Greek official petitions
           (i-iv ad)
    • Authors: Klaas Bentein
      Abstract: Mullins (1962) first suggested that the choice for a request verb in Greek petitions is socially conditioned: άξιόω, he argues, functions as the routine request verb, while ζέομαι is more formal. In this article, I investigate whether similar observations can be made with regard to the inferential expressions preceding the request verb, that is, ξιό ξιά τοΰτο όθεν τοίνυν, and οΰν. Focusing on the social status of the addressee, I argue that it may indeed be possible to situate these different conjunctions on a social scale. That being said, it should be stressed that we are not dealing with a mechanical 'rule', which is never the case in historical sociolinguistics. To conclude the article, I discuss a number of alternative inferential expressions, including asyndeton.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Seizing the zeitgeist : Ovid in exile and Augustan political discourse
    • Authors: Jo-Marie Claassen
      Abstract: Appropriation by Ovid of aspects of the Augustan propagandistic discourse may be traced in his exilic poetry. The exiled Ovid appears to be consciously featuring the imperial civic and political discourse in some of his many examples of allusion to the emperor. The paper examines some examples of such appropriation that add nuance to the apparently subservient attitude of Ovid to the emperor Augustus. Most of what Augustus wrote himself is lost, so that material available for direct comparison of Ovid's exilic oeuvre is relatively slight. Yet Ovid's apparent appropriation of the Augustan discourse, where it may be deduced, while reflecting the Augustan Zeitgeist, casts an interesting light on the poet-prince relationship.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Pompey's three consulships : the end of electoral competition in the late
           roman republic?
    • Authors: Richard J. Evans
      Abstract: Electoral competition in the Late Roman Republic ended in 49 at the start of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey. That event could not have been long foreseen; nonetheless, when consideration is given to the state of the res publica in the two decades beforehand, it might be assumed that some significant undermining of the political system had already occurred. One such subversive player might have been Pompey, who played a dominant role in public life between 71 and 50, and his contribution to the end of the Republic perhaps would be especially manifested in his three consulships. Each of Pompey's elections to the consulship was characterised by unusual features which ought to provide indicators of a termination in the freedom of the electoral process and in restricting competition. The discussion here, therefore, focuses, in three chronological snapshots, on the electioneering and background to the consular elections for 70, 55 and 52 in which Pompey was made consul, but when, arguably, no election as such took place.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Solon's law on stasis and the rise of pisistratus in 561/60 BC
    • Authors: Valerij Gouschin
      Abstract: This article analyses Solon's instruction that citizens should 'ground arms' during a time of political conflict (stasis). It argues that this requirement was part of an unsuccessful attempt by Solon to prevent the establishment of Pisistratus' tyranny in Athens in 561/60 BC.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Accounts of single combat in Byzantine historiography : 10th-14th
           centuries
    • Authors: Savvas Kyriakidis
      Abstract: Accounts of single combat between heroic figures feature prominently in descriptions of battle that can be found in the works of historians of the middle and late periods of Byzantine history. This article investigates the characteristics of single combat in Byzantine historiography and examines how different authors used descriptions of single combat to promote their agenda and praise the military virtues of their heroes. Moreover, it discusses the impact of Homer, Old Testament, Byzantine epic and Western European ideals on the concept and descriptions of duelling in Byzantium.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Greek or Barbarian? Plutarch's portrait of the Syracusan demos in the
           life of dion
    • Authors: Egidia Occhipinti
      Abstract: This paper focuses on Plutarch's representation of the demos of Syracuse in the Life of Dion, seen against the corrective lens offered by Diodorus' narrative. If at first sight it might appear that Plutarch is associating the mob's behaviour with 'barbarian' habits, making us think that that is something peculiar to the Life of Dion, a closer examination shows that in Diodorus the topic of luxury and fickleness is a feature which characterises the Syracusan demos as well as other Sicilians of all classes. Irrationality is a consequence of the masses' lack of political experience rather than of barbarism, and when, occasionally, they are asked to fulfil political duties, they are found to be totally unprepared. A certain degree of reality is to be glimpsed behind Plutarch's depiction of the Syracusan masses, for it was indeed their complex ethnic make-up that caused the forming of class divisions within the city and determined their lack of political insight.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Approche semantico-pragmatique des emplois de sed chez plaute
    • Authors: Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to identify how many functions there are of the conjunction sed in the works of Plautus and to evaluate them. In order to accomplish this, the article begins by taking into consideration the linguistic context, which is important for the interpretation of adversative and argumentative usages of sed as they link with the verbal system. It also examines extra-linguistic data. The analysis makes possible the interpretation of the usages of sed, both in terms of how it links with the verbal system, and also with the non-verbal and the extra-linguistic aspects of the speech situation.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The 'Dodona bronze' revisited
    • Authors: Philip Bosman
      Abstract: τὸ ΔωΔωναῖον XαλκεῖονThe expression τὸ ΔωΔωναῖον Xαλκεῖον ('the Dodona bronze/coppervessel')1 is recorded in dictionaries of Late Antiquity as a παοιμία.2Stephanus of Byzantium 4.146.107 and Diogenianus 8.32 give the proverb's meaning as ἐπὶ τ ῶν πολλὰ λαλούντων, that is, referring to incessant babblers.3 LSJ9 s.v. ΔωΔωναῖος suggests the metaphor 'chatterbox' as theEnglish equivalent. Surprisingly few actual uses of the παροιμία were transmitted, but its regular form appears to have been a simile, with the tertium comparationis the persistent sound produced. Libanius, Decl. 26.1.24 describes the stock figure of the excessively talkative woman as'exceeding' (ὑπερηαίνει), that is, worse than the ΔωΔωναῖον Xαλκεῖον, inmuch the same fashion as its first transmitted occurrence in Menander, seven centuries earlier.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Confirming an ekkyklema in Sophocles' Acrisius
    • Authors: Joel D. Eis
      Abstract: Recently published research on the ekkyklema has confirmed that within the texts of the plays by all the major writers, previously unrecognised features exist that are specific indicators of the use of this arcane device unique to Greek theatre. Furthermore, vase images that show the device in climactic scenes from those plays confirm the dependability of these indicators. In every case examined so far, where the telltale features are present so is the ekkyklema. This evidence raises the question : were there other plays - for which we have only text fragments - that also shared these features, and therefore used this device as well? Such a discovery would support the importance of this technique in Greek dramaturgy as an iconographic tool for the writers and their sponsors.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Catullus 37 : Lesbia, Egnatius, and Roman mime
    • Authors: Maria S. Marsilio
      Abstract: Within the 'Lesbia' cycle of Catullan poems, poem 37 on the salax taberna has received minimal scholarly attention, due principally to its obscene content and language. This poem deserves a fuller exploration of its significant place in the Catullan corpus. Several critics of Catullus' carmina have noticed the connection of poem 37 to poem 36, where the truces iambi that Lesbia wishes to consign to the flames in poem 36 may refer to poem 37, which attacks her as one of the occupants of the salax taberna. Yet approaches to how poem 37 relates to other poems in the Catullan corpus vary widely. Donald Lateiner and Marilyn Skinner focus on the meaning and function of its obscene language. Brian Krostenko and Alan Booth examine Catullus' characterisation of Egnatius in poems 37 and 39 and consider the relative chronology of these poems. Marguerite Johnson argues that Catullus contrasts military and erotic warfare in poem 37, suggesting that the Temple of Castor and Pollux in 37.2 and the magna bella fought by Catullus for the sake of Lesbia in 37.13 may be subtle references to the Trojan war, and Catullus' imagining of Lesbia as Helen.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Alexander in Africa. Acta Classica Supplementum V., P.R. Bosman (Ed.) :
           review
    • Authors: Joshua Nudell
      Abstract: Alexander the Great was in Egypt for a matter of months between 332 and 331 BCE. This period is often viewed with a curious mix of inconsequentiality and dire importance. On the one hand, Egypt was a distraction from Alexander's declared intent of defeating Darius and conquering Persia, included seemingly for the purposes of capturing all Persian possessions; on the other, it was in Egypt that he founded the most famous Alexandria and was confirmed in his godhead by the oracle of Zeus Ammon at Siwah. Alexander in Africa, the latest in a series of volumes based on conferences about Alexander and his legacy, is designed to unpack these 'activities of great political and symbolic significance' (p.vii). The conference was held in Grahamstown, South Africa in 2011 as part of the biennial Classical Association of South Africa Conference; the resultant volume has four main areas of inquiry: the history and historical record for Alexander in Africa, the role of the diadochic period in constructing Alexander's African legacy, the African variations on Alexander's legend, and twentieth-century conceptions of Alexander as mediated by African contexts (p. viii). The nine contributions tend to deal with issues and controversies common to scholarship about Alexander and are arranged in rough chronological order. While the topics are notformally represented by section headings, all but one of the contributions may be grouped into pairs about each of the core areas of inquiry.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Preaching Bondage : John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early
           Christianity, Chris L. de Wet : review
    • Authors: Wendy Mayer
      Abstract: This first book of an exciting young South African scholar is based on his doctoral research, but bears only a pale resemblance to his doctoral dissertation. Rather, it constitutes a much more mature reflection on hissubject - the discourse of slavery in Late Antiquity - shaped by further engagement and discussion with a wide circle of scholars from a range of disciplines. Pitched as a project in cultural historiography, it asks large questions about the legacy of slavery, challenging current complacency byexposing largely unconscious and socially problematic discourses of domination that continue to persist into the present. This book may be about the period of Late Antiquity, but it draws a long trajectory from the Classical Greek and Roman past into Hellenistic Judaism, Early Christianity, the 'crisis of masculinity' of the 4th century, and well beyond.Similarly, while the focus is the discourse of a single late-fourth-century author, the Syrian priest John Chrysostom, subsequently bishop of the Eastern imperial capital, Constantinople, De Wet provides a model for the analysis of other late-ancient authors on the topic, as well as demonstrating the pervasiveness within Christian circles of the main threads of this particular writer's approach. In essence, the book offers a major contribution to the history of ideas in Western thought, delineating how a core set of ideas, transformed through a Christian lens, led to the passiveacceptance of the (gendered) oppression of other human beings. The implications of the study presented in these pages are extensive and this is a book to be read by scholars across a wide range of interests and disciplines.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The Land of the Elephant Kings. Space, Territory and Ideology in the
           Seleucid Empire, P. Kosmin (Ed.) : review
    • Authors: Brian McGing
      Abstract: The Seleucid Empire has been well served by scholarship in the present generation, certainly since Amélie Kuhrt and Susan Sherwin-White presented new possibilities in their excellent 1993 study, From Samarkhand to Sardis. The books of Ma, Capdetrey, Primo and Aperghis lead the way amongst a host of specialist articles. The Seleucid economy in particular is taking its place in new thinking about the economies of the Hellenistic world, and there will be a great deal more produced on the Astronomical Diaries. It is a pleasure, then, in this exciting field to welcome Paul Kosmin's sparklingly original contribution to Seleucid studies.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Euripides : Iphigenia in Tauris, L.P.E. Parker (Ed.) : review
    • Authors: Michael Lloyd
      Abstract: Iphigenia in Tauris (abbreviated as IT) is the Latin title of the play by Euripides known in English as Iphigenia among the Taurians. 'Tauris' is not strictly speaking a geographical term, although used as such by Goethe (Iphigenie auf Tauris) among others, and Parker might have offered more by way of explanation than a sarcastic footnote (p. lxxii n. 143). IT, produced about 414 BC, is one of Euripides' late plays, sometimes known as 'romances' or 'melodramas'. It is set in the Crimea, and resembles Helen (set in Egypt) in taking a famous heroine of myth to an exotic location and subjecting her to innovative adventures. Both plays end with an exciting escape and return to Greece. The happy ending may seem untragic, but Aristotle (Poetics 14) regarded the averted catastrophe in IT as an example of the best kind of tragedy.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Ammianus' Julian : Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae, A.J. Ross :
           review
    • Authors: David Woods
      Abstract: This is a revised version of a DPhil thesis submitted at Oxford University. As the title suggests, the focus is on the treatment by the late Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus of the reign of the emperor Julian, both as Caesar (AD 355-60) and as Augustus (AD 360-63). Ross subjects Ammianus' text to a detailed narratological and intertextual analysis in order to explore how exactly Ammianus creates his distinctive depiction of Julian, the relationship of this depiction to the earlier predominantly Greek traditions concerning Julian, and how Ammianus crafted his text to appeal to a Latin-speaking Western audience. However, Ammianus devotes a large portion of his text to the career of Julian, and Ross has necessarily to be selective in choosing what episodes to subject to a detailed analysis in this manner. The result is five main chapters carefully subdivided into a number of sub-chapters dealing, after the first chapter, with four episodes (or sets of episodes) in the order that they occur within Ammianus' text.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • L. Török, Herodotus in Nubia. Mnemosyne Supplements, History and
           Archaeology of Classical Antiquity 368. : review
    • Authors: Joseph Skinner
      Abstract: László Törökâ??s Herodotus in Nubia represents a notable and highly welcome addition to the steadily-burgeoning field of Herodotean studies. Classicists and historians working on Herodotus will have ample cause to thank Török for providing such a thorough introduction to a topic largely beyond their ken, namely the history and archaeology of ancient Kush. The latter forms the backdrop for the two ancient Ethiopias which Török identifies within the Histories in Books 2 and 3 respectively : the first a historical kingdom situated in the Middle Nile Region which encompassed Egypt under Nubia's Twenty-Fifth Dynasty, and the second the semi mythical utopia already familiar to Homeric audiences and thus firmly entrenched in the Greeks' ethnographic imagination by the time Herodotus embarked on his enquiries. As a leading light in Nubian studies Török is ideally placed to comment on the largely overlooked sections of Herodotus' Histories relating to ancient Ethiopia (Török follows Herodotusby referring to the latter throughout as 'Aithiopia').
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The graph? paranomōn in its Athenian context
    • Authors: John Atkinson
      Abstract: The graph? paranomōn appeared after ostracism was abandoned, and the graph? and its variant, the graph? nomon m? epit?deion theinai (prosecution for having introduced a law that was inexpedient) were developed in the aftermath of the restoration of democracy in 403, and the revision of the code of laws. When Hansen wrote that the majority of the known cases, being simply challenges to honorific decrees, were 'without any political or constitutional importance whatsoever', this was misleading at the statistical level and required the texts to be considered more carefully in their historical context. The high incidence of indictments and the relative youth of many of the prosecutors suggest that this was a field where young politicians could be blooded. The procedures were not those of a judicial review, but added a level of protection to the workings of the assembly. It was said that the graph? paranomōn was essential to the preservation of the democracy. Indeed, the two procedures were set aside in 317.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Montium domina: Catullus' Diana, Rome and the moon's bastard light
    • Authors: Lee Fratantuono
      Abstract: Catullus' hymn to Diana (Carm. 34) has several affinities with his galliambic Carm. 63, the Attis poem. Close investigation of parallels between these works demonstrates the poet's concern with the problem of the transition from a Trojan past to an Italian present for the construction of a Roman identity, a problem that can be typified by the relationship of the Italian Diana and the Trojan mother goddess Cybele. Further, certain aspects of Catullus' depiction of the tension inherent to the synergy of the two goddesses in the religious identity of Rome can be seen to have influenced the climactic revelation of the future Roman identity in the closing movements of the Virgilian Aeneid.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Elemental imagery in Solon
    • Authors: William Henderson
      Abstract: This article discusses Solon's use of elemental imagery, that is, imagery that involves the elements of the inanimate natural world or cosmos. A century after Solon, Empedocles (c. 490-c. 430), developed the theory of the four constituent elements of the cosmos: earth, air, fire, water. The 'cosmology' with which Solon was familiar was that of Homer and Hesiod, but he was almost certainly also aware of the theories of his contemporaries, the natural philosophers of Ionia during the 6th century BC, and may even have influenced their ideas. They were already conceiving the universe in terms of these elements. It is therefore not surprising to encounter these elements in his poetry, albeit mainly as imagery. The texts examined are: Frr. 13 W (1 G-P) 14-15: fire; 36 W (30 G-P) 3-7 and 43 W (37 G-P): earth; 9 W (12 G-P) 1-4 and 12 W (13 G-P): water, sea, snow and hail; and 13 W (1 G-P) 16-25: air or wind.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Agricultural slavery and the parable of the loyal and wise slave in Q
           12:42-46
    • Authors: Llewellyn Howes
      Abstract: This article examines the parable of the loyal and wise slave in Q 12:42-46 by considering the ancient institution of agricultural slavery. Particular attention will be given to the managers of ancient slave-run farms, who were at times also slaves themselves. Methodologically, each verse of the parable will be read against the background of the ancient institution of agricultural slavery. The aim is not to interpret the metaphorical meaning of the parable, but merely to contextualise and illuminate its literal meaning.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Epicurean education and the rhetoric of concern
    • Authors: Sean McConnell
      Abstract: There has been a large amount of scholarly controversy over the precise nature of the motivations at play in the Epicurean accounts of justice and friendship, and whether any form of altruism or other-concern is compatible with Epicurean hedonist ethics. This paper addresses this tension between self- and other-concern from a novel angle, by examining the motivations behind Epicurean educational practice. What emerges is a rather complex motivational picture that reaffirms the Epicureans' philosophical commitment to egoism, but at the same time shows it to be more nuanced and sensitive than one might expect given their theoretical postulates and the reaction of ancient critics such as Cicero.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Socrates ex machina : the preamble of Plato's Laches (178A1-181D7)
    • Authors: Konstantinos Chr. Stefou
      Abstract: The preamble to Plato's Laches is an integral part of the whole dialogue. It puts forward the fundamental beliefs of Socrates' interlocutors in an intelligent way, while highlighting the ideological confusion caused by their uncritical acceptance of traditional beliefs. Thus, Socrates' interlocutors are brought to an insoluble impasse. Plato offers a way out of this impasse by introducing the figure of Socrates, who emerges as the literary instrument of Plato's criticism of Athens' educational system. Socrates' elenchus shows that the only way to achieve the real benefit, the benefit to the soul, is to lead a life of philosophical activity in pursuit of the truth.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Sometimes a name is just a name : Tacitus' use of 'Augustus'
    • Authors: D. Wardle
      Abstract: Against the thesis of Thom, that whenever Tacitus uses the word 'Augustus' in his works, particularly those written before the Annales, its function is to cast doubt on the institution of the principate as well as on the first emperor, this article argues that Augustus is predominantly used as a name rather than an imperial title and that there is no overarching design in Tacitus' uses of the word to denigrate the imperial institution or the first emperor. When Tacitus' references to Augustus are understood with appropriate nuance and with appreciation of the rhetorical or contextual situation in which the author has placed them, differing emphases and lights on the first emperor emerge, as is to be expected from the diversity of those referring to him. No change in Tacitus' use of Augustus and other descriptors of the first emperor is discernible from Tacitus' earliest extant works to his latest.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Imperium suum paulatim destruxit : the concept of moderatio in Valerius
           Maximus' Facta et dicta memorabilia 4.1
    • Authors: Heiko Westphal
      Abstract: With the majority of its occurrences scattered across Latin literature and mostly lacking situational context, the Roman ethical concept of moderatio is hard to grasp in all its facets. Its fundamental meaning appears to have been the reasonable and prudent use of power, but how moderatio was actually manifested in historical action, how it varied and was defined, and who was expected to display it may still be debated. In his Facta et dicta memorabilia, the Tiberian author Valerius Maximus presents a unique and focussed discussion of the nature and the effects of moderatio (Val. Max. 4.1). The exempla he assembles clearly illustrate the patterns and processes which underlie this highly complex mode of conduct. Based on a thorough analysis of these exempla, this article attempts a definition of moderatio as understood by Valerius. Thus the paper seeks to highlight some of the essential aspects shaping this extraordinary virtue, to explore potential intentions behind its display, and to examine its function within the relationship between the powerful and those on whom their power impacted.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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