Journal Cover
Erga-Logoi : Rivista di storia, letteratura, diritto e culture dell'antichità
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.16
Number of Followers: 1  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2280-9678 - ISSN (Online) 2282-3212
Published by LED Edizioni Universitarie Homepage  [5 journals]
  • Aristoteles und die Kunst des Verschweigens. Die aristotelische
           Darstellung von demokratischer Bürgerrechtsverleihung, Areopag und
           nomothesia im Licht externer Quellen

    • Authors: Gertrud Dietze-Mager
      Pages: 7 - 58
      Abstract: The article discusses the discrepancy between Aristotle’s representation of the Athenian politeia and the information contained in external sources. First we examine his statement that the demagogues manipulate the size and structure of the citizen body by admitting persons of doubtful background in order to broaden their power base. The external sources show no such practice in Athens in the 5th nor in the 4th century: they prove that the three mass citizenship grants in Athenian history were not due to demagogic manipulation but to situations of need, and that on top citizenship criteria became increasingly strict. Next his picture of the 4th century Areopagus as an institution stripped of political and constitutional powers is critically assessed against external sources which show that Aristotle’s description does not match the facts. The article finally tries to clarify why Aristotle chose to never mention the Athenian nomothesia in his writings. It concludes that not only the way in which he presents information about the Athenian state, but also, and more importantly, his decision to exclude information from his narrative are influenced by his conservative views and seem to be guided by his wish to paint a dark picture of the contemporary Athenian politeia.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-002-gdie
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • Die Familie des Aristoteles und die zwei Fassungen seines Testaments

    • Authors: Stefan Schorn
      Pages: 59 - 120
      Abstract: This article compares the Greek and the Arabic versions of Aristotle’s last will and argues that the differences between them are not to be explained as paraphrases and mistakes by the translator(s), as has recently been stated. Rather, the Greek text which constituted the basis of the translation was a manipulated version of the original last will and meant to support the view that Herpyllis was not Aristotle’s mistress and that Nikomachos was not her but Pythias’ son. Although the Greek version in Diogenes Laertios is to be regarded as the original version of this document, it lacks one authentic sentence preserved by the Arabic tradition. A reading of the Greek version of the will before the background of Athenian law makes it probable that Herpyllis was Aristotle’s legal wife and the mother of Nikomachos. In addition, it is shown that Ptolemy’s Life of Aristotle was not, as is assumed in its editio princeps, an epitome of Hermippos’ On Aristotle.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-001-ssch
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • La nascita e lo sviluppo del nesso tryphé-decadenza nella
           storiografia ellenistica

    • Authors: Livia De Martinis
      Pages: 121 - 154
      Abstract: In the 4th century BC Greek historiography abandons the monographic genre to propose a general interpretation of history: a possible interpretative key is that of tryphé, excessive luxury that corrupts and leads to an unstoppable decadence cities, peoples and states. The first theoretical elaboration of the tryphé-decadence nexus occurs in the historiographical work of Ephorus of Cyme and Timaeus of Tauromenium. In later Greek historiography, however, the concept of tryphé remains in most cases connected to a moral judgment, without becoming a true criterion of historical interpretation. And if in this sense it has been too often interpreted by the moderns, this is probably due to the influence on them exerted by the Roman historiography. In it the equivalent of tryphé can be considered the luxuria, understood as corrupting luxury, which since the 2nd century BC would lead to a progressive weakening of Rome and that in the historiographic production sees an insistent connection between the social ethics, precisely corrupt, and the political decadence.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-001-ldem
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • Between Tyranny and Democracy: Political Exiles and the History of
           Heraclea Pontica

    • Authors: Rita Laura Loddo
      Pages: 155 - 182
      Abstract: In the surviving fragments of his treatise On Heraclea the historian Memnon assigns a central role to the exiles from Heraclea. As opponents of tyranny, they represented a destabilising element, a constant danger to the survival of the Clearchid regime. This article explores the events that led to the banishment of the exiles, reconstructs the politics of expulsion implemented by the tyrants, and clarifies the status of the exiles and their political orientation in the light of Memnon’s frequent juxtaposition of the exiles’ demand to return to their homeland and the restoration of democracy.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-001-llod
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • Di Apollo e di alcune fondazioni seleucidi

    • Authors: Claudio Biagetti
      Pages: 183 - 212
      Abstract: This paper questions the widespread view associating the Apollo’s epithet ἀρχηγέτης/ἀρχηγός with the Seleucid city foundations in the Greek East. Special attention is paid to the epigraphic and numismatic evidence coming from the poleis of Apameia in Syria and Hierapolis of Phrygia, where Apollo was honoured as divine ἀρχηγέτης in imperial times. A reassessment of the available sources does not substantiate the claim that the mention of Apollo Ἀρχηγέτης in the inscriptions from Apameia, Hierapolis and other cities of the Greek East automatically points to cults going back to the Seleucid period.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-001-cbia
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • Le Periochae liviane (e le altre): per la definizione di un

    • Authors: Tommaso Ricchieri
      Pages: 213 - 248
      Abstract: Livy’s Periochae have always been studied to assess their dependence from Livy and their contribution to our knowledge of his lost books. This article approaches them as a self-standing text and compares them to other summaries of ancient texts which go under the same name (e.g. periochae to Terence, Homer and Lucan). It is suggested that Livy’s Periochae should be viewed not only as one of the many epitomes of Livy which spread in Late antiquity, but also as representative of a literary ‘genre’ to which other late antique summaries of major classical works belong.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-001-tric
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • Lotte e problemi sociali in Cassio Dione

    • Authors: Gianpaolo Urso
      Pages: 249 - 271
      Abstract: This article studies the way in which Dio deals with social issues in his Roman History. In particular, it examines the rise of the parvenus in Severan Rome, the problem of indebtedness of individual citizens and the state, the recurring phenomenon of banditry, famines and ‘hunger revolts’. The impression of the historian’s insensitivity to the needs of the most disadvantaged social classes is diminished by the analysis of his narrative concerning the struggle between patricians and plebeians in the archaic age, which Dio re-examines also in light of the problems of his time, and in which an unexpected attention to the motives of the poor emerges.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      DOI: 10.7358/erga-2022-001-gurs
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • A. Marcone, Giuliano. L’imperatore filosofo e sacerdote che tentò 275
           la restaurazione del paganesimo

    • Authors: Rosalia Marino
      Pages: 275 - 282
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • S.C. Todd, A Commentary on Lysias

    • Authors: Aggelos Kapellos
      Pages: 283 - 285
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • M. Intrieri, Ermocrate Siceliota, stratego, esule

    • Authors: Gabriella Vanotti
      Pages: 287 - 296
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • G. Marginesu, I Greci e l’arte di fare i conti. Moneta e democrazia
           nell’età di Pericle

    • Authors: Federica Cordano
      Pages: 297 - 298
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • A.R. Knodell, Societies in Transition in Early Greece: An Archaeological

    • Authors: Chiara Tarditi
      Pages: 299 - 304
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
  • F. Kimmel-Clauzet - F. Muccioli (éds.), Devenir un dieu, devenir un
           héros en Grèce ancienne / Diventare un eroe, diventare un dio nel mondo

    • Authors: Alessandro Rossini
      Pages: 305 - 310
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2022)
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762

Your IP address:
Home (Search)
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-