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To Make a Wooden Horse

Ioannis Doukas, NUI Galway In my paper, I focus on the Wooden Horse tradition, whose earliest known narrative representations were included in two poems of the Epic Cycle, the Little Iliad and the Sack of Troy, attributed respectively, in the majority of sources, to Lesches and Arctinus and presumably dated… Read more

Diachrony and the Case of Aesop

[[Also published in print in Diachrony: Diachronic Studies of Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, 2015, ed. José M. González, pp. 233–290. Pagination is herein represented by “{…|…},” indicating where one page ends and another begins. This online version is longer than the printed version due to the fact that, in the… Read more

The Many Deaths of Mustaj Beg of Lika

Translated by Peter McMurray Introduction In his seminal text, “Studije o krajinskoj epici” (‘Studies on Epic Song of the Krajina’), [1] Alois Schmaus points out the importance of tales or stories (priče) in Bosniak epic in order to show that the tale is in fact… Read more

Addressing Divergent Digital Literacies and Visualizing Data Uncertainty in Social Networks and the Ancient Greek Garrisons Project

Introduction The interplay between representations of wealth, power, and identity has had a profound impact on historical and contemporary culture. Current political and social movements, including the Black Lives Matter movement, #MeToo, and even the alt-right have created extensive social and political networks which have coalesced around issues of inequality,… Read more

Introduction

This volume of Classics@ aims to explore and analyze how the present digital turn enables a renewed theoretical engagement with multimodal ancient literacies. Cultural transmission in Antiquity was primarily oral, supplemented by images and texts. Nevertheless, Classicists first employed the term “literacy” in the singular, according to its 19th-century definition: the… Read more

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