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Bust of Polyphemus

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This sculpted head of the giant Cyclops Polyphemus came from a larger sculptural group depicting a scene from The Odyssey. We cannot tell if it is a Greek or Roman work, since Roman artists often very closely copied Greek models...

Hesiod, Theogony

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Most likely writing sometime in the late eighth or early seventh century BCE, the Greek poet Hesiod is known not so much for elegant poetry but for the earliest extant version of the Greek creation myth. Drawing on Near Eastern creation...

From a Buried Fragment to the Virtual Artefact: A Case Study of Greek Pottery

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The fragmentary condition of objects is often an issue in the study of material cultural heritage. In archaeology, and in pottery studies in particular, the fragmentary condition of excavated objects impacts on research into their history...

Homer, the Odyssey, Odysseus and his Men Encounter the Cyclops

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Written sometime in the eighth century BCE, The Odyssey, along with The Iliad, was first passed down orally from generation to generation for hundreds of years, resulting in formulaic elements such as consistent epithets (e.g...

Byzantium for Classicists

Anthony Kaldellis

Anthony Kaldellis (Professor and Chair of Classics at the Ohio State University) has published many books on various aspects of Byzantine history, culture, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium Unbound : Modernity, Imperial Bureaucracy and Islam

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...When the library of University College London was thinking of cancelling its subscription to Byzantinische Zeitschrift on the grounds that it would not be frequently consulted, Arnaldo Momigliano replied that “the problem would not be what...

Representing Celibate Marriages

Anne P. Alwis

Anne P. Alwis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests lie in hagiography, narrative and gender in late Antiquity and Byzantium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Despite their unifying theme and their determination to explore the boundaries of celibate marriage, the vitae are far from homogenous in their renderings. The characters in the VJB represent a range of affirmative and negative perspectives...

Byzantium Was Not Medieval

Anthony Kaldellis

Anthony Kaldellis (Professor and Chair of Classics at the Ohio State University) has published many books on various aspects of Byzantine history, culture, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium Unbound : Modernity, Imperial Bureaucracy and Islam

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Georgios Akropolites, Against the Latins 2.27 in Georgii Acropolitae opera, ed. A. Heisenberg, rev. P. Wirth, 2 vols. (Stuttgart: Teubner, 1978), 2:64, my translation.It seems, O Italians, that you no longer remember our ancient harmony...

The Land of the Greeks

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

Book chapter

...One of the early Islamic scientists, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, writes of going off to bilad-al-Rum, ‘the land of the Greeks’‘the land of the Greeks’, Anawati, DSB, vol. 15, p. 230, where he improved his Greek in order to read scientific manuscripts...

Pro Deo et Amore Marchionis: Honorius III, William VI of Montferrat, and the Fifth Crusade in Greece

Ben Halliburton

Ben Halliburton, Saint Louis University, MO Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Papacy, Crusade, and Christian–Muslim Relations

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The Fifth Crusade is well-known for the absence of Frederick II on it, despite its many other participants, but the Holy Roman Emperor was not the only Christian knight who had taken the Cross and then made alternate arrangements. Marquis...

Science Before Science

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

Book chapter

...The Greeks of the classical era believed that they had acquired their knowledge of astronomy from Mesopotamia and Egypt. Herodotus credits the Babylonians with inventing the gnomon, the shadow-marker of the sundial, which the Greeks used...